Commissioning Engineer - Water - Testwood, Southampton

Full time

Testwood, Southampton, United Kingdom


Trant Engineering are currently seeking a commissioning engineer based from our site in Testwood, Southampton

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 healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are now seeking to recruit a Commissioning Engineer based at Testwood, Southampton for a 6 month period working on various works packages

Clean water commissioning experience is required

A water hygiene qualification is desirable.

Job Role

As the Commissioning Engineer, you will bring demonstrable commissioning experience and practical skills to the team. Working closely with the Commissioning Manager, you will ensure that all commissioning activities are planned and executed to meet the project requirements in a safe and cost effective manner.

You will be accountable for the efficient and quality of the commissioning aspects of the projects you are working on.

You will lead the commissioning activities, within the agreed constraints of time, quality and cost, whilst maintaining the relationships with the client’s operational staff and an excellent Health Safety and Environmental performance. You will ensure customer satisfaction and quality is achieved at all times.


  • Lead the commissioning on Southern Water projects
  • Be responsible for the health and safety of the commissioning phase of the project
  • Develop relationships with the client to ensure a smooth delivery and handover
  • Responsible for providing the Commissioning Manager with progress updates and raise concerns where necessary
  • Ensure the commissioning is to the appropriate levels of quality and to standards and manufacturers best practice
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the company
  • Produce and review Method Statements and Risk Assessments for all commissioning based activities
  • Assist the production of commissioning plans, inspection test plans and training manuals
  • Co-ordinate with the systems integration team to carry out all Site Acceptance Tests and Telemetry commissioning
  • Reviewing P&ID diagrams and provide strategies to commission plant and equipment in to existing processes in line with client specifications without compromising process and reducing risk
  • Attendance at commissioning meetings with representatives from our clients engineering and operational teams
  • Undertaking Factory Acceptance Testing for major items of plant
  • Liaising with our suppliers and subcontractors throughout the on-site commissioning process
  • The commissioning, interfacing and setting to work of equipment
  • Undertake or supervise the NICEIC electrical installation testing to C& G 2391 as requested
  • Demonstration of commissioned plant to our clients representatives to gain plant sign off prior to takeover
  • Undertaking client training covering both operational and technical competencies
  • Completion of commissioning records and diaries ensuring that all progress and equipment settings are recorded for the O&M manuals
  • Assist the design team by undertaking site visits to gather information for the purposes of tendering or design prior to construction
  • To assist the design team and prepare electrical designs ensuring compliance with the current IEE regulations and all other relevant specifications

Qualifications, competencies and skills

  • An industry applicable ONC or City & Guilds / NVQ equivalent
  • CSCS card
  • 1st Aid trained
  • EUSR Water Hygiene trained
  • Significant industrial electrical commissioning background
  • Understanding the importance of promoting a safety culture on site
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Water & Waste Water Industry background
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages

Desirable Criteria

  • WIMES Standards familiarisation
  • Experience of working within the Utilities Industry
  • BS7671 17th Edition training
  • C&G 2394 & 2395 Inspection & Testing

Company Benefits

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + bank holidays
  • The opportunity to buy further holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Company Pension Scheme

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.

To apply for this position please send your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544


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