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26 Jul 2022

Full-Time Technology Consultant

BuroHappold – Posted by BuroHappold Anywhere

Job Description

Ready for a new challenge?

We are looking for a Built Environment Technology professional to join our Technology Consultancy team in either London or Bath. You will have experience in helping clients embrace and leverage technology in buildings – examples of this technology could include SMART Building Technology, passive and active ICT infrastructure, Structured Cabling, Wireless Networks, IoT, etc. In addition to sound knowledge around technology you will be capable with, and a frequent user of Revit, used to operating in a 3D environment. You will be a natural team player capable of delivering technical and production expertise across our projects.

This role will see you working on both single and multidisciplinary consultancy projects across a range of sectors, including stadia, culture, workplace, transport, education, residential, and more.  You will be client-facing and on a day-to-day basis cover consultancy activities, design and technical advisory, project management, business development, and R&D.

We proudly support hybrid working however, candidates will be expected to be in our office 2-3 days a week.

What is Technology Consultancy?

Digital technology is advancing at pace and continuing to shape the built environment. Buro Happold provide the technology expertise clients require to determine and implement their digital vision. 

Our clients can benefit from bespoke strategies, followed by robust engineering solutions that holistically consider risk, operational requirements, the business case for technology investment and the wider architectural vision. By engaging in leading research and development, we navigate and influence industry and the regulatory and statutory landscape. 

Our experience and position across digital technology and the construction industry uniquely qualifies us to offer services uncommon to traditional engineering practices. We work directly with clients to uncover benefits that can be realised through the successful deployment of a broad range of technologies. Alongside this, we work with architects, technical specialists, utilities providers, technology providers, contractors, engineers and other stakeholders across all project phases to ensure the building design scheme is capable of meeting the current and future digital needs of its users.

What sort of projects could you work on?

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

While initially providing communications infrastructure design, our lead consultants identified a series of risks involving several stadium-specific technology packages. Subsequently, our work has expanded to provide design and procurement support across an array of discrete technology packages.

Battersea Power Station

Such a significant building in both London’s history and skyline required very high levels of detail as part of the redevelopment of this industrial icon. Buro Happold developed the offices for a multi-national firm setting occupying the main power station building.

The technology design had to consider not only the comprehensive requirements of the ultimate client, but also the complexities of delivering connectivity across this site and within a protected building. A comprehensive and flexible infrastructure solution was designed to allow the userbase to constantly alter their accommodation to enable a variety of specialist needs and spatial configurations. As well as infrastructure demands out Technology team worked with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure a coordinated smart building technology package could be developed leveraging some of the occupants own innovative technologies.

The Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi

This project presented the opportunity to develop a truly comprehensive and detailed technology brief. In a building that is a work of art, our team worked closely with the architect, client and museum experts to ensure that seamless, scalable and – above all – invisible technology could be integrated into the fabric of the structure.

A vast range of technology elements required our team to deliver a high level of attention. Many components were custom-designed for the project; of these, several were precisely tailored just for the part of the museum in which they are installed. Moreover, careful consideration was necessary to ensure that the procurement and supply chain could deliver on time and to specification.

Be Challenged

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built, and your career enriched

Naturally, the role will be highly varied but typical responsibilities are likely to include;

  • Support projects on behalf of the technology discipline
  • Consulting with clients, collaborators and stakeholders to capture requirement and probe into the desired outcomes
  • Develop briefs and strategies, market capability, roadmaps and budgets taking into account a variety of factors
  • Input into consultative work – will require an good understanding of key business drivers for digital technology and it’s implementation, and the ability to support clients in developing briefs for later design work.
  • Communicating with clients to support them in developing their aspirations and ideas to help tailor solutions bespoke to each project, that consider up to date technology and harness the benefits of integration with other services and disciplines.
  • Understanding and promoting smart building technology; developing smart building strategies that support the business aspirations of the client’s development.
  • Supporting project production activities such as 3d modelling in a BIM environment using Revit.
  • Take an active role in helping to promote the department and engage with senior management in supporting the development of group strategy.

Be Respected

We’ll help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity, collaboration and innovation.

You will bring a high degree of intellectual curiosity and adaptability to meet new challenges. Inquisitiveness and a desire to be innovative are important, but you must be prepared to listen to our clients and design around their needs.

Additional requirements include:

  • Experience in a Technology role focussed on the built environment; 
  • Experience leading the development of technology infrastructures (e.g. SMART Building Technology, Passive ICT infrastructure, Structured Cabling, Wireless Networks, IoT, etc). from brief through to specification and tender support.
  • Relevant industrial qualifications and a desire to pursue professional registration with a relevant body;
  • Expertise in a specific field of information technology is important, ideally accompanied by design experience.

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance. 

Interested?   Intrigued?   Inspired? 

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

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 www.burohappold.com. ​

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.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website via the following link https://careers.burohappold.com/vacancy/technology-consultant-466646.html#hs_show_apply_popup=true or email us at recruitment@burohappold.com

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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