Apprentice Building Services Design Engineer – Tetra Tech

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Are you looking for an exciting, interesting job role which can turn into a successful career helping shape the world we live in?

If you’re ambitious, innovative, and practically minded we may be able to help

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting services with experts across a wide variety of disciplines from project managers, engineers, surveyors and town planners to environmental specialists, asset management professionals and more.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do! They help our clients succeed, our business prosper and the communities we work in thrive.

We need the very best people to maintain our position as a market leader. This includes those taking their first steps onto the career ladder – after all you are the future of our industry and if you’ve got ideas and ambition, we want to hear from you!

If you join Tetra Tech as an apprentice not only will you get to work on exciting, ground-breaking projects from day 1, you will also be given support to grow in your chosen discipline as well as training to develop the core skills needed to succeed in the corporate world. This is all part of our early careers programme – as is the chance to connect with others also starting out in their career, access to mentoring, Chartership support & bonuses and more.

Role Title: Apprentice Building Services Design Engineer

Start Date: September 2023

Location: Belfast


Job Description:

Turning the shell of a building into a fit-for-purpose environment requires wide-ranging mechanical and electrical engineering solutions that actively enhance the operation, comfort and safety of a building, such as ventilation, lighting, heating, and security systems.

At Tetra Tech, we design and manage the installation of the building services engineering solutions to some of the most complex buildings in the country.  Having supported many new build and refurbishment projects, we hold a track record of creating buildings where structure and engineering systems coexist harmoniously. We tailor these buildings to our clients’ bespoke needs, which include meeting strict sustainability and Net Zero Carbon requirements.

We have opportunities in our Manchester office for Apprentice Building Services Design Engineers.  You will join an established team of experienced engineers working on a range of building types across all business sectors including life sciences, defence, commercial, education, industrial, residential, leisure, healthcare and retail, within both public and private domains.

Our current portfolio includes a number of key projects including laboratories, major government clients, universities, workplace solutions and decarbonisation portfolios. The role will require you to integrate into local teams and to work with colleagues in other offices as project demands dictate.

This position will include day release to complete a fully funded professionally accredited BSc or BEng building services degree which is accredited by the relevant professional engineering institution.


This position offers an exciting opportunity where you can gain invaluable ‘hands’ on experience whilst gaining a degree.



  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering designs
  • Assist in design reviews and verification checks
  • Assist in the contract administration of projects
  • Support in the delivery of diverse projects
  • Provide technical assistance to the members of the M&E Engineering team
  • Liaise with clients, architects, contractors and stakeholders



  • A minimum of three A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science or their equivalent
  • or have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Building Services Design Technician
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade C or above including English Language and Maths
  • An interest in Design
  • Computer Literate
  • Self – motivated


Application Closing Date: 2nd December 2022

Assessment Centre held in March 2023

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