Senior M&E Project 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


Our client is looking for an experienced Senior M&E Project Manager with a proven background in delivering industrial projects.  The project is a 3500sqm shed with a value of £4.5 to be delivered over 22weeks, with the team due on site mid/late Nov 2016.  Interested?

About This Role


The Senior Project Manager will control projects from award to successful completion within the constraints of a budget and programme. They will be responsible for the development and management of the project team including implementation of a strategy to increase commercial performance and achieve agreed client satisfaction levels measured through key performance indicators. They will have an objective and proactive approach to interaction with the client and build a ‘customer facing’ project team capable of maintaining and developing meaningful relationships with the stakeholders. They will ensure that all project functions are carried out in line with company policies and procedures and relevant legislation.

·        Project management experience within MEP sector, preferably 5 years in similar position.
·        Proven Track record of implementing, managing and successfully achieving commercial strategy goals.
·        Strong understanding of MEP technical issues.
·        Confidential, these will be agreed on appointment.
·        Ideally ONC in Mechanical Building Services Engineering.
·        Preferably membership of a professional body.
·To be capable of taking full responsibility for the profitable control and management of a large multi-discipline contract.
·To be the company's senior representative for any given project and have the authority to make decisions on behalf of the company and accept responsibility for all matters affecting the project.
·Review, develop and agree roles and responsibilities for each project team member ensuring that all persons under their control are competent to fulfil their assigned tasks.
·Represent the Company in contract negotiations and meetings, ensuring that favourable terms and outcomes are obtained.
·Attend internal project handover meetings and agree margin enhancement strategy and commercial strategy for the project and ensure that the commercial performance of the project is monitored and reported in line with business procedures.
·Will manage the design process and sign off the design for construction issue.
·Will be responsible for the overall HESQ, direction and control of site activities to implement the health and safety policy and environmental policy at project level and ensuring compliance with any relevant internal procedures, statutory requirements and other obligations which are relevant to their operations.
·Ensure the correct operation of the company systems and reporting procedure to minimise risk including monthly project performance reviews.
·Will ensure that all subcontractors appointed by the Company are fully competent to fulfil their obligations under health and safety legislation prior to commencing works on site.
·To have overall responsibility for the administration, control, programming, re-programming and progress of the project.
·Ensure that labour is used effectively and in a way that maximises the productivity of the business, correcting unproductive activities.
·Attend contract review meetings / 6 week work plans.
·Maintain and develop a team capable of maintaining and developing meaningful relationships with their stakeholders. This will include the management of the continuing professional development of the project team.
·Compile and submit valuations with the Project Commercial Manager in line with the subcontract, ensuring that these are maximised and that timely payment is received.
·Control, with the Project Commercial Manager, the subcontractor applications for payment and value works appropriately, providing notifications or pay less notices etc. as required.
·Ensure that the subcontractor’s valuations are incorporated into business valuation to the client and those variations between our client and the subcontractor and the client are substantiated and provided, in line with our clients subcontract with the client.
·Protect our clients commercial position at all times and liaise with the Operations Director when decisions lie outside their delegated authority limit.
·Ensure that each month a ‘Monthly Contract Report’ is produced for each project, in conjunction with the Project Commercial Manager and Operations  Director, and that it includes full provision for all liabilities and is issued on time.
·Ensure  that  our clients final  account  and  variations  are  agreed  progressively  and  that  the  final  account is agreed within one month of PC.
·Maintain monthly cash flow and monitor payments.
·Obtain  Practical  Completion  Certificate  off  main  contractor  and  manage  the  aftercare  representative through defect period.
·Attend internal project close out meetings and implement any l improvement measures that arise.
Personal Attributes:
·        Good Commercial acumen
·        Team player
·        Highly motivated, good work ethic and enthusiastic
·        Tenacious and determined
·        Confident and articulate
·        Attention to detail
·        Highly organised
·        High personal integrity
·        Very persuasive
·        Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
·        Able to perform consistently under pressure
·        Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations
·        Approachable and good interpersonal skills
·        Highly professional
·        Can see an opportunity and develop it
·        Creative mind - thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
·        Able to meet deadlines
·        Accepts change and new ideas
·        Innovative
·        Takes full accountability for performance and development of their team

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