Electrical Design Engineer (Control Panels)

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.

We currently have an immediate requirement for an Electrical Design Engineer with a background in panels to join our Automation, Control & Technology team based at our Head Office in Southampton.

The Role:

  • Pre-Contract Site Surveys
  • Equipment Selection and Purchasing
  • Design of Control Panel Schematic Diagrams and General Arrangements from User Requirement Specifications and Control Philosophies
  • Production of documentation packages for our workshop operatives
  • Production of Operation and Maintenance Manuals
  • 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 an Electrical Controls Design Engineer preferably with experience in the Water industry, though not essential
  • Good understanding of BSEN 61439 LV Directive
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Experienced Autocad user (ability to use Promis-e would be advantageous but not essential as training can be given)
  • Client facing with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Either relevant engineering qualification or by experience


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development and progression within a professional working environment and we strongly support and encourage employees to gain professional qualifications.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays (holiday entitlement increasing with service)
  • The opportunity to accrue and/or buy further holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work 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 send your CV to lynne.crawford@trant.co.uk or contact our Internal Recruitment Team for more details 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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