Design Delivery Manager (M&E, Building Services)


Natalie Guyan


Natalie set up Guyan & Associates in 2007, alongside husband, James, after recognising a need in the market to best serve both the client and candidate, working on a quality basis. She has played an integral part in the organic growth of the business and passionately eats, sleeps and breathes it.

As a mum to two young girls, she fully appreciates the desire for work/life balance and initially took a back-office position. As her girls grew, so did her role and she has since built up a north-west desk from scratch, and is now responsible for all M&E contracting recruitment across Manchester, Liverpool, Yorkshire and the Humber. Not one to shrink from a challenge, she also oversees all of the finance, training, marketing and website.

Natalie brings more than 13 years’ experience of successfully recruiting within M&E, Building Services from the midlands up. Her corporate background allows her to relate to the needs of market-leading blue chip companies and as a business owner, she values the importance of due diligence, commercial acumen and flexibility.

To unwind, Natalie likes to power lift and is proud of the fact she could easily deadlift her husband! A massive fan of assault courses, this year she’ll take on Ring of Fire, Artic Enema and Electroshock Therapy on the 26-obstacle, Tough Mudder. Her girls are her main motivation in life and she’s determined to share her passion for travel with them, by showing them the world and teaching them it’s their oyster. 

Where: Natalie looks after roles in the north west, Yorkshire (as far north as the Scottish border), down to the Stoke, Derby and Nottingham area.


Job Description



Do you have the potential to become a Design Delivery Manager (M&E, Contracting). This brand new role, is the ideal opportunity for a motivated and proven Pre-construction professional to expand their skills and take a unique step forward within this highly successful M&E Contractor.


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 M&E design delivery and programme timescales.

·Internal and external point of contact for the M&E design process.

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

Pre Requisites:

·Proven experience in either Mechanical or Electrical design, M&E Manager with a principal contractor or pre-construction role within an M&E, Building Services Contractor

·Excellent attention to detail and effective communicator.

·Either mechanically or electrically biased.

·Process driven.

·Good planning and organisational skills.

·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 Role




As the Technical / Design Manager your duties will include but will not be limited to:
·         Coordinating the work of Mechanical and Electrical Design Engineers from conceptual design to project completion and handover
·         Liaising with the client, main contractor, architects and consultants on all technical design issues both on site and in meetings
·         Involvement with Business development at pre-tender stage
·         Accepting / agreeing enquiries with clients
·         Assisting with work distribution within the design team
·         Overseeing internal tender meeting to agree OH&P and strategies
·         Overseeing the handover of projects from the design department to the contracts department
·         Overseeing and co-ordinating the preparation of the O&M manuals and “as-fitted” drawings

About This Client


Client: This privately-owned M&E Contractor has established themselves as one of the largest, independent contractors, specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects, with values of up to £12m
Turnover: £200m
Location Coverage: UK-wide
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Administration
Sectors: Commercial, Education, FM and Planned Maintenance, Healthcare, Hotels, Transport Infrastructure, Residential, Industrial, Pharmaceutical and Research, Refurb and fit-out
M&E Services installed: HVAC, CCTV, BREEAM & Code assessments, Fire Detection & Protection, LV, MV, Electrical distribution and Hot and Cold Water supplies
Years of establishment: 65 years +
Awards won: RoSPA President’s Award 2013 – 2015; RoSPA Gold Awards 2008 – 2012; Supply Chain of the Year Award from Willmott Dixon; BS EN ISO 9001-2000; BSI ISO 14001: 2004
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