Mechanical Design Manager


Joshua Foulkes


Josh has recently joined forces with Guyan & Associates and will be heading up all M&E contracting in the North West region – with a focus on permanent recruitment for Major Projects.

Typical roles include: Project Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Bid & Procurement Managers and Site Managers.

Conveniently situated in Manchester, Josh brings over three-years solid experience in M&E recruitment. And having worked on the consultancy side of Building Services, Design and also Facilities Management – he is able to offer a thorough understanding of the whole Design, Build, Operate & Manage (DBOM) process.

In his spare time, newly-married, Josh is Captain of a local football team and when he’s not on the pitch, you’ll find him and his acoustic guitar on stage in Manchester. A singer/song writer since he was 11-years-old, Josh is proud of his city’s underground music scene and often plays solo gigs when he’s not working.


Job Description


Are you an experienced Mechanical Design professional looking for a step up in your career? Are you interested in leading a team of highly skilled design professionals working across a number of high profile, nationally recognised building services and renewable energy projects? 

We are currently recruiting for a Mechancal bias Design Manager to work for our client, a leading contractor with one of the largest in-house design functions of any contracting business in the UK. 

Our client heavily invest in their Design and Engineering funciton,  and are committed to providing an enjoyable career for their employees with great advancement prospects. Sound of interest? Get in touch for immediae consideration. 

About This Role


The Role:

As the Design Manager your duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Leading a team 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

  • Ensuring the general health, welfare and happiness of all team members

  • Accepting / agreeing enquiries with clients

  • Organising work distribution within the design team

  • Overseeing internal tender meeting to agree OH&P and strategies

  • Ensuring all drawings are issued timely and to a high standard

  • 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



 BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management / Building Services.

 HNC / HND / Degree in an engineering discipline or Construction Management or Architecture. 

 Understands the professional development process and set challenging goals to meet them through continuous learning.

 Maintain professional Membership/Chartered status of relevant body.

 Minimum five years’ experience undertaking similar role.

About This Client


Client: This innovative M&E Building Services Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects, with a value of £1m - £30m
Turnover: £100m+
Location Coverage: UK-wide
No Staff: 250
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering and Quantity Surveying
Sectors: Residential, Public Sector, Commercial & Industrial, Healthcare, New Builds, Justice & Defence and Power Generation
M&E Services installed: Solar Energy, Heat Pumps, Combined Heating & Power Systems and Commercial Biomass Boilers
Years of establishment: 30 years
Awards won: NICEIC & B&ES approved, CHAS, CEA, MCS001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001

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