Senior M&E Project Manager - Somerset & Dorset

Full time

Somerset & Dorset, United Kingdom

Mechanical electrical

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.

We are working on the AMP 7 Framework in the Wessex Water region and we have an immediate requirement to recruit a Senior M&E Project Manager to become involved is a programme of works on various treatment projects (mostly phosphorus removal), in the Dorset & Somerset region. The programme of works will be delivered across the remaining period of AMP 7 up to mid- 2025.  Reporting to the Contracts Manager, duties include but are not limited to;

  • Deliver the full project lifecycle; capable of reading and preparing drawings, writing schedules of work, liaising with consultants, overseeing design issues on site, providing technical advice for all mechanical and electrical matters, issuing RAMS and general Project Management duties.
  • Overseeing Project Delivery teams.
  • Client interface from ECI stage all the way through to Operational Handover, providing day to day interface and developing integration.
  • Ensuring project delivery within program & budget.
  • Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental standards, policies and procedures are always adhered to on-site.
  • Instil a positive Health and Safety culture within the team in their thinking and actions.
  • Active involvement in Early Contractor Involvement with the Client and their Capital Delivery Partner Consultants commenting on design proposals and supporting design reviews.
  • Working alongside our Civil Delivery Partner in the joint delivery of the projects.
  • Manage suppliers and sub-contractor packages such that they meet deliverables of the programme and resource projects as required in order to meet programme milestones.
  • Producing, reviewing and implementing appropriate documentation including: pre-construction information, schedules of work, specifications, schematics and drawings for tender for each project.
  • Prepare contract programme taking input from all disciplines and carefully planning the project to meet all interim milestones. Track, monitor and adjust this programme throughout the project lifecycle, working with the project planner.
  • Co-ordinate all testing and quality check procedures including factory acceptance testing (FAT), site acceptance testing (SAT) and inspection and test plans (ITPs).
  • Supporting the commissioning process from the commissioning plan to the Take Over Testing through to final snagging.
  • Project analysis and clear progress reporting to management as required. Input to the monthly reports on the activities of each project under your remit.
  • Manage all aspects of project documentation including submittals, RFIs and project meeting minutes.
  • Work closely with the Project QS on project cost procurement, analysis, appraisal and budgeting. monitor spend against Target and ensure the timely issue of all necessary EWN’s and CEQ’s on each project.

Due to the complexity of works, it is essential that applicants have a background in the successful delivery of Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control projects with a strong bias towards E&IC. It may be that you are currently working as a Project Manager or perhaps you are a Senior Site Manager with a background in delivering M&E contracts, seeking to take the next step in your career. Either way, you will have an excellent technical ability in this sector and be a strong manager of people, possessing the ability to get the most out of your team. It is also most important that you have the ability to interface with all of the delivery partners and the client on each of the projects. Trant have a strong in-house MEIC design team who will be expected to be involved in the schemes, you will be expected to interact and work alongside this team bringing best value in delivery of the projects.

Qualifications & Competences;

  • HND/BEng in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or by experience.
  • A background in delivering projects within the water/wastewater sector.
  • Excellent understanding of technical drawings, schematics and specifications (in particular regarding the Water Industry).
  • Extensive working knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Holder of a certificate in Managing Safely for Construction Managers preferable.
  • Experience of managing contracts under NEC3 (Option C in particular).
  • Strong attention to details, record keeping and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary.


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
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme

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 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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