​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 welcome a discussion about your individual needs.

The Position

As a graduate in the mechanical stream, you will be involved in a wide range of projects stretching across not just Australia, but the world through our various offices. You will be responsible for the mechanical HVAC system design while coordinating with other services to arrive at a final design using industry software. This will encompass working through concepts, drafting equipment and services layout and working with suppliers to ensure a workable and functioning design.

You will gain experience in not just your technical skills but also receive training in your communications and management skills. Technical focus is primarily on thermodynamics and piping systems however NDY presents you with the opportunity to explore other market areas throughout the course of your graduate program.

NDY trains you to not just to be a technical engineer through both internal and external training programs but provides opportunities to develop your personal skills with internal programs with graduates from all areas of the company and face to face opportunities with industry leaders.

You will have a chance to work on projects ranging from fast paced, inner city developments to multi month infrastructure projects that improve the lives of everyone associated with it. From solving difficult coordination problems to working closely with all stakeholders you will have the opportunity to change the shape of a skyline and be part of projects that will be around for generations to come.

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 these 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, Innovation.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline relevant to the role, e.g., Building Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering 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)
  • Find out more about working for NDY at ndy.com/careers


If you like what you have read, meet our criteria, and would like a career as a consulting engineer, please email your CV, a cover letter, and your academic transcript to careers@ndy.com. Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Please put “Graduate Project Engineer (Mechanical) – Brisbane” as the email subject title.

Applications close 28th November 2022.