Quality Engineer

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support

Due to growth, we are currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer, to join our team which is based at our head office in Southampton whose primary role will be completing in-depth audits to help aid the business identify improvements and in turn drive continual improvement.

As a Quality Engineer, you will be familiar with visiting construction sites and auditing from a Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety perspective. You will be able to interpret BS, ISO and other industry standards and to apply the requirements to the process and procedures within the business. You will have a background of a technical nature in Mechanical, Electrical and/or civil works.

Directly reporting to the Quality & Compliance Manager, the role will be responsible for driving improvement by way of support. Ensuring the works are delivered in accordance with Business Management Systems, contractual obligations, and legislative and regulatory requirements, including industry standards. The role will be office based with frequent visits to sites across the United Kingdom (UK).

Roles and Responsibilities, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and Measuring Management System effectiveness via internal / external audits, (including correction and corrective actions).
  • Supporting Sites across Trant, UK wide, conducting support visits to aid continual improvement.
  • Quality Performance Report Writing, including Trend analysis, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), & monthly project KPI status.
  • Ensuring improvement actions are implemented and closed within agreed timescales.
  • Managing and communicating Quality Assurance (QA) & Quality control (QC) requirements across the project and when needed the wider business (lesson learnt)
  • Interacting with suppliers, subcontractors, project management and delivery teams, and the client for resolution of all quality-based notifications (defects, snags, complaints) and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensuring QA & QC activities are planned in accordance with the project management plans (QP & ITPs)
  • Attend & chair meetings where required including client and interested parties.
  • Keeping up to date with legislation, technical codes of practice, techniques, issues, and information.
  • Create presentations and reports, and self-deliver to any interested party where required i.e. delivery of the Company induction.


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Time Management & Organisational skills
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritise activities and manage expectations of others.
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office and SharePoint)
  • High degree of attention to detail/accuracy
  • Literacy and Numeracy skills (including formal communications to external parties)
  • Flexible and proactive
  • Internal Auditor Trained ISO9001
  • Report Writing/ Presentation Skills
  • An ISO9001 (Quality) related Qualification 

About Trant:

Trant Engineering has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully design & deliver complex 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 750 employees and a healthy forward order book. With a targeted turnover of £150m this year, it is an exciting time to join a business where you can reach your full potential and develop your career.


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.

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + 8 bank holidays.
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working (based on a core-hours system)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Bike to Work 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, gender, disability or age.

*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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