Building Services with Sustainable Energy Tetra Tech

  • Employer Profile

    Tetra Tech

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Building services with sustainable energy > Level 5

  • Positions


  • Location

    Tetra Tech, 1 Locksley Business Park, Belfast, BT6 9UP

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

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.


Job Description:

We have opportunities in our Belfast office for Apprentices with a keen interest in developing skills in civil or structural engineering to become part of a team working on a variety of high-profile projects throughout Ireland, the UK & beyond. The post will offer the successful applicant an interesting, challenging and varied workload as well as allowing them to develop personally and professionally, as an Engineer.


The team undertakes a wide variety of major and challenging projects for the private and public sector, across a range of development sectors. We seek to provide integrated solutions incorporating state of the art design. Projects typically range in size from £1m to £100m schemes covering infrastructure, healthcare, education, commercial, industrial and residential developments.  We are actively working on projects which are designed to be sustainable or net zero energy.


In order to support our design we provide full training on a wide range of software including Revit, Thermal modelling and other specialist solutions. We are also keen to ensure that office-based design experience is backed up with real on-site roles to allow you to fully realise how the virtual model becomes as physical, functioning system. This position will include day release 1 day per week during term time to attend a local college to complete a fully funded accredited course in Building Services.


Your Role:

  • Delivery of scheme and concept designs of a wide range of engineering projects across a variety of sectors

  • Provide technical assistance to the members of the Engineering team

  • Assist in the delivery of projects on time and to budget

  • Use of some of the latest engineering design software

  • Assist in design reviews and verification checks

  • Undertake site visits and surveys

  • Ensure compliance with all legislation, regulations and site procedures or instructions

  • Liaise with clients, architects, contractors, stakeholders and utility companies

Person Specification


  • Minimum required to obtain a place on the Building Services course.

  • A minimum of Five GCSE’s at Grades 9-4/A* - C including Maths, English and Science or their equivalent

  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Team player displaying enthusiasm, flexibility and versatility.

  • MS Office skills

  • Self-Motivated

  • Desirable - Full, clean UK driving license and ideally access to a vehicle

Making everybody feel welcome at Tetra Tech is important to us – because everybody is welcome! We are working hard to be a business where people can not only be themselves but can celebrate who they are and what they bring to our organisation. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or any other individual need, we'd be happy to talk to you about making reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process that will enable you to be your best.


We are one of the only consultancies to have adopted a fully flexible working arrangement where employees have the choice of how, when and where they work caveated only by the requirement to fulfil our clients’ requirements. The focus on our people doesn’t end there though, with mental health first aiders, wellbeing & fitness challenges, diversity & inclusion interest groups and lunch and learns sessions from guest speakers as well as a comprehensive flexible benefits selection and a day off for your birthday we want all our employees to be proud to work for Tetra Tech. 

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Building Services with Sustainable EnergySouth West College


Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.


  • Building Fabric & Energy Conservation

  • Mathematics & Structures

  • CADD & Intro to BIM

  • Building Services (Domestic)

  • Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Science & Comfort

  • Year 2

  • Building Services For Commercial Projects

  • Management & Contracts

  • Microgeneration for Renewable Energy

  • Mathematics For Engineers

  • Work Base Learning


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Open University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

All applications will be individually considered but HLA students must be in full time employment when they commence their studies in September 2022. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/ Certificate in a related subject equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Level 3 Cambridge (OCR) Technical certificates equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Completion of A-level study equating to a minimum of 48 UCAS points;

  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;

  • UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s (students who hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualification will be considered for admission that is supported by experiential learning) or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.



Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy programme graduates may consider entering into employment within the mechanical, electrical or energy industries or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BEng programme in a relevant discipline including the level 6 (Hons) Top Up in Building Services with Sustainable Energy at South West College.

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