Lead Process Engineer - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom


Trant Engineering Limited is a multi discipline Engineering & Construction company, with offices and projects throughout the UK and Overseas. We have a number of different divisions, including; Energy, Oil & Gas, Process & Water, International and Control & Automation. We have over 700 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £140m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are currently seeking to further grow our design team by recruiting a Lead Process Engineer to join our Head Office in Southampton.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager
Part of a multi-disciplined team of engineers 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.
Relevant academic/professional qualifications (preferably Chartered)



Responsible for production of project specific design deliverables in accordance with the TEL Procedures
Interpreting and understanding client requirements from client documents (drawings, specifications, correspondence, etc.)
Communication with client, statutory bodies, external design resources and subcontractors
Liaison with Project Manager and Design Manger and procurement team to ensure correct purchase of plant and equipment
Undertaking and checking process design calculations including mass balances and hydraulics
Managing the preparation of process related CAD drawings in accordance with the TEL Drawing Manual
Undertake process design risk assessments to support detailed design proposals
Responsible for preparing detailed process specifications
Responsible for the production of P&IDs, Control Philosophies and URS’s
On site commissioning support and the production of commissioning plans

Health and Safety:

The active promotion of the company safety culture through example and management of people
That safety takes precedence in any conflict with time, cost or quality


That those associated with the business understand and deliver company expectations
That client and company requirements are effectively communicated to all personnel


That all operations are carried out in accordance with the company management system, policy objectives and statutory and contractual requirements
The implementation of the company management systems for health, safety, the environment and quality in conjunction with the TEL Systems Department
That all work is completed to the Client’s satisfaction, within budget
Establishing and maintaining working relationships and effective communication with clients


IChemE accredited MEng degree* or IChemeE accredited BEng (Hons) or BSc degree
Chartered membership of relevant professional institution an advantage but not essential providing the candidate is working towards either incorporated or chartered status.
A background in clean water process essential

*Denotes preferred qualifications


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 tina.wheeler@trant.co.uk or call 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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