Mechanical Design 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 now recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, to be based from our Design Studio at our Head Office in Southampton and we are open to applications from either permanent employees or contractors. Reporting to the Mechanical Design Manager, duties include:

Working as part of a multi-disciplined team of engineers responsible for the production design deliverables for water, wastewater and bio solids treatment plants
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 MEng degree
IMECHE accredited BEng (Hons) degree


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;

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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