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Beca Internship - Building Automation & Development

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2 weeks ago

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15th Oct 2020 12:00pm

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6th Nov 2020 05:00pm

NZ Intern
Building Automation & Development

2020 is a big year for Beca as we celebrate our 100th birthday! While our experience has been more than a century in the making, it’s the fresh talent we’re nurturing, the innovative thinking we’re developing and the connections that we’re forging that gets us most excited for the future. If you want to make everyday better, the Beca Graduate Development Programme is the place for you.

We are looking for 1 intern to join our Auckland office on 10 week fixed term contract working in our Buildings Automation and Development team on a Research and Development project.

Managing the spread of fire is a key safety consideration in the design of buildings. Recent media coverage of SkyCity NZ Convention Centre, Grenfell Tower London have highlighted how fires can make front page of newspapers and result unquantifiable harm to people, property and the environment.

The primary research objectives for these roles are related to developing automation tools in our key buildings development areas for the fire safety systems for manging the fire spread in buildings alongside our Engineering and Digital delivery teams. This will look to improve both the quality of our design documentation and the overall quality of outcomes in the industry sector in the fire safety systems.

You will be mentored by our internal Buildings Engineering team who will be your internal ‘clients’ and you will work closely with them and our Digital delivery team to deliver this research project.

The project will be high paced with the opportunity to coordinate with various leaders in the industry from consultancies, councils, contractors, suppliers to develop these new tools. The Automation and Research & Development role will suit you if you like working in teams, are interested in making a large impact of your software skills to real life building projects and have an enthusiastic and inquiring personality. To contribute effectively, you could have one or more of these qualifications and/or skills:

  • Computer Science / Software Engineering / Computer Systems Engineering or similar
  • Fluent in English and another/other language(s)
  • Good understanding on one or many of C/C++, C#, Java, SQL, VB.Net, Python and Unity software languages

Tasks for the Research & Development team will include:

  • The delivery of the service will be based on AutoDesk Revit platform, used throughout the world for design models and utilise many of the software languages listed above.
  • Understanding requirements of clients and refining the briefs with our Digital delivery team to develop automation tools.
  • Test and examine the success and performance of the automation tools with our Buildings Engineering team to investigate ways to improve this for a large variety of buildings projects.

To be eligible to apply for these roles you must meet all of the below criteria:

  • Have recently completed or in your final or penultimate year of a graduate or undergraduate course in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a similar degree at a NZ tertiary institution.
  • Be currently based in New Zealand and be legally permitted to work in NZ.
  • Be able to work from our Auckland office for the duration of the internship.

About Beca

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We are the problem-solvers – the thinkers, the creators, the planners and practitioners – who work together to make better. We combine our skills and insights with those of our clients, using the power of partnerships to think, design and develop creative solutions together.

We are 3000-plus professionals spread across 20 offices across the Asia Pacific. But we are One Beca. As a diverse team of engineers, planners, project managers, architects, quantity surveyors, and practicing in a wide range of disciplines.

We’re proud of the problems we solve, the global impact we make and we’re excited about the future. And we believe the key to our success is our people, that’s why we always put our people first.


Beca prides itself on supporting a diverse and inclusive culture – open to inputs from creative people of all genders, ethnicity, identity, thought and experiences.

To find out about our 2020/21 recruitment process and to learn more about our award-winning teams visit our grad website.

Applications close 6th November 2020.