Structural Engineering Lead with Strong Client Engagement Record

Structural Engineering Lead with Strong Client Engagement Record

In this role, you will help lead and support Buro Happold’s west coast structural engineering team in winning work and delivering high quality solutions.

Type of contract
Associate Director, Director
Area of Expertise
Building Structures
Office / Project Location
San Francisco, Los Angeles
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This will be achieved through:

  • 50% project delivery / 50% business development
  • Development and championing of the team’s strategy and plans to achieve the team’s business targets and brand goals through customer-focused engagement and work winning
  • Supporting the overall long-term strategy, growth, and pipeline development of multi discipline engineering work for Buro Happold within the region
  • Externally focused for 50% of the time, develop and strengthen client and collaborator relationships through business to business meetings and industry events
  • Support and mentor the team in work winning strategy
  • Maintaining and developing the highest standards of project delivery

Further responsibilities will include: 

  • Develop KPI’s with the partner in charge and align these with the regional strategy
  • Develop the reputation of Buro Happold structural engineering as the best in class across a range of size and multi-discipline projects within the region and US
  • Assist with developing fee estimates for all project types and ensure projects are delivered profitably, on schedule, and within scope and budget
  • Set a strong example of client care and general consultancy, and support your team to do the same
  • Manage relationships with internal and external clients, engineers and other stakeholders. Utilize opportunities to further work and win new commissions.

Candidate Profile:

  • Significant track record of client engagement, and of an established client relationship network in California
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Licensed California SE
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of internal and external sources, including senior management, clients, regulators, and company-wide staff
  • Confident, proactive character, with a track record of taking the lead in challenging situations

What we offer:

  • Salary range of $130,000 to $180,000 (Associate Principal) to $160,000 to $240,000 (Principal). This will be determined based on factors such as experience, skills, education, and/or geographic location
  • Generous benefits package
  • 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, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, BH Women's Network, and/or our Black at BH ERG

Interested?   Intrigued?   Inspired 

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 organizations 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 ​

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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.

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