Mechanical Fabrication Draftsperson - 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 healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

As part of our expansion plans we are seeking a Fabrication Design Draftsperson, with appropriate experience, to join our in-house design (Innovation Design & Solutions) and offsite Manufacture & Assembly (OMA) team.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and drawing together inputs from the client and mechanical teams, you will produce detailed fabrication designs/drawings for manufactured products including the development of concept designs through to fabrication and assembly drawings for structural steel assemblies, pipework and process systems.


  • Liaison with clients to understand their specific requirements
  • Attending regular update meetings with the OMA workshop
  • Providing clearly detailed fabrication and assembly drawings (including weld maps)
  • Ensuring compliance to specifications in multiple industry sectors
  • Liaising with structural engineers, ensuring fabrication are indecently checked
  • Assisting the multi-disciplined in-house Engineers when required
  • Creating ‘As-Built’ drawings to submit to the client

Key Skills/Background:

  • Thorough knowledge of safety legislation relating to CDM regulations
  • Proven ability to provide full and detailed fabrication and assembly drawings
  • IT literate; must be a proficient user of Microsoft and relevant drafting packages such as: Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks or similar.
  • Capable of producing BOMs
  • Experience in the design of pipework, sheet metal enclosures, tanks and welded frames
  • Experience using various materials
  • Experience in DFM/DFA
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions that add value


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development and progression within a professional working environment and we strongly support and encourage employees to gain professional qualifications.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays (holiday entitlement increasing with service)
  • The opportunity to ‘buy’ further holidays via a salary sacrifice scheme
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company Pension Scheme

In addition to being HND/HNC educated, you will have previously worked in a similar role. In return, Trant will provide support and encouragement to develop your career and pursue further professional qualifications.

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 send your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 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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