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Graduate Consultant - Cities, 2024

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Buro Happold

Nov 2

💼 Graduate Job

Los Angeles

🤑 £74K - £77K

AI generated summary

  • Minimum degree in environmental, civil, energy engineering, sustainability management or related field. Preferred master's degree in engineering or urban planning. 2+ years of professional experience in consulting, engineering, or government administration. Strong data analysis and interpretation skills. Knowledge of urban infrastructure, design, and environmental policy. Proficiency in English, with excellent research and presentation abilities. Quantitative modeling proficiency. Working knowledge of a second language. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, statistical modeling software, Adobe CS, and geospatial analysis. Experience with 2D and 3D modeling software.
  • The Graduate Consultant will analyze data, develop models, research technologies/policies, and engage in learning initiatives to contribute to the team's capabilities at Buro Happold.

Graduate Job

ConsultingLos Angeles


  • 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. 
  • If you want to help shape the future of the cities that you live, work and visit and have a deep working knowledge of urban infrastructure systems, urban design, economic development and/or environmental policy, Buro Happold has an excellent role for you. We are seeking a Graduate Cities Consultant to join our passionate and welcoming team.


  • To apply, you will need a minimum degree in Environmental, Civil, Energy Engineering, Sustainability Management or a related subject. You will also require the following:
  • Preferred Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Urban Planning or similar
  • Preferred two or more years of professional experience in consulting, engineering, government administration, or similar workplace environments; experience across different fields and exposure to an international environment will be viewed favorably
  • A data-driven disposition, with demonstrated experience of using, interpreting and representing complex data including socio-economic and environmental data
  • A strong working knowledge of urban infrastructure systems, urban design, economic development and/or environmental policy
  • A high level of proficiency in verbal and written English, with demonstrable report writing and presentation capability
  • Excellent research skills and the ability to synthesize and present information effectively
  • Proficiency in quantitative modelling, such as statistical models, GHG emission inventories, and/or economic proformas
  • Working knowledge of a language in addition to English (such as Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) would be advantageous
  • Software and Technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Statistical modelling in R, SPSS, STATA or similar
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS, specifically Illustrator and InDesign preferred
  • Geospatial analysis using ArcGIS and/or QGIS
  • Experience with 2D and 3D modelling software including Rhino and AutoCAD beneficial

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Undertaking detailed technical and geospatial analysis
  • Developing greenhouse gas models and/or hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Researching innovative technologies, policies and programs
  • Participating in learning and development initiatives to build own capability and to ensure skills are disseminated in the team


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Los Angeles


74000 - 77000 GBP


  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous PTO (4-5 weeks depending on position) in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • 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 and our Diversity and Inclusion Forum