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Northrop Consulting Engineers

4.5
  • #8 in Engineering consulting
  • 100 - 500 employees

Northrop Consulting Engineers Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Engineering Consulting

What it does: Northrop is an engineering consultancy company

Vision: Our vision is to bring innovative design and delivery, brought to you by the industry’s best and brightest. 

Size and presence: 550 employees spread across nine offices

Best known for: Highly experienced in Civil, Structural, Building Services, and Sustainability. We also have extensive expertise in emerging and niche engineering services including Acoustics, Remedial and Façade. We customise our service offerings to work standalone or come together as a successful multidisciplinary team.  

The Northrop Consulting Engineers story

Established in 1976, Northrop is a locally-owned engineering consultancy with nine offices and over 500 people across NSW, ACT, QLD and VIC. Highly experienced in Civil, Structural, Building Services, and Sustainability. We also have extensive expertise in emerging and niche engineering services including Acoustics, Remedial and Façade. We customise our service offerings to work standalone or come together as a successful multidisciplinary team. At Northrop, we believe that by developing our people to their full potential, building longstanding client relationships and through our determination to make every project a success, we help our clients realise their potential. The projects we undertake with you come in all sizes across a range of sectors including aged care, health, education, hospitality, land development, commercial, industrial and residential, and we have an exceptional track record of delivering high value, pragmatic and successful solutions. 

Culture & vibe

At Northrop, our culture is something we're really proud of. We’re inclusive and we’re diverse. We want everyone who joins us to fulfil their potential, and we help, guide and sometimes push each other to achieve exactly that. We’ve got each other’s backs, and everyone is comfortable and happy being themselves. Northrop is a home for high performers, but there’s no pretence and little politics. We engage with each other and do great work together. 
The business is owned by our senior people, who work among us and set the tone for our open and nurturing culture. Being employee-owned means we decide what is important, which markets to work in, who to work with, what opportunities to harness, and which risks to take. It’s all on us. When we succeed, we benefit – not some investor sitting on a beach. We’ve got skin in the game and we care deeply.

Recruitment Process

To be eligible to apply for a Graduate role, you must have completed your university degree within the last year or be in your final year of study.  

To be eligible to apply for an Undergraduate role, you be in at least your 3rd year of study

You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia, or New Zealand Citizen. 

  1. Apply through our website by sending in your resume, cover letter and most recent academic transcript 
    Be sure to read the Job Advertisement and cover all requirements of the application process. Make sure you include details about your work experience, education, volunteering, and any extracurricular activities you are passionate about. If you have met us at a Careers Event, be sure to remind us in your Cover Letter. 
  2. Screening process 
    Our talent team review each application thoroughly and consider a variety of aspects. We narrow down the selection of applicants and provide a shortlist of applications to hiring managers for review. Shortlisted candidates are then screened via a short phone call with a member of our Talent team.
  3. Interview 
    If you are successful from the screening call, you will be invited in for a face to face interview with the appropriate Hiring Managers of the discipline you have applied for. Our team will send a confirmation email with the details. For our Graduate roles you will have 2 interviews and Undergraduate roles will be 1 interview. 
  4. Offer of employment 
    If you are successful – congratulations! You will receive a phone call from our talent team to talk through everything you need to know about joining Northrop. We will send you all relevant documentation. 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Career prospects

When you join Northrop, you’ll be given great opportunities, and very quickly you’ll be in front of clients and running projects of your own. You’ll be given the responsibility and freedom to make decisions – and making decisions and getting on with the job is easy here because we don’t have layers of red tape. Of course, while you’ll have responsibility, you’ll also have the guidance and support of talented colleagues and the senior team whenever you need it. At Northrop, we want you to take your career wherever you want it to go, and for us, that means seizing every day – and every opportunity – with enthusiasm and passion. And, being an employee-owned company means there’s a clear path to the boardroom and company ownership here – just ask our former CEO, Jamie Shelton. After all, he joined us back in 1988 as a graduate engineer. 

