Jürg Büchler

MSc ETH Civil Eng.

Managing Director, Head of market region Central Switzerland

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Jürg Büchler

Jürg Büchler has always found motivation in complex construction projects and leadership roles. The engineer started out in 1986 – newly armed with his degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich – as a project manager in an international planning office in the area of structural engineering and bridge construction. Following a spell in New York, where he worked on airport planning, he returned to Switzerland and took over as CEO of the Central Switzerland subsidiary of a major Swiss engineering firm. In 1997, he became partner and co-owner of PlüssMeyerPartner, a company that he integrated into the Basler & Hofmann Group in 2012. As CEO of Basler & Hofmann Innerschweiz, Jürg Büchler continued to manage projects in structural engineering and port construction in addition to running the company. He was also a committee member of the Swiss Association of Consulting Engineers (usic) from 2006 to 2014. Since 2019, he has been head of the market segment in Central Switzerland on the Executive Board with responsibility for the expansion of Basler & Hofmann in this region.

What fascinates you about your work?

I find the variety and diversity of my work extremely exciting. My role involves complex structural issues spanning a wide range of areas, together with organisation and leadership. This combination constantly creates new challenges that make sure my day-to-day work never becomes routine.

What other profession could you imagine yourself in – and why?

I would probably be a helicopter pilot. This profession – in a similar way to civil engineering – involves close interaction between humans and technology, and the pilot works in a small team with marshallers. Here, too, success depends greatly on each individual team member.

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