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

Trant Automation Control & Technology design, custom build and install a wide range of high-quality control panels, motor control centres (MCC’s) and automation systems, offering conventional, intelligent and withdrawable systems with outstanding reliability and functionality. The Control Systems Engineer will work at our Head Office in Southampton, reporting into the General Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pre-Contract Site Surveys
  • Equipment Selection and Purchasing
  • Definition of control system documentation (FDS, SDS, FAT, SAT)
  • Configuration and programming of multiple PLC, HMI, SCADA and telemetry systems including:

Siemens (S7, WinCC etc)

                                                Allen Bradley (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SLC, Panelview etc)

                                                Schneider (M340, Magelis, Talus4e, Intouch, ClearSCADA etc)

                                                Mitsubishi (A, FX and Q range, Mitsubishi HMIs (Beijer)

  • Onsite Fault Finding and Modification of Electrical Control Systems
  • Creation of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Site Progress Reports and other paperwork

Skills / Background:

  • A background of working as a Controls Systems Engineer
  • Client facing with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Either relevant engineering qualification or by experience

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:

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays (holiday entitlement will increase with service)
  • The opportunity to buy further holiday
  • Flexible Working Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • 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 for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544.

*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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