Assistant M&E Design 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


Are you proven and motivated Senior Mechanical or Electrical Designer Engineer with aspirations to step up to Design management with a National M&E Contractor?  Our client is looking for a Assistant M&E Design Manager to support the Design Manager on one of a number of major projects within Central London.  Interested, then please call for further information..

About This Role



To support the Design Manager in providing a high quality services covering all the mechanical and / or electrical aspects (within jobholder's specialist area) of projects from inception through to project completion and client handover. 
  • Support Design Manager in leading the design, to successfully achieve all agreed goals and objectives relating to the area of building services design.
  • Manage external design consultant, throughout design process in collaboration with the project teams, undertaking design reviews and providing technical advice/ assistance to queries raised by the project teams, and assist with the re-engineering of pre-designed contracts.
  • Be fully conversant with the company standards, associated guidance manuals and technical standards / regulations relevant to the design & technical engineering needs of the company
  • Carry out technical duties / design on design & build projects in collaboration with other Designers and the project teams, participating in design reviews and appraisals as necessary, and conduct design validation to installation sites to ensure that installation satisfies design intent
  • Provide design / technical assessment support of all tenders, paying particular attention to the technical risk assessment of both traditional and design & build projects, delivering high quality design solutions that address our contractual obligations
  • Undertake schematic and detailed design of installations / schemes within the remit of the jobholder's specialist skill area
  • Be conversant with the various building services design software packages used throughout the company, and when necessary, use them to good effect to carry out design related activities
  • Ensure that the company's Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are constantly adhered to, and be familiar with all current legislation regarding Building Regulations, legislative requirements, BS standards, CDM, Health, Safety & Environmental issues relating to design and technical activities

About This Client


Client: This prestigious M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: £3bn (group revenue)
Location Coverage: UK-wide
No Staff: 2000 (project personnel)
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Administration
Sectors: Built Environment, Infrastructure & Industrial, Data Centres
M&E Services installed: Fully designed FoH lighting. Intelligent Building Management System (BMS) Data centre specific total M & E, CCTV, data and BMS systems, controls and automation (MEICA)
Years of establishment: 200 years +
Awards won: Carbon Reduction Award, shortlisted for President ICE Award at the British Construction Industry Awards, numerous BREEAM excellent ratings, Green Apple Environment Award, NLA Award, South Wales Construction Excellence project of the year

Alongside a generous basic salary you will be rewarded with the following:

25 days holidays
Car or car allowance
Support for work-life balance
Private Health Care
Bonus scheme
Company Pension
Long-term sickness insurance
Support & funding of career development and further education