Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Full time

Havant, 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 currently seeking to appoint a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, to join our Graduate Program this year, based from our Water Projects Office in Havant. You will be reporting to a Project Manager, working in a Project Engineering role within a multi-disciplinary team on our Non-Infrastructure 5 year Framework for Portsmouth Water.

Initially, the Graduate Mechanical Engineer will be supporting the Project Engineers and Project Managers whilst learning the required techniques and knowledge used to complete project engineering functions. As you progress you will be responsible for elements of project delivery and project design, taking greater responsibility for your work. Continual professional development including professional registration is encouraged and actively supported.

Role & Responsibilities

• Attend and contribute to internal and external design review and progress meetings
• Participate in design co-ordination with other engineering disciplines and professionals
• Produce and review electrical & mechanical design documentation
• Review of specifications and designs against industry standards and specifications
• Produce specifications and outline designs
• Procurement of electrical & mechanical equipment and support for subcontract Procurement
• Ensure that site installation works and quality match both design and appropriate industry standards
• Record and review as-built information
• Production of Risk Assessments and Method Statements
• Programme updates

Graduate Scheme

The Trant Graduate Scheme is offered to all Graduates joining the business. This a period of ‘on-the-job’ 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.

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 Mechanical Engineering or similar
• 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)
• Encouragement & support to gain professional qualifications
• Employee Assistance Program
• Bike to Work Scheme
• 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, gender, disability or age.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to

*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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