Structural Intern, Chicago
Buro Happold
Chicago, IL
Excellent opportunity for a Structural Intern to join our Chicago office working downtown 12-20 hours per week!

Type of contract
Intern/Student Placement
Area of Expertise
Building Structures
Office / Project Location
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At BuroHappold, we’re passionate about great engineering. And always have been.

We are a holistic engineering practice, where engineers are more than just human calculators, they’re helpers in shaping solutions, making the world a better place to live in.

When it comes to your career, don’t opt for the obvious. Don’t accept the average. Expect the best and work with the best.

We make the vision viable.

What is Structural Engineering?

Creativity, analysis, ingenuity and a touch of technical genius combine to deliver exciting, efficient structures that go beyond expectations.

Sophisticated structural testing techniques and meticulous analysis of materials, methods, costs, risks and sustainability – working with our structural engineering experts, you can achieve your vision without compromising on practicality and efficiency.

BuroHappold’s structural engineering teams collaborate with leading architects on high profile building projects for a variety of client types. Projects include the recently completed 80,000 seat Mercedes Benz Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, the new 33 story headquarter building for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and the new 500,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Complex for Harvard University. These award-winning projects are typical of the engineering challenges solved and delivered at BuroHappold, by collaborative and creative multidisciplinary teams. Come join one of the top structural engineering teams in the US, working alongside innovative and award winning colleagues on high profile projects.

What are the qualifications to be considered for this role?

Currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineeringwith an emphasis on Structures
Coursework in structural analysis, advanced steel design, advanced reinforced concrete design, and/or earthquake engineering
Revit, 3D modeling skills (Rhino, SketchUp, etc)
Internship experience at engineering related firm preferred
Proven interest in the built environment
Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible manner
Eagerness to learn and work as part of a multidisciplinary team

What would I do?

Contribute to progression and delivery of structural engineering projects
Undertake structural engineering design and calculations
Report findings and outcomes to other project team members
Participate in project meetings
Assist in documentation of structural engineering designs
Ensure senior staff are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the company and the client are achieved

What is life really like?

“As an intern, BuroHappold has given me the opportunity to work on a number of national and international projects of architectural significance, not to mention the opportunity to work with other disciplines within the built environment. The best thing about working for BuroHappold…the atmosphere and working culture of the company!”

Tell me more about the Chicago office

As the primary hub city for the Midwest and one of the world’s top financial centers, Chicago is home to an iconic culture and a rich engineering history. Established in 2010, BuroHappold’s Chicago office developed from specialized expertise in energy analysis and building physics to a comprehensive suite of engineering services and has quickly established a reputation of providing the smartest and most sophisticated solutions. Our work in the region currently includes the expansion of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the renovation of the Historic Book Tower and Buildings in Detroit, and the new Clifton Court building at the University of Cincinnati.

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.