Graduate Quantity Surveyor - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support

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 have an immediate requirement to appoint a Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join our Head Office in Southampton from Summer 2020. Working for our Water/Waste water, Oil & Gas or Nuclear Business Sectors, projects will involve a mixture of building, civil engineering and Mechanical & Electrical works. The role involves working for and being mentored by a Senior Quantity Surveyor and duties include but are not limited to;

  • Subcontract Payments
  • CVR's
  • Pricing
  • Report Writing
  • Valuations
  • Compensation Events
  • Take-off’s
  • Variations
  • Final Accounts
  • Claims

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 QS, to an Assistant QS to a fully competent QS who would be responsible for managing their own portfolio of schemes.

You will initially be inducted into the business and you will receive safety, health, environmental & quality training, learn the company policies & procedures and receive training to use the company Project Management System whilst working with your teams and being allocated a mentor.

You will be guided by your mentor and will become competent in carrying out Quantity Surveying tasks. By 12 months, you should 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 an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and by 24 - 36 months you should be classified as a Project QS and likely to be mentoring your own first year Graduate. 


  • HND or BSc in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management preferred
  • Full Driving licence
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office & SharePoint)
  • Strong attention to details/accuracy


  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
  • The opportunity to buy a further 3 days holiday per year
  • Encouragement to gain professional qualifications
  • Free onsite parking
  • Auto Enrolment Pension

Equal Opportunities & Diversity:

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

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*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion                                                    


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