Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor


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


Due to further growth and a secured order book in excess of £70million, an excellent opportunity for a Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor has arisen within one of our favoured M&E Contracting clients. The successful candidate will benefit from the chance of experiencing an unparalleled career opportunity supported by continuous career development through further training, support from a highly skilled and professional team, and exposure to the most desirable projects within London & South East region all whilst working from one of their two regional office.

The role of a Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor 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 sub-contractors accounts
  • Assisting in preparation of loss and expense submissions
  • Negotiate with client’s 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
  • 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

Qualifications and Experience Required:

Applicants will ideally possess a qualification in a Building Services Engineering discipline and a supporting qualification representing Quantity Surveying.

Preference will be given to candidates with a proven background in an M&E Quantity surveying role.