Mechanical Design Engineer

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom



Trant Engineering are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for 3-6 months, to work on the mechanical design of a diesel-fuelled power station, based from our Head Office in Southampton.

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 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

Reporting to the Design Manager, duties of the Mechanical design Engineer will include:

• Working as part of a multi-disciplined team of engineers responsible for the production of design deliverables for power generation contracts
• Responsible for assisting in all aspects of mechanical design from site surveys of existing assets, optioneering, feasibility studies, detailed design and tender pricing
• Production of procurement specifications for mechanical equipment; hydraulic calculations and production of detailed design construction drawings
• Project managing third party designs and providing design assistance to installation and commissioning teams. Liaising with clients and subcontractors


• Chartered membership of relevant professional institution an advantage but not essential providing the candidate is working towards either incorporated or chartered status
• IMECHE accredited BEng (Hons) degree
• A history of mechanical design within power generation


Health & 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

• Responsible for management of project specific design deliverables
• Responsible for the detailed design in accordance with the TEL Procedures
• Interpreting and understanding client requirements from client documents (drawings, specifications, correspondence, etc.)
• Communication with client, external design resources and subcontractors to ensure compliance with specification
• Liaison with Project Manager and procurement team to ensure correct purchase of plant and equipment
• Management of internal and external project specific design costs in liaison with Project Manager
• Undertaking and checking design calculations including hydraulics and pumping systems
• Managing the preparation of CAD drawings in accordance with the TEL Drawing Manual
• Undertake design risk assessments to support detailed design proposals
• Responsible for preparing detailed mechanical specifications
• Responsible for the production of P&Ids

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 e-mail your CV to 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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