The Opportunity

Commencing your engineering career with NDY means that you will become part of a unique international team of consultant engineers. As a graduate you will have the prospect of working with a team that designs landmark developments, propose to international panels of construction practitioners, and work on-site with a team of engineers, contractors and tradespeople.

NDY recognises that every one of our graduates is unique, and your development is essential to your success.

The NDY Graduate Program offers you as a graduate a comprehensive development program with ongoing technical training and continuous professional development. This ensures you will receive all the necessary post-graduate training to optimise your opportunities for career development and growth.

As a graduate on our Program, you will be challenged and offered unique opportunities to:

  • Learn and excel in your day-to-day responsibilities
  • Be involved in work-based team activities
  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Engage and be mentored with exceptional leaders
  • The successful candidate will be entitled to NDY Employee Benefits

What we require from successful graduates

As a successful graduate, you will be passionate, ambitious and ready to start your career as a consultant engineer. You will be able to communicate effectively as your role will require you to engage and collaborate readily with various stakeholders. You will be able to be relied upon, accountable and responsible.

As an NDY graduate, you will thrive on developing your consultative skills that will complement your technical expertise.

You will have demonstrated your ability to balance work and involvement in other activities that you are passionate about (ie sports, clubs, volunteering).

The Company

  • Global Consulting Firm
  • Team Environment

Norman Disney & Young (a Tetra Tech Company) is a leading firm of consulting engineers with a global presence.  Norman Disney & Young (NDY) works collaboratively with clients and design professionals on iconic projects in diverse and challenging fields. A career at NDY offers many opportunities. Our people are the key to our success and that’s why we present you with challenging career opportunities on a range of exciting projects. We recognise, value and support talent, so you’ll be inspired to create ideas, share solutions and deliver meaningful outcomes that will make a real difference to our clients and our communities.

NDY is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture representative of the communities we serve.  NDY is a recognised employer of choice for gender equality and advocates for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and reconciliation.  We therefore strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

NDY embraces flexible working and welcomes a discussion about your individual needs.

The Position

As a fire protection engineer, graduates will be exposed to the different systems that encompass the building’s overall fire suppression strategy. Systems include: Sprinklers, gas suppression, hydrants, hose reels, extinguishers, detection and occupant warning. In this role, the graduate will be expected to coordinate requirements with internal engineers such as the mechanical and fire engineers but also external parties such as the responsible architect and fire rescue Victoria. graduates will gain experience using software such as Revit, Hyena and Bluebeam amongst others.

As a graduate in the Hydraulics stream, you will be involved in projects with other professionals such as Architects, Structural Engineers and Project Managers. You will get the chance to work on some of the most technically challenging and interesting projects in Australia, while liaising with Water Authorities and becoming aware with Australian Standards and Plumbing regulatory framework.

You will gain experience in various building sectors including: Super High rise, correctional, educational, commercial, Retail and defence. Another learning tool will be extensive on-site experience through ensuring the hydraulic contractor delivers the project as per documented and in-depth technical design knowledge of Sewer, Stormwater, Water, Gas, Trade Waste and specialties such as Purified Water Systems, Chemical treatment.

You will have the chance to contribute and become a valued member of a diverse team with an extensive depth of experience and have the option to enjoy a flexible work-life balance (working from home).

More importantly at NDY we ensure you will have a recognised development pathway and be encouraged to push outside of the comfort zone.

Graduate Development Program

Norman Disney & Young’s Graduate Program will equip you as a graduate engineer with the knowledge and skills to build your career.

Commencing your engineering career with NDY means that you will become part of a unique international team of consultant engineers. As a graduate you will have the prospect of working with a team that designs landmark developments, propose to international panels of construction practitioners, and work on-site with a team of engineers, contractors and tradespeople.

NDY recognises you are unique and your development is essential to your success and future growth.

As an NDY graduate, we offer you a comprehensive two-year development program. Focused development activities will give you an opportunity to build the skills and knowledge essential for a successful career as a consultant engineer.

You will experience a program that offers:

  • Structured development workshops
  • Rotations through various engineering disciplines
  • Potential international rotations
  • Internal Development Opportunities
  • Online Learning Platform
  • The opportunity to lead community projects supporting various charities
  • The support of exceptional coaches, mentors and leaders.

A Graduate Role at NDY

You will be a graduate who will thrive in a collaborative team and can readily demonstrate your problem solving and time management skills. You will be working in a role with real responsibilities within your first few months. You’ll get opportunities to work on ground-breaking projects while being exposed to a variety of challenges. As a NDY Graduate, you will gain hands-on practical experience and on-the-job-training while being supported by experienced, talented senior engineers.

To be considered for this sought after opportunities you will demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Strong relationship building and teamwork skills (demonstrated through part time/casual work)
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work with various people across the industry
  • Committed to learning and eager to take on new challenges
  • Drive to succeed and high energy levels
  • Ability to demonstrate the following Values: Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability & Ownership, and Innovation.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering discipline relevant to the role, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar.

Additional Information

Applications for our 2023 Graduate Program are now open. Before applying for the program, please ensure you meet our eligibility requirements. You must be:

  • An Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident at the time of submitting this application
  • You must have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the last three years of the program start date (ie 2020, 2021, 2022 or January 2023)
  • You must be eligible to commence full-time employment in February 2023​​​​​​​
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