Graduate Process 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 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 Process Engineer to join our Head Office in Southampton. Working within our multi-disciplined design team, the Graduate Process Engineer would predominantly be working on Waste water Treatment Works. Working under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Process Engineer, duties include but are not limited to;

  • Responsible for the production design deliverables for water, wastewater and biosolids treatment plants
  • Working on projects primarily in the UK water and waste water industries, including the opportunity to work on a number of projects within our various major EPC UK Water Industry frameworks
  • Process input at various stages throughout project delivery including site surveys, optioneering, feasibility studies, detailed design and process commissioning
  • Responsible for the production of mass balances, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, technical reports, control philosophies; commissioning/process compliance plans
  • Liaising with, clients, third party design consultants and specialist process subcontractors, providing design assistance to installation and commissioning teams. 

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 Process Engineer to a Process Engineer.

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.

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 more independently as a Process Engineer and by 24 - 36 months you could be mentoring your own first year Graduate. 


  • MEng degree or IChemeE accredited BEng (Hons) or BSc degree
  • Full Driving licence
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office & SharePoint)
  • Strong attention to details/accuracy


  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 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

To apply for this position, please send 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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