Electrical Estimating Manager


Michael Dalton


After initially joining Guyan & Associates in 2008, Michael took time out to simultaneously raise his young son and complete an Open University degree, before returning in October 2013.

Michael learned from the best in M&E recruitment, having been trained and developed by Director, James Guyan. Michael’s considered and tailored approached to recruitment, reflects the company’s ethos that quality, not quantity, is important and he takes pride in understanding candidates' individual needs and matching them to the right clients. This approach sets Michael apart from the mass of bums-on-seats recruiters within the industry and has allowed him to make his stamp on the London market - with him fast becoming the first name both clients and candidates turn to for their recruitment needs.

With a strong understanding and awareness of the current market, Michael specialises in Mechanical & Electrical contractors in London and the South East, where he works closely with a number of key players in the industry. He places candidates from graduate to operational level and typical positions include: Project Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Estimators.

Prior to M&E recruitment, Michael cut his teeth resourcing recruitment consultants – which he describes as an eye-opening experience! This opportunity allowed Michael to see both the good and bad qualities in recruitment consultants – and, ultimately, led him to turn his back on the stereotypical view and take the right approach to recruitment.

A proud, life-long, Manchester United fan, Michael is looking forward to seeing them return to the top of the league! He spends most of his spare time having fun with his family and he’s happy his son is slowly coming round to the idea of being a Red Devils supporter. 

Where: Michael looks after roles in London and the South East.



Job Description


Due to recent restructuring within the Estimating Department, our client is looking for an Electrical Estimating Manager to run and manage the Electrical Estimating Team. You will work alongside the Mechanical Estimating Manager, whilst reporting into the the Pre Construction Director

About This Role


Job title: Electrical Estimating Manager for M&E Installation Contractor


Duties & Responsibilities: As the Electrical Estimating Manager your duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Manage and control a Team of Electrical Estimators within the Estimating Department.
  • Assist the Pre Construction Director and Mechanical Estimating Manager with allocation of resource to particular tenders.
  • Ensure that tenders and enquiries are managed and supervised in accordance with Company procedures, are dispatched on time and compliant with the client’s requirements.
  • On larger tenders that require multiple Estimators the Team Leader is required to lead the bid and manage the other Estimators to ensure a compliant and fully co-ordinated bid process is followed.
  • Carry out role as Senior Estimator at times when larger tenders are not available.
  • Review tender designs and compile suggested schedule of value engineering opportunities.
  • Review specifications and compile list of alternative suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Attend site surveys.
  • Attend Mid-Bid Interviews
  • Attend Post Bid Interviews
  • Prepare draft tender settlement forms for presenting to Pre Construction Director at Tender Settlement meetings.
  • Prepare draft tender letters.
  • Attend Tender Handover Meetings.
  • Prepare high level cost plans when asked to provide commercial support to select clients.
  • Ensure that tender returns comply with company formats and turnover & profit targets are met and achieved.
  • Ensure tender documents and financial information is handed over to project delivery team in a professional manner in accordance with quality management system.
  • Liaise with Technical Department to ensure technical competency and compatibility issues relating to tender conceptual designs are resolved.
  • Liaise with Technical Department regarding identification of new equipment and its suitability for inclusion within tenders or the company product portfolio and assist in the evaluation of products.
  • Liaise with Sales and Engineering Departments to ensure tenders are commercially viable and the conceptual design is adequately explained to ensure a smooth transition towards installation.
  • Regularly meeting with suppliers ensure that the company is purchasing equipment at competitive rates and ensure company are aware of latest installation methods and technology.
  • Any other duties relating to the business as instructed by the Company Directors

About This Client


Client: This award-winning M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: £90 million
Location Coverage: UK & Ireland
No Staff: 200+
Typical Roles and disciplines: BIM Technician, Project Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Project Director
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Education, Residential, Retail, Medical, Heritage Buildings, Office fit-outs
M&E Services installed: BIM, supported by AutoDesk Revit MEP, HVAC, lighting control systems, BMS controls
Years of establishment: 24 years
Awards won: 'Excellence Through People' employer

Alongside a generous basic salary you will be rewarded with the following:

25 days holidays
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