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Lead M&E Quantity Surveyor

Consultant

James Guyan

Director

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.

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Job Description

 

Are you looking for that company that will further your career, offer continued training and and development whilst still working on some of most prestigious M&E projects in the region.  Our client is looking to strengthen their commercial team due to secured work in the Home Counties area.  

You will support the business on either a single major projects or across the business overseeing a number of smaller schemes, dependant on experience with projects ranging from £1m - £100m M&E.

About This Role

 

 

Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor is required to provide commercial, contractual and financial management to projects within the assigned Region. Primary role will be to ensure project profit objectives and targets are met and cash is managed to maximise cash performance. Candidate will be required to diligently apply proper contractual and commercial practices and carefully manage risk to maximise the financial effectiveness and profitability of the projects under his / hers responsibility. Candidate will be responsible for a project or a number of smaller projects.
 
Role will include the following:
 
·        All quantity surveying duties including measurement, valuation and agreement of relevant work sections
·        Preparation and agreement of interim applications and final accounts
·        Interim administration and settlement of subcontractors accounts
·        Assisting in preparation of loss and expense submissions
·        Negotiate with clients representatives and other consultants
·        Advise on commercial risks within the project or projects
·        Preparation of monthly contract reviews
·        Preparation of monthly management accounts information
·        Identify change and implement change control process and agreement
 
·        Candidate will be required to exhibit the following key skills:
·        Collaborative working
·        Team contribution
·        Ability to gain respect of customers and colleagues
·        Responsive to customer needs
·        Demonstrates loyalty, honesty and commitment
·        Shows initiative in resolving problems
·        Ability to work with minimal supervision
·        Willingness to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives
·        Inspires, challenges and motivates others

About This Client

 

Client: This UK-leading, independent, family-owned, M&E Contractor specialises in the Design, installation, maintenance and facilities management of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects, with a value of upto £38m
Turnover: £365m
Location Coverage: UK-wide
No Staff: 2,500
Typical Roles and disciplines: Mechanical and Electrical Design, Estimating, Project Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Administration
Sectors: Commercial, Data Centres, Energy, Financial, Power & Industrial, Rail, Retail, Water, Facilities Services, IT services
M&E Services installed: Specialist IT fit-outs, structured cabling, water systems, smart buildings systems, PV solar, M&E and Building Fabric maintenance, off-site manufacturing, rail M&E and telecoms, station upgrades, rail engineering & maintenance, line-side installations
Years of establishment: 90 years
Awards won: RoSPA gold award 2015, RoSPA President Award 2015, Investors in People Bronze, Investors in Diversity (set to achieve by 2018)



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