The Opportunity

  • Project Leadership position delivering refurbishment, upgrade and optimisation projects across some of Melbourne’s most iconic Buildings
  • Melbourne CBD location with flexible work options available including part time
  • Working within a tightly knit and supportive team culture
  • The successful candidate will be entitled to NDY Employee Benefits

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

In this position you will be part of the Asset Performance team acting as a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Melbourne office. The role will be focused on existing buildings, so will require you to review existing installations and providing advice and design in areas such as, but not limited to, compliance, upgrade options, efficiencies, change of use, replacement, optimisation and rectification. The role has a big focus on liaising with building owners and managers to assist and become their consultant-of-choice in managing their asset.

The role will predominantly be focussed on Commercial Office projects within Melbourne, however from time to time may also cover other sectors including Hotel, Retail, Health, Laboratory, Rail and Defence projects.

You will be primarily working independently, applying deep technical knowledge and skills on a range of different projects. The role will also involve mentoring less experienced team members and assisting them by providing technical advice and direction. You will act as a project leader for many projects, with many running concurrently, and be responsible for project performance over time and managing a small project team.


To be successful in this role, you will be expected to:

  • Technical leader (mechanical) in the Existing Buildings group, providing solutions to challenging and interesting problems
  • Provide training to less experienced team members and build a strong technical foundation in the group
  • Provide input for job costing, time plans and fee preparation activities in consultation with Managers and Project Directors
  • Design and document systems through concept, design development and detailed documentation phases
  • Act as Project Leader on assigned projects, which may require the nomination of project engineers and reviewers for projects where appropriate. Forecast cost and resource projects to ensure all NDY activities and designs are fully coordinated and implemented in line with NDY’s Project Management methodology. Be responsible for the firm’s overall involvement on the project and the administration of design interface between multiple disciplines. Disciplines may include: Communications, Security, Lifts, Hydraulics, Electrical, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, NDY Light, ESD, Fire Engineering, Acoustics, Structural and Civil
  • Review technical submissions by Contractors and Sub-Contractors and the quality of construction against the specified requirements
  • Participate and represent NDY in internal and external meetings as appropriate to discuss client issues, proposals, new opportunities and marketing strategies
  • Ensure that NDY’s Quality System is implemented and maintained on projects
  • Take part in personal and professional development training as required.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • A minimum of 6 years engineering experience in the field of mechanical building services design
  • Strong experience across all major mechanical services systems including, but not limited to, chillers, cooling towers, MSSBs, heating hot water systems, condenser water systems, AHUs, VAVs and fan coil units
  • Strong experience in the design, installation, replacement and upgrade of such systems
  • Medium to strong experience in BMS and control systems
  • Demonstrated experience across the full project lifecycle and responsibility for delivering projects
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information of a complex nature both verbally and in writing with all stakeholders across multiple disciplines including colleagues and clients
  • Well developed understanding of relevant Standards and Building Codes for your region
  • Well developed understanding of Project Stages and Delivery methods (e.g. full design, design and construct)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering, from an accredited institution (equivalent qualifications in a similar field may also be considered)
  • IT literate, with good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the field of Mechanical Engineering
  • A working level understanding of other engineering disciplines including electrical, public health and fire protection is highly desirable.

Training and Development

NDY has a strong focus on the development of our staff and training will be a key element of this development whether on internal or external training courses.  We will develop a career plan for each staff member that will focus on core elements of your role to provide you with a clear progression in your career path.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of projects from Healthcare facilities through to commercial office developments and retail developments, both as new build and refurbishments.

Additional Information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date
  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia.  Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application
  • Find out more about working for NDY at


For a confidential discussion about this position, you may apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to ​​​​​​​

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