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Electrical Co-op, Boston - Fall 2024

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Buro Happold


29d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • Currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering or architectural engineering with coursework in power systems design, control systems, and building systems. Interest in telecom distribution, AV, and emerging technologies in construction. Experience with BIM modelling, visual programming, coding, and multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • The Electrical Co-op at Buro Happold in Boston will be responsible for performing detailed electrical engineering design, calculations, and analysis for building services projects, utilizing the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability. They will also prepare technical specifications, design reports, and innovative solutions while determining system sizing and assigning circuitry for power and lighting devices.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Buro Happold has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and enthusiastic Electrical co-op to join our friendly and skilled team. This full-time Electrical co-op role offers the chance to be part of a welcoming and diverse workplace culture.
  • As an Electrical Intern, you will collaborate with architects and other engineers to develop creative, energy-efficient buildings that provide aesthetics to their physical surroundings and utility to their occupants.


  • To apply for this Electrical Co-op job, you will need to be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in electrical engineering or architectural engineering and have coursework in electrical power systems design, control systems, or building systems design. We are also looking for:
  • Coursework in electrical power systems design, control systems, and/or building systems design
  • Interest in the electrical engineering industry with an emphasis on the power side of the discipline
  • Interest in telecom distribution, audio-visual, fixed/wireless local area networks, security, cellular mobile infrastructure
  • Academic research, coursework, or other experience with alternative energy systems and other technologies new to the construction industry preferred
  • Familiarity with BIM modelling software, such as Revit
  • Interest and/or experience in visual programming (Dynamo, Grasshopper), coding (Python, C#), and/or open source coding projects
  • Internship experience at engineering related firm preferred, and 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

Area of Responsibilities



  • In your first few weeks in this Electrical co-op you can expect to:
  • Undertake detailed electrical engineering building services design and calculations (using software and knowledge to verify robust calculations)
  • Embrace the latest technologies to improve performance and sustainability
  • Prepare technical specifications and schedules, design development reports, and innovative design solutions
  • Analyze load to determine system sizing, and assign circuitry for power and lighting devices


Work type

Full time

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