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TTW Culture

Our culture is driven by our passion for the built environment, our intelligence and creativity to problem solve and our honesty to forge and maintain strong relationships.  Since our inception in 1958, TTW’s success has been founded on the ethos of collaboration, integrity and dedication.

We champion diversity, thinking outside the square and bringing individual experience and knowledge to the table. We share ideas cross-discipline and office to improve our ability to strategically tackle complex problems.

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  • Your Career at TTW
  • Our Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Benefits and Rewards
  • Sporting Life
  • Social Activity
  • Overseas Opportunities
  • Holiday House

At TTW, our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a workplace that is rewarding, engaging, supportive and inclusive. We strive to create an environment where staff members feel valued and enjoy their work. A key component of this philosophy is to implement policies that engage and represent our whole and diverse workforce – motivating and encouraging respect for ourselves, our colleagues, clients, and our company

Diversity and inclusion are core to our company – not simply issues of morality, but positive contributors to a successful business. TTW is a company that thrives on innovation and creativity and we believe that these qualities are generated through the input of diverse people, skills, and different ways of thinking. Our business is enhanced by our ability to draw upon a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences, which also assist us in understanding our individual clients and communities in which our projects exist.

TTW embraces diversity in our staff and is committed to providing an inclusive culture that supports all, no matter of race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected category. We strive for an environment that is fair and rewarding, and creates equal opportunities for all our staff to reach their full potential.

Flexible Working Arrangements

TTW believes in a healthy work-life balance. Flexibility is a key component in allowing our employees to manage the demands of both, and ensures the long-term sustainability of our business. Providing our staff with flexible options benefits both staff and the company – encouraging a more focused and productive workforce, lowering employee stress and turnover, as well as attracting and keeping the most talented in the profession.

Parental Leave

Our commitment to our employees extends to support beyond the workplace. We believe that our staff give their best when they are encouraged by leaders who value the well-being of them and their dependents. In this era, family structures are a constantly shifting shape and we understand that in order to best support our people, we need to provide options beyond the traditional maternity leave. To that end, we offer a range of family friendly policies and flexible arrangements for new parents.

Employee Assistance Program

TTW recognises that we all experience challenging periods in life, and that support during these difficult times is crucial. Our commitment to the wellbeing of our team includes access to an Employee Assistance Program that offers personal, confidential, and independent services to help staff when issues arise.

The services are provided by an external team of highly-experienced qualified professionals who offer free and confidential assistance to employees dealing with intense stresses or issues in either their personal or professional lives.

We advocate a healthy and balanced lifestyle, offering various opportunities for staff to engage in sporting activities. We have a range of sponsored teams including touch footy, rowing, indoor soccer, basketball, marathons, cycling and golf as well as boxing and yoga classes which we hold in our communal break-out spaces.

We have a designated social committee who organise various activities and events for staff ranging from BBQs to harbour sailing. Our committee is run by our young engineers who are never short of a new idea to keep things interesting. Annual events include our Winter Gala and Melbourne Cup celebrations where we invite all staff to enjoy some entertainment and celebrate their efforts throughout the year. (Read More)

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With projects acround the globe, there are occasionally opportunities for staff to spend time on sites abroad. The Australian Embassy in Bangkok, with its complex design and documentation, required Steffen Schuetze, a senior TTW staff member, to spend almost one year on the site, resolving issues and acting as a liaison between the architects, builders and other consultants. (Read more)

One of the benefits of working at TTW is access to our holiday home in Shoal Bay. Every year we reward staff with the opportunity to spend time in our holiday home and enjoy time away from the office.

Our young engineers 

An important part of our work at TTW is nurturing young engineers to provide them with the best start to a challenging, fulfilling and rewarding career. Our engineers work on a wide range of projects gaining experience in a variety of fields from high rise office buildings on the city skyline to university laboratories, environmental projects, sculptures, major road re-designs and much more.

Each graduate is guided by a mentor through their first four years in the company and they are trained on all technical aspects of design as well as how construction sites run. Learning from an experienced engineer allows each individual to see how we tackle problems and forge relationships, learning how to communicate with architects, project managers, clients and the design team. By the end of the scheme, the engineer will have all the tools and experience to enable application for the Engineers Australia CEng accreditation.

  • Industrial Training Program
  • How to Apply
  • Hear From Our People

We value the need to train and mentor our future leaders. We annually take on 3rd year undergraduate students for their compulsory Industrial Training. The students are selected up to 6 months in advance and are trained in both design and construction aspects of structural, civil, facade and traffic engineering. Students that excel in technical problem solving and communication are offered a 12 month part time job in their final year with a prospect of a position with TTW upon completion their degree.

  • 4 May – Applications open
  • 19 June – Applications close
  • August – Interviews commence
  • September – Offers made
  • Late November/December – Industrial training commences

To apply, please submit your CV, academic transcript and cover letter to [email protected].

Please note, due to the high volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted.

Isobel James – BE Civil Eng / Design in Arch

“TTW is renowned for their design focused approach; combining knowledge of engineering and architecture, so it aligned with my interests of studying both disciplines. The program is very fast paced and a dynamic learning opportunity. I’m integrated into a whole range of projects, learning from a high calibre of engineers across structural, civil, traffic and facade design.”

Our young draftsmen 

Our apprentice draftsmen undergo a four year apprenticeship, during which they complete a Certificate IV in Structural Design at TAFE. Each apprentice is assigned a mentor to help monitor their progress and navigate through issues as they arise. Our apprentices form part of the design team and are exposed to how a design meeting is run and to what happens on a construction site. They complete their apprenticeship as qualified Revit draftsmen.

Andrea Sackett

“I joined TTW after receiving high recommendations from a few friends. Not one day is the same, TTW have such a diverse portfolio of projects that span different sectors – each project brings its own challenges so the learning potential is incredible. Daily, I’m influenced and supported by highly technical engineers and drafters which is a great start to my career.”

Global travel opportunities 

Mustofa Rifki

“After completing a Structural Engineering degree in 2011, I secured a graduate role at TTW in their Jakarta office. This was a great experience; having the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging from industrial buildings, retail, commercial, residential and education. I spent four years in Jakarta learning from Directors and Senior Engineers throughout both the design and construction phases of various projects. In 2015 I had the opportunity to transfer to the TTW Sydney office, where I’ve been immediately immersed in a dynamic team involved in architecturally complex and intellectually stimulating projects.”

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