Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Chicago
BuroHappold Engineering
Chicago, IL

About $68,000 - $92,000 a year

Excellent opportunity for Graduate Mechanical Engineers to join our Chicago office in 2020!

Type of contract
Area of Expertise
Building Environment
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 graduate 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 Building Services Engineering?

Why shouldn’t your project use high performance, low energy building systems? We at BuroHappold work as part of a global team, balance client’s aspirations with engineering (and often budgetary) constraints, to design high performance, low energy building systems. We use advanced modelling techniques to analyse the building envelope and its floor layouts. Our innovatively designed systems are then integrated into the building fabric, to create functional internal spaces and balanced, controllable conditions.

What sort of projects would I work on?

National 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

The High Line

The House at Cornell Tech

What are the qualifications to be considered for this role?

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering
Coursework in HVAC design, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and/or fluid hydraulics/dynamics
Revit skills
Internship experience at engineering related firm
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?

You will embrace the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability. Sustainable design is top of our corporate agenda.
Undertake detailed electrical/HVAC engineering building services design and calculations (using both software and knowledge to verify robust calculations).
Ensure service and project work are carried out to an excellent standard - within agreed deadlines and within budget.
Preparation of technical specifications and schedules, design development reports and innovative design solutions.
Plan and manage input to CAD for production of design work.
Represent BuroHappold at meetings with clients, other professionals and suppliers.
What would a typical day look like?

No two days are the same, but as an overview…

What further qualifications could I work towards?

We are keen to support your activity towards PE status. We will support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows.

What is life really like?

“Our offices pack some serious brainpower under the hood, across a range of sectors… can step up to the challenge and take on responsibilities working in iconic projects or assisting in the design of innovative solutions that will substantially affect the society at the delivery end. At the same time you can get involved in all sorts of daily group activities, BuroHappold has a great culture and friendly environment making a very well balanced experience!”

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 analysis tools. Our work in the region currently includes the LINEA Apartments at 215 West Lake in downtown Chicago, the study for the enhancement of the Chicago Pedway system, the addition and renovation of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the recently completed iconic Chicago Navy Pier.

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.