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2022 Norman Disney & Young Graduate Program - Fire / Hydraulics Engineering

When you join Norman, Disney & Young, you become part of a unique, talented team of engineers, that strive to improve and make a significant impact to the societies we live in.

As a graduate you can work with a team that design landmark developments, propose to international panels of construction practitioners and work on-site with a team of engineers, contractors and tradespeople. 

At NDY we celebrate individuality and we want to fully equip you as a graduate engineer with the knowledge and skills to build your career by offering you a comprehensive two-year development program. 

You will experience a program that offers:

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

In 2022, the Fire / Hydraulics Engineering stream has opportunities in Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. 

Fire Engineering

You will have completed a degree or major in Civil / Fire / Hydraulics and Masters in Fire Engineering.

As a graduate in the Fire Engineering stream, you will be involved in Various projects that range anywhere from large residential developments, commercial towers or Hospitals. On any day your work can vary from design meetings with Architects, Fire Services, Council & Clients designing an overall fire safety strategy, which allows you to Create Computer modelling for Smoke & Evacuation models and then creating reports and drawings for building consent and aiding in the building process.

You will gain experience in Problem solving by looking at large scale buildings and be able to identify a fire strategy that’s efficient and keeps everyone safe. Interpersonal skills which as a fire engineer you will engage with a lot of different stakeholders and building good relationships with them helps to ensure a smoother design process. Also, computer modelling specialised software such as FDS (Fire dynamic simulator) and Pathfinder (Evacuation modelling).

You will have the chance to join a global network of fire engineers at Norman Disney and Young allowing access to global fire engineering group where discussions and opportunities happen globally. This can vary from directly working on projects from other states/countries to getting technical help from experts across the team. Norman Disney & Young also supports further studies including options to work on a masters in Fire engineering part time as you work which provides a job that constantly challenges you and varies your day, creating a rewarding career.


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 specialities 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.

Applying for our Graduate Programs

Applications for our 2022 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 2019, 2020, 2021 or January 2022)
  • You must be eligible to commence full time employment in February 2022
  • You must be willing to relocate to the role location you are applying to
  • Have a credit or above GPA

There are typically five stages to making an application:

  1. Complete the application form. This includes academic achievement, personal information, career motivation, employment history, extenuating circumstances, language skills, extra-curricular activities and interests.
  2. Cognitive ability assessments that are designed to test verbal, numerical and logical reasoning skills.
  3. Video Interview where you will have the opportunity to tell us a bit more about yourself.
  4. Behavioural assessments that help us to understand your work style preferences and areas for development.
  5. Assessment Centre and Interviews: Graduates progressing to this stage will be invited to attend a virtual assessment centre. The virtual assessment centre will consist of a series of group activities and individual activities where members of the NDY team will assess performance.

Applications now open for the 2022 Norman Disney & Young Graduate Program!

Applications close 9:59AM (AEST) Monday 16th August 2021.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Engineering Civil Structural

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Brisbane, Perth

  • Closing Date:15th Aug 2021, 11:59 pm


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