M&E Estimator/Proposals Engineer - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom


About us:

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 a healthy forward order book.

It is an exciting time to join the business.

The Role:

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit a Mechanical and Electrical Estimator/Proposals Engineer, to be based at our Head Office in Southampton. The M&E Estimator will be responsible for preparing accurate and competitive cost estimates, together with the preparation of the necessary technical and commercial submission documentation for a wide variety of M&E Engineering projects across the UK and overseas. Applicants should have a background in estimating M&E projects as well as ideally having a mechanical or electrical engineering background, with a working knowledge of the related electrical and ICA elements.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Programme own workload within a small team
  • Prepare multi-discipline proposals for the water and waste industry and other industrial markets
  • Adhere to the company tendering procedures
  • Read and fully understand client specifications and drawings
  • Understand documentation required for formal submissions
  • Ascertain preliminary and detailed project requirements and solutions, including programmes and value engineering solutions
  • Liaison with the ‘in-house’ M&E design team as necessary
  • Prepare material, labour, plant and subcontractor cost analysis spreadsheets
  • Prepare preliminary programmes
  • Attend internal and external review and progress meetings
  • Attend site visits and client meetings
  • Consider site safety, health and environmental issues
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with suppliers, specialist sub-contractors and ‘in-house’ resources
  • Compile and collate documentation, schedules and data sheets etc. for inclusion into final formal proposal submissions


  • A history of tendering M&E Projects within the water industry or other related industry
  • Knowledge of contract conditions and in particular the NEC suite of contracts
  • IT literacy – Minimum MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and MS Project

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;

•            A competitive salary

•            Company car or car allowance

•            24 days holiday (increasing with service + bank holidays + salary sacrifice scheme

•            Free onsite parking

•            Christmas shutdown

•            Pension

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 tina.wheeler@trant.co.uk or call 02380 665544     








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