Graduate Recruitment – Engineering

Put your degree into action

Get your career off to a flying start with TDA Group and help us make a difference to the lives of people in the South West.

If you have a degree in Civil or Structural engineering, are good working with others, are forward thinking and have a passion about working in the built environment, then we want to hear from you!

Why TDA?

Engineering services are a key specialism of TDA Group. The team is highly skilled and experienced in the design, supervision and management of civil and structural engineering projects. These range from education schemes, commercial developments, coastal engineering and infrastructure projects; to residential developments, healthcare and mixed use retail schemes.

At TDA we want our people to be the best, so we will dedicate the time and resources needed to give you practical on-the-job experience, formal technical and commercial learning, first-line management skills and the professional development to excel.

From the very start, you will be supported by a number of experienced and professional colleagues providing you with the experience and exposure to achieve the professional qualification which is right for your chosen career path.

Join TDA and you will:

  • Learn from experienced staff
  • Gain new skills and qualifications
  • Explore different sections of the business
  • Work on projects which make a positive difference to communities in the South West

Career Progression

When you join TDA as a Graduate civil or structural engineer, you’ll become a valued member of our team and start your journey along our career pathway.  

You’ll progress through grades of employment within our Engineering team structure as we help you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to practice as a professional engineer.

If you are interested in becoming an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer, we will provide you with the opportunity to train under agreement to work towards becoming a member of the ICE or IStructE.

We will offer you the necessary support, guidance and mentoring to help you achieve this goal.

What type of degree do you need?

You will need an accredited degree in Civil or Structural engineering.

Our Graduate Vacancies

Sorry, we have no current graduate vacancies.

However, we’re always on the look out for talented staff and welcome enquiries from people who are interested in working for TDA. To get in touch email [email protected]. You can also view a full list of our vacancies across TDA Group here.

Meet our Current Graduates

What you do in your role? 

I work with engineers in the design and construction of mechanical building services and the maintenance of the services through various Service Level Agreements. 


Educational and professional background before joining TDA: 

I did my professional degree in Mechanical Engineering and started my career as a HVAC Engineer supporting different companies for about four years. Later I pursued my Master’s degree in Low Energy Building Services Engineering from Loughborough University and started my role as Graduate Mechanical Building Services Engineer at TDA in xxx. 


Training and qualifications undertaken as part of your role at TDA: 

I have been certified with British certification in Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH), National Examination board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and Health and Safety Level 3.  I am now looking forward to initiating the route to achieve Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineer (CIBSE) accreditation. 


The most enjoyable parts of the job and working for TDA: 

The opportunities that TDA provides me with to upskill my knowledge, flexible working hours and the support I get from my management and the team. 


What project have you enjoyed working on the most? 

I am working on a school’s refurbishment project for which I did the design and specification of mechanical ventilation, heating and hot water supply. I am managing the project on behalf of the mechanical team. It is always different to work on a real time project rather a university level project. This project has given me a better understanding of Mechanical Building Services Design. 


What would you say to someone thinking of applying to work at TDA? 

TDA is a good option for professional and personal life balance. It is a positive place to work with collaboration, peace, and good career opportunities. 

What do you do in your role?

I assist the electrical team with the specification and design of electrical building services solutions, working on jobs from initial concept through to completion on site. I meet with clients to discuss and understand their requirements and identify the right solution to meet their needs. I run various Service-Level Agreements, as well as oversee planned service items and identify and manage reactive jobs and planned capital projects.


Educational and Professional background before joining TDA:

Prior to joining TDA, I spent over seven years working in various roles for a power generation company. I started as a Production Control Assistant, then undertook a four-year advanced apprenticeship in Electrical Maintenance. During this time I completed my HNC, and went on to work as a Quality Assistant before studying for a BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Training and Qualifications undertaken as part of the role at TDA:

I previously completed a level 2 CAD course and level 3 IOSH Managing Safely. I am now about to start an 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course and will be doing a course in Solar PV design later this year. I am also starting the process to become professionally registered with the Engineering Council.


The most enjoyable parts of the job and working for TDA:

Without doubt it is the people I work with, combined with the variety of work I am involved in and the flexibility in my working hours that TDA offers.


What project have you enjoyed working on the most?

I am currently working on an access control and CCTV upgrade for a school which also includes electrical works and external lighting, making for an interesting and varied project. I am seeing this project through from concept to completion, specifying and designing the works, meeting with clients and contractors and managing the works on site, ensuring works are carried out to the correct specification.

These types of security jobs are critical to the school’s day to day operation, and I look forward to seeing my ideas and designs come to fruition and the huge benefit this will have to the school.


What  would you say to someone thinking of applying to work at TDA:

TDA is a great place to work. There is a good atmosphere with social activities throughout the year, a variety of work and great career opportunities.

Think you’d like to work with us at TDA Group?

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