Trainee Mechanical Estimator


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 looking for a career within Estimation with a busy M+E contractor? Are you ready to step into an office role after gaining valuable mechanical experience on-site?

Guyan & Associates are recruiting to a unique opportunity for a Trainee Mechanical Estimator on behalf of a large M+E contractor, who will invest in training and development to ensure your career progression within estimation, as well as providing an opportunity to learn from more senior estimators. 

About This Role


Job title: Trainee Mechanical Estimator for M&E Building Services contractor

Duties & Responsibilities: As a Trainee Mechanical Estimator you will be trained to ensure that you are able to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

• Produce accurate estimates of material and labour costs for the mechanical element of the project
• Prepare and send out accurate mechanical estimates and tender documentation.
• Vet received quotes for mechanical material and labour costs and utilise  negotiation skills to achieve 'best value'
• Understand estimating processes and use empirical data to work in an organised, accurate and methodical manner.
• Have a good understanding of technical M&E drawings and be able to prepare “take offs” from schematics.
• Evaluate technical Building Services requirements, estimating costs, determining prices and margins of all Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning services (HVAC).
• Create estimates/quotations to potential customers - ensuring both the customer and business needs are met  and the estimate is line with requirements.
• Work closely with Business and Mechanical Managers, Estimating Managers, Mechanical Contracts Engineers and Area Development Managers during the estimating/tender process - building solid working relationships.
• Strong IT skills (including use of estimating software such as Amtech Estimation or similar) are vital, as is the ability to use electronic portals for bid submissions.
• Evaluate bid opportunities and liaise with potential M&E clients, working within project deadlines to produce accurate mechanical estimates.

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • Ideally qualified with a Mechanical qualification in Building Services Engineering.
  • Good understanding of mechanical installations and plant
  • Previous working within the Building Services industry within an M&E Contractor or Quantity Surveying practice.
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK.

Guyan & Associates are a recruitment business, to find out more about this role and the company we're recruiting for call 0800 2289494 or request a call back here.


About This Client


Client: One of the UK’s leading Mechanical & Electrical Installations and Maintenance Contractors - dedicated  to providing innovative and sustainable M&E Installations and Maintenance Solutions, utilising the latest technologies.
Turnover: Circa £20m
Location Coverage: North West and wider UK
Typical Roles and disciplines:  Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, BIM Technician, Project Engineer, CAD Technician
Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, Education, Retail, 
M&E Services installed: HVAC, BMS, Solar PV, steel & platic ductwork, Heat pumps, plant, HV & LV, security & CCTV, BREEAM consutancy  
Years of establishment: 10+ years
Awards won: NICEIC, REA, Green Deal approved, ISO 9001, RECC, safe contractor approved, ISO 14001,