Regional M&E Pre-Construction Manager


James Guyan


Bristol-born, James established Guyan & Associates in August 2007. Disillusioned with the ‘bums-on-seats’ national agencies - the bigger they got, the more he rebelled – he was inspired to create a company that practised what it preached: solid principles, a strong brand and great relationships with clients and candidates.

An M&E Contracting Specialist, James has 16 years experience and prefers to work autonomously, with a small amount of niche clients, to ensure maximum focus. He covers the whole of the UK with a network spanning from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.

Prior to flying solo, James spent seven years working for the largest national agencies in the Mechanical and Electrical Building Service sector. His success included building the top performing team on a national basis, using the principles he applies to Guyan & Associates. He also once lived in the French Alps for six years, running his a Ski-hire company and cut his teeth in the working world as a stone mason’s trade apprentice for Bristol Marble.

James is happiest in his running shoes. With three marathons under his belt last year, and a 75km ultra marathon in March 2016; a Spartan obstacle race, and the formidable Tough Mudder. Not a fan of crowds, you can often find him trail running around the local hills of La Serrania de Ronda. His wish-list includes one of toughest, and scenic, marathon races in the world: the Inca Trail Marathon at Machu Picchu – which includes a climb of over 10,400 feet and also hope to complete the Great Wall of China marathon 2017.

James’ two girls are the motivation behind his active life - he strives to keep in optimum health, both to set them an example and be around for them for as long as possible. 

Where: James looks after roles in the East Anglia, the south west and south as far as London.


Job Description


Regional M&E Pre - Construction Manager for this major Construction contractor's internal M&E business unit. The role will cover both inside and outside the M25 across London & South East.  You will have experience in a similar role, ideally with either a National M&E Contractor  or Main Contractor.  For further information please call James Guyan 07976 234415

About This Role



A Nationwide, independent M&E Contractor with an enviable reputation for delivering Mechanical and electrical building services installation valued between £1m - £10m across the commercial, industrial and 2 phase frame work sectors.


·Co-ordination of the design, estimating and pre-contract commercial functions.

·Internal and external point of contact for the tender process.

·Full commercial aspects of projects to from tender inquiry to project handover to the site delivery team.

·This is a client facing role working on projects ranging from £1m to £10m

Pre Requisites:

·Proven experience in either Mechanical or Electrical design / quantity surveying / estimating / pre-construction role within an M&E, Building Services Contractor

·Excellent attention to detail and effective communicator.

·Either mechanically or electrically biased.

·An awareness of the balance of risk and profit is vital.

·Good commercial understanding of the Pre-Contract tender process.

·Confident negotiator.

·Experienced user of Microsoft Excel, Outlook & a planning software package such as Powerproject.

Personal attributes:

·Ability to be able to work under pressure and react quickly in pressurised circumstances.

·The ability to work alone and with others and multi-task where necessary

·Be of a confident manner.

·Interpersonal skills – able to communicate effectively and clearly to both clients and colleagues.

·Valid UK Driver’s license.



·Salary available on application.

·Bonus structure for individual performance

·Group life cover

·Private health care

·Pension scheme

·Car or Car allowance and choice of mileage or fuel card.


About This Client


Client: This is one of the UK’s largest, family-owned, construction services and development companies, with a dedicated internal MEP arm (£98m turnover). Specialising in the design, build and installation of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects, they have delivered some of the UK's most notable buildings. 
Turnover: £613m, £1.27bn group
Location Coverage: UK-wide
No Staff: circa 3700
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Administration
Sectors: Government, Public Sector, Commercial, Education
M&E Services installed: MEP, containment & pipework manufacture, Category A and B fit-outs, pre-fabricated buildings complete with pipework & services, Business Information Modelling (BIM)
Years of establishment: 120 years
Awards won: Investors in People - Gold Award, RoSPA Gold Award 2015