Graduate Consultant - Cities, 2024

Graduate Consultant - Cities, 2024

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.


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If you want to help shape the future of the cities that you live, work and visit and have a deep working knowledge of urban infrastructure systems, urban design, economic development and/or environmental policy, Buro Happold has an excellent role for you. We are seeking a Graduate Cities Consultant to join our passionate and welcoming team.

Buro Happold Cities is focused on shaping the urban centers of the future, integrating strategies that enhance the built environment, natural resources, and quality of life. We provide strategic planning, project management, and organization building to help our clients tackle complex and often high-profile challenges related to urban development.  From visioning to implementation, we work alongside our clients to develop tailor-made and highly effective solutions, providing expertise in sustainability and resiliency, infrastructure and land use, economic development and climate change, and governance and operations. We take an interdisciplinary approach to each project, using evidence-based planning and stakeholder engagement to bring new ideas, critical thinking, leadership, and an understanding of what it takes for cities today to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Be Intrigued

Some of your primary responsibilities as Graduate Cities Consultant will include:

  • Undertaking detailed technical and geospatial analysis
  • Developing greenhouse gas models and/or hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Researching innovative technologies, policies and programs
  • Participating in learning and development initiatives to build own capability and to ensure skills are disseminated in the team

To apply, you will need a minimum degree in Environmental, Civil, Energy Engineering, Sustainability Management or a related subject. You will also require the following:

  • Preferred Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Urban Planning or similar
  • Preferred two or more years of professional experience in consulting, engineering, government administration, or similar workplace environments; experience across different fields and exposure to an international environment will be viewed favorably
  • A data-driven disposition, with demonstrated experience of using, interpreting and representing complex data including socio-economic and environmental data
  • A strong working knowledge of urban infrastructure systems, urban design, economic development and/or environmental policy
  • A high level of proficiency in verbal and written English, with demonstrable report writing and presentation capability
  • Excellent research skills and the ability to synthesize and present information effectively
  • Proficiency in quantitative modelling, such as statistical models, GHG emission inventories, and/or economic proformas
  • Working knowledge of a language in addition to English (such as Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) would be advantageous
  • Software and Technologies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel
    • Statistical modelling in R, SPSS, STATA or similar
    • Knowledge of Adobe CS, specifically Illustrator and InDesign preferred
    • Geospatial analysis using ArcGIS and/or QGIS

Experience with 2D and 3D modelling software including Rhino and AutoCAD beneficial

In return for your passion, collaborative approach, and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, joining a friendly and inclusive culture.

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What we offer:

  • Salary range of $74,000 to $77,000. This will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, and/or experience
  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous PTO (4-5 weeks depending on position) in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Hybrid working & summer hours
  • Reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees
  • Global network of experts
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Be a part of our Young Employees Forum and our Diversity and Inclusion Forum


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Interested?  Intrigued?  Inspired?

Please apply with Buro Happold today if this full-time Graduate Cities Consultant job sounds right for you.  

When submitting your application, work samples are encouraged.

A place for everyone

Buro Happold values individual's flexible approaches to working patterns as an important part of the way you work and achieve balance. We welcome applications from those who are seeking flexibility in their careers.   

Our exceptional portfolio of projects is the result of the diversity of thought, identities, backgrounds and experiences that shape us. Appreciating each other’s differences is key, we want employees to feel they don’t have to mask elements of their identity to thrive. 

We are working to change the lack of representation of marginalised groups in the built environment and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry. We have much to learn from one another. Embracing difference allows us to develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

Please let us know if there are any adjustments we could make to the application process to make it easier and more comfortable for you. Contact so we can work with you to support you throughout your application. 

Important information:

Please note Buro Happold will never ask for payment to register or apply for a role.

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