Benefits:

We are a people business and by joining Northrop you’ll be able:

  • To build and foster meaningful relationships with your colleagues, clients, and the community.
  • You’ll be empowered to learn and develop to find your area of passion.
  • Develop our people by offering mentoring, coaching, and supporting your journey to realise your full potential.
  • We care for our community and the environment. We offer income protection & the ability to salary sacrifice
  • Family time and support is essential, and we provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • We offer alternative public holiday leave for those needing to substitute another day for a public holiday to celebrate a religious belief, etc.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 34 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.0
Culture
8.8
Management
9.0
Sustainability
8.7
Training
9.0
Culture
8.8
Management
9.0
Sustainability
8.7
Training
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Flexibility with working conditions. Can have a mix between remote and in office development. Small teams allow for close co-ordination with seniors on a daily basis.
  • The culture at Northrop is the best I have seen at a company, and this is directly due to the people. It is an extremely welcoming and enjoyable place to be, and as an undergrad, it is invaluable to have people around you that are happy to help as you develop.
  • The company is very committed to climate commitments and they walk the talk. Culture wise, my colleagues are very helpful and supportive, not to mention my manager always gives me the platform and opportunity to realise my fullest potential.
  • We work on local projects that you can see and can feel the impact it has on the community. I love that the company is very technical and the knowledge and experience is really great to back up the engineering design and to see why things are done as they are. The people also make its great environment to come to every day - they are all friendly and supportive.
  • Northrop places genuine emphasis on supporting employees to drive innovative initiatives within its sectors & encourages a dynamic inclusive environment
  • Streamlined into a certain facet of the business. I.E, may be part of services and design and not get very much experience in construction because the teams are divided this way
  • The workload might get overwhelming sometimes, but it is still manageable.
  • Separation of different engineering teams causing a small degree of isolation between teams.
  • The lack of processes can be frustrating at times, however it does enable free-flowing progression, which is also a plus!
  • There could be more technical aspects to the work.
  • The workload can sometimes be too large.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
E
Engineering & Mathematics
P
Property & Built Environment
T
Trades & Services
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney
There is no better place to start your consulting engineering career with a company that will support you to realise your potential!
Applications Close
27 Apr 2024
Start Date
3 Nov 2024 - 9 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 75,000 / Year

Plus super, Income protection & 17.5% leave loading

Graduate Job

Sydney
There is no better place to start your consulting engineering career with a company that will support you to realise your potential!
Applications Close
27 Apr 2024
Start Date
3 Nov 2024 - 9 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 75,000 / Year

Plus super, Income protection & 17.5% leave loading


Videos


Start your career journey with Northrop - meet some of our Graduate Engineers

At Northrop, our culture is something we're really proud of. We’re inclusive and we’re diverse. We want everyone who joins us to fulfil their potential, and we help, guide and sometimes push each other to achieve exactly that. Hear first-hand from some of our Graduate Engineers Nick Lawrence, Bella Scully, Mani Harley-Cordoso, and Haniya Javed on their early career experiences at Northrop.

Start your career journey with Northrop - meet some of our Graduate Engineers

At Northrop, our culture is something we're really proud of. We’re inclusive and we’re diverse. We want everyone who joins us to fulfil their potential, and we help, guide and sometimes push each other to achieve exactly that. Hear first-hand from some of our Graduate Engineers Jake Carraro, Josiebel Cardona and Will Cansick on their early career experiences at Northrop.

Start your career journey with Northrop - meet some of our Graduate Engineers

At Northrop, our culture is something we're really proud of. We’re inclusive and we’re diverse. We want everyone who joins us to fulfil their potential, and we help, guide and sometimes push each other to achieve exactly that. Hear first-hand from some of our Graduate Engineers Nick Lawrence, Bella Scully, Mani Harley-Cordoso, and Haniya Javed on their early career experiences at Northrop.

Start your career journey with Northrop - meet some of our Graduate Engineers

At Northrop, our culture is something we're really proud of. We’re inclusive and we’re diverse. We want everyone who joins us to fulfil their potential, and we help, guide and sometimes push each other to achieve exactly that. Hear first-hand from some of our Graduate Engineers Jake Carraro, Josiebel Cardona and Will Cansick on their early career experiences at Northrop.