Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer

Do you want to work on unique and challenging projects? Do you appreciate the value of holistic design thinking and want to be part of a multidisciplinary team that is rewarded for doing what is right for the long-term success of the customer and our business? 

Type of contract
Area of Expertise
Building Structures
Office / Project Location
Los Angeles
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Buro Happold is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer to join our talented and inclusive hybrid structural engineering team in Los Angeles.

As a Senior Structural Engineer you will have the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge of structural design across a portfolio of ground-breaking projects in the US and globally. Strong communication skills and teamwork are essential to life at Buro Happold and in turn, we can offer you unrivalled career, project, and development opportunities.

Our ideal candidate will be a creative individual with superb communication skills. Your broad design knowledge will serve you well in this role as you make your mark on our exciting range of projects. This role will typically analyze and design structural systems for steel and concrete buildings using the appropriate building codes and be in close collaboration with other disciplines within a multi-discipline environment.

As a key part of the team, your responsibilities will be varied but will broadly include:

What would you be doing?

  • Preparation and verification of detailed engineering designs, drawings, documents and specifications
  • Undertake detailed engineering design for gravity and lateral systems of building structures
  • Take the lead in managing project development and deliverables with the team
  • Reviewing project work and deliverables to meet expected high levels of quality against project schedules  
  • Guide and help develop less experienced  team members in order to achieve project success and team goals
  • Create 3D structural analysis models using commercial software, including RAM, SAP, ETABS, SAFE, etc
  • Set up, manage and review job/project administrative systems, including planning and monitoring job resourcing/expenditure
  • Under guidance of project leadership, attend and participate in meetings with the client, and other design team members

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years’ experience of innovative structural building engineering design
  • Relevant master's degree
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of US Building Codes and Professional Standards with expertise in seismic design
  • Broad structural design knowledge from working on a wide range of projects
  • Experience with wide range of material, including the design of steel, concrete and wood building structures
  • Confident and proactive character with ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organization, combined with ability to work independently
  • Good working experience with BIM tools such as REVIT
  • Passion for sustainability and reducing the environmental impact on projects
  • Experience with or willing to learn computation design methods, using Rhino, Grasshopper is a plus
In return…
  • At Buro Happold, you’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, contributing to unique and innovative projects that inspire awe, transform communities and help to combat climate change
  • Our strength is in our diversity and you’ll join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported. You will be challenged and you’ll also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work
  • Advance your career within a forward-thinking, global community of engineering professionals

What we offer:

  • Salary range of $87,000 to $110,000. This will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, and/or experience
  • Generous benefits package
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous PTO (4 weeks) 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, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, BH Women's Network, and/or our Black at BH ERG

Described by our clients as 'passionate', 'innovative', 'collaborative': Buro Happold is an independent, international engineering practice that for over 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world's leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO. Through our global community of driven, world leading engineering and consulting professionals we deliver elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today. Follow us @burohappold and find out more at ​

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. 

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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:

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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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