Graduate Electrical Engineer - International Division - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom


Trant Engineering Ltd has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering.

Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems.

We have over 800 employees and with a very healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are seeking to recruit a Graduate Electrical Engineer to join our Head Office in Southampton in summer 2019, working as part of the International Division. Working in both design & delivery, you will work with an Electrical Engineer who is responsible for the design management of Power generation, water, boiler and plant rooms.

Duties include

Managing project specific design deliverables

Carrying out design in accordance with M&E Design QA Procedures

Detailed design in accordance with the TEL Procedures

Interpreting and understanding client requirements from client documents (drawings, specifications, correspondence, etc.)

Communication with client, external design resources and subcontractors to ensure compliance with specification

Site surveys of existing assets when required

Optioneering and feasibility studies

Production of procurement specifications for electrical equipment and production of detailed design construction drawings

Project managing third party designs and providing design assistance to installation and commissioning teams

Review of vendor data and drawings for all electrical equipment and package plant, motor control centres, power distribution panels and field

equipment panels

Management of internal and external project specific design costs in liaison with the Project Manager

Undertaking and checking of design calculations including modelling of the complete power system

Preparation of drawings for CAD production, in accordance with the TEL QA procedures

Assisting in the development of process control philosophies with the Process Engineer and suppliers. Production of URS documentation

Production of electrical scope and works enquiry submission documents

Estimation of material and labour costs

Undertake design risk assessments to support detailed design proposals

Preparing detailed electrical specifications

The production of single line and block cable diagrams, load schedules, equipment specifications, cable schedules, equipment schedules, telemetry

schedules, instrument schedules and I/O listings

Record and document all design changes through to completion and issue of ‘As Built’ documents

Liaise with clients and subcontractors 

Graduate Scheme

The Trant Graduate Scheme is offered to all Graduates joining the business. This a period of training and development over 24 months, where you are assigned a mentor to carry out basic training associated with your discipline to enable you move from a Graduate Engineer, to a fully competent Engineer.

You will initially spend 6 weeks at our Head Office where you will be inducted into the business. During this time you will receive safety, health, environmental & quality training, learn the company policies & procedures and receive training to use the company Project Management System.

After completion of the 6 week induction, you will join your engineering teams (being guided by your mentor) and will become competent in carrying out engineering tasks. At 12 months, you will have commenced working on your professional review Initial Professional Development (IPD) and will be actively engaged in the Professional Forum. At this time you should be ready to work independently as a Junior Engineer and by 24 months you should be classified as an Engineer and likely to be mentoring your own first year Graduate.


  • BEng Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations
  • Knowledge and awareness of Safety, Health Environment and Quality
  • Competent in Microsoft Office and CAD packages


•            Competitive salary

•            24 days holiday + bank holidays (increasing with service)

•            The opportunity to buy a further 3 days holiday per year

•            Encouragement to gain professional qualifications

•            Free onsite parking

•            Government Workplace Pension Scheme 

Equal Opportunities

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age

To apply

To find out more about the Trant Graduate Scheme, please go to

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544                                                                      


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