Construction Planner (M&E)


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 a construction planner looking for change of pace? Interested in working for one of the UK's leading M&E subcontractors? Perhaps you are working in a similar area of the industry and are keen to use your transferable skills in a planning role?

We are currently recruiting for an excellent opportunity as a construction planner, with a business who are keen to invest in and develop their staff. 

About This Role


The sole M&E Planning Engineer for this National Contractor's North West office you  will lead and coordinate the delivery of all M&E/Building Services integrated programme from design through to commissioning handover for a variety of projects. Dealing mainly with the project teams, understanding the project requirements and articulating that into a fully integrated and workable programme, guiding the project teams to success.


Education / Qualifications:

  • A degree in an Construction/M&E/Building Services discipline would be advantageous
  • Professional Membership of appropriate industry body.


  • Considerable experience in a similar planning role


  • Ability to work within an integrated team
  • Ability to create and manage innovative solutions
  • Ability to inspire and motivate for exceptional performance
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Excellent team communication skills
  • Conversant with M&E/MEP systems and appropriate standards
  • Full understanding of what success looks like and how to achieve it


  • Establish and maintain relationships with the integrated project team
  • Report to the Operation Manager and be responsible for the M&E/Building Services planning element of the team
  • Develop a fully integrated M&E programme that leads to a successful handover of the project
  • Development of the integrated M&E programme, informed by handover, commissioning, installation, procurement and design
  • Identify key M&E interfaces on interface schedules to assist the project team
  • Identify key M&E dependencies on dependency schedules to assist the project team
  • Identify key M&E milestones, and develop milestone delivery sheets
  • Ensure that the programme is fully integrated with the main construction programme
  • Asta Power Projects and/or P6 (Primervera) software
  • Produce monthly progress reports
  • Carry out regular baseline programme reviews
  • Carry out regular critical path analysis reviews
  • Monitor cause and effect relationships throughout the programme
  • Integrate M&E suppliers programmes and monitor progress monthly
  • Manage M&E planning team, including performance management via one to ones process, and professional development via appraisal process



About This Client


Client: This fourth-generation, UK leading, award-winning M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: £100m
Location Coverage: UK-wide 
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying
Sectors: Residential, Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Student Accommodation, Hotel & Leisure, Industrial
M&E Services installed: HVAS, BMES system, mechanical and electrical services, fire and security and Cat A & Cat B Fit out
Years of establishment: 65 years
Awards won: B&ES, NICEIC, RoSPA, WRAS, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001, HVCA and Building Confidence – Achilles

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