Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

We are recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Building Environments team in our London office. 

The role will offer the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a varied portfolio of engaging and dynamic projects both in the UK and globally, offering the opportunity to work on unique and high-profile projects.   

We proudly support hybrid working and our colleagues will be invited to travel to our London office 2-3 days a week. 

Type of contract
Area of Expertise
Building Environment
Office / Project Location
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Our London Building Services (MEP) team is involved in a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects. With current projects including: 

Marina Residential Tower, Athens – (Foster & Partners) – Greece’s tallest building will also be an exemplar in sustainable design. 

Barbican Renewal, London – (Allies & Morrison & Asif Khan Studios) - A once in a generation opportunity to be involved in the low energy refurbishment of an iconic, unapologetically modernist building. 

Canning Town Masterplan – (Jestico & Whiles) – As part of our multidisciplinary design team supporting the development of an estate regeneration masterplan on a 10ha site with a brief to deliver 1,750 homes. 

BuroHappold's London Building Services team continues to deliver cutting edge design solutions which encourage the efficient use of materials, energy and natural resources. Our holistic, multidisciplinary design environment affords our engineers the freedom and creativity to push the boundaries of sustainable building technology across HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing disciplines in close collaboration with practice-wide specialist groups such as sustainability & physics, facades, lighting, and technology.  

Key Duties  

We invite you to join our close-knit team as a Mechanical Engineer providing outstanding design engineering services to the Group on a range of interesting projects, working closely with our Senior Engineers and Associates. You will take ownership of delivering sustainable and innovative design solutions for building services projects led by the London office, although delivering to our portfolio of international projects.  
Of course, your role will be varied but your typical week will see you: 

  • Undertaking detailed mechanical engineering building services design, cross checking the results using hand calculations.  

  • Preparing technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and correspondence. 

  • Working closely with coordinators and other engineering professionals on a variety of multidisciplinary projects 

  • Representing Buro Happold at meetings with clients, other professionals and suppliers.  

  • Taking responsibility for the design and delivery of discipline engineering on multiple projects, seeing them through to completion.  

  • Adding value to a project and taking part in the financial management of the project, alongside others 

  • Maintaining your CPD and self-learning / development as well as mentoring graduate engineers, interns and trainees 

Your Skills and Experience:  

Whether you are an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer looking for a step up, it is expected that you will be able to demonstrate:  

  • Significant experience gained within an engineering consultancy  

  • Proven track record of project design ideally through concept to detailed  

  • Ability to review and make small amendments within AutoCAD and Revit 

  • Fully conversant with Microsoft office as well as experience in general HVAC calculation software packages such as IES.  

  • Working knowledge and understanding of British, European and ideally international standards.  

  • Well-practiced communication skills  

  • Confident and proactive approach to problem solving.  

It would be highly advantageous if you have some experience of using Revit and working on projects both in the UK and overseas, but this is not essential as we offer training on the use of this important tool. 
Ideally you will also have a:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (BEng) or master’s degree in Engineering (MEng) in a relevant subject  

  • Membership of a recognised professional body (CIBSE, IMechE, ASHRAE or equivalent) and demonstrable progress towards chartership.  


In return for your knowledge and expertise, you will receive a favourable salary and benefits package with a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum (exclusive of Bank Holidays). Also offered are hybrid working arrangements, a company pension scheme and life assurance. Also, we support fully personal and career development opportunities, including studying for further qualifications 

Interested?   Intrigued?   Inspired?   

Join us to find out what you’re really capable of.  

Buro Happold value flexible working as an important part of the way we work. We welcome applications from those who are seeking flexibility in their careers. #LI-JA1 #Hybrid


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.

Buro Happold actively promotes inclusion across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential. Read our Equal employment opportunity statement to find out more.

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