Paul Bartlett

Director (Building Services Contracting)

Paul has been recruiting within Building Services Engineering since 1988, offering over 30 years’ experience fulfilling the staffing requirements of leading Building Services clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia, typically recruiting M&E Site Engineers, Supervisors, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Managers.
Paul joined Human Capital Solutions in 2018 to establish the M&E Contracting division. Many of Paul’s clients who have experienced his high standards and work ethic return to him year after year to satisfy their staffing requirements.


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Document Controller (M&E)

To £45k PAYE or Day Rate (Ltd Co)

I am looking to recruit an M&E Document Controller to work for a leading Building Services Contractor who have delivered high profile projects continuously enabling them to be perfectly situated  moving forward with a steady pipeline of secured work running into 2024/25.

Their London office is modern and conveniently situated in The City allowing easy access from all directions. Projects are scattered around London; your initial Projects will include a Data Centre and an Investment Bank.

You should be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge as a Document Controller within Building Services Engineering and be conversant with Procore and 4projects software.

This role is immediate and permanent and can be paid either PAYE or via a Limited Company.

M&E Estimator (Service & Maintenance)

£45/50k & Excellent Benefits Package

An excellent opportunity has been created for an M&E Service & Maintenance Estimator to work for an extremely stable and productive Building Services Contractor conveniently situated in The City.


Independently owned Building Services Contractor boasting a healthy pipeline of secured projects including a high portfolio of repeat business from Clients who have returned for over 50 years.
The Directors and shareholders are visible daily and play an integral role with developing and maintaining a highly successful and profitable business.
The office is modern and owned outright providing extra stability where staff average over 15 years’ service.
Training and CPD is strongly supported, many individuals within the business have progressed from Apprentices to fulfil their career paths.


Working alongside a Senior Estimator, reporting to the Commercial Manager assessing new business opportunities, preparation of responses, onward negotiation, mobilisation & handover of successful tenders within Building Services M&E Service & Maintenance. Also, ongoing review of existing contracts.

Duties & Responsibilities to include:

  • Working closely with the Commercial team on a day-to-day basis managing all aspects of M&E pricing / cost modelling for each bid opportunity.
  • Collaborating with others articulating ideas and viewpoints to resolve issues
  • Prepare data and costings for the tender submissions working alongside the Commercial Manager
  • Site visits as needed to compile accurate info for proposals
  • Ensure the timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids
  • Complete all relevant bid paperwork including creation of Method statements, risk/issues register and other Bid documents.
  • Deliver fully costed roadmap of the service line to operations through the mobilisation process
  • Prepare submissions in the agreed format consistent with the company branding
  • Manage handover of successful bids to the Operations team
  • Provide feedback and responses for the delivery team to assist with any post tender queries
  • Preparing the cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the scope, planning and personnel in partnership with the Commercial Manager
  • Attend meetings with Clients, Management team and relevant stakeholders as required
  • Manage the supply chain to ensure competitive quotes are obtained
  • Ensure supply chain quotes are checked to ensure compliance with the tender documents
  • Manage tender clarifications throughout the bid process
  • Ability to be able to labour load Service Contracts in accordance with SFG20 or similar industry standard
  • Visit site as required to conduct and complete a full asset Dilapidation report
  • Support and chair the handover of the successful bid to the Operations team as part of the Mobilisation process
  • Support and lead the PQQ process as issued by Clients


You will have 2-4 years’ experience within the M&E Maintenance sector, within a similar Estimating role.
Proven track record with bid estimating and project management delivering technical projects.
Strong financial and commercial acumen with ability to analyse complex data and an ability to present proposals both internally and external.
Proven track record of profitable / winning bids and good time management and experience of working to tender deadlines.


  • Salary circa. £45/50k.
  • Pension.
  • Option to join the Private Healthcare Scheme.
  • 23 Days Holiday progressing to 26 after 1 years’ service.
  • Life Assurance / Death in service.
  • Flexible / Hybrid working – Office / Work from home.
  • Annual Bonus (Regularly paid).
  • Training / Support / CPD.

Mechanical Project Manager

£ Salary / Day Rate

  • Mechanical Project Manager
  • Reading (Site Based)
  • £65-75k / Day Rate

Working for a progressive, privately owned M&E Sub-Contractor who are undergoing steady and structured growth boasting a pipeline of secured work running into 2025.

As Project Manager, you will be site based on a Commercial Shell & Core and be responsible to the delivery of this “cut & carve” valued at £1m.

Further opportunities will follow in London & The Southeast, working on high profile projects alongside key Clients, you will be supported and encouraged by the owners for continued career development.

The business prides itself on staff retention, you should be able to provide a stable employment history with a good track record of delivering projects from inception to handover.

Mechanical Project Manager - London

£ Excellent Salary / Day Rate

This Client has demonstrated their resilience during a tough 2020. They did not make any redundancies, remained active and continued to deliver projects within Healthcare and Commercial.

Privately owned, the Directors and owners are visible on a daily basis playing an integral role in the development of the business where turnover is stable and profit margins are increasing. They offer Clients an excellent and thorough service, this is backed up by the consistency of repeat business.

With a healthy pipeline of recently secured work, they are keen to appoint a Mechanical Project Manager to take the full P&L on Projects in London typically up to £10m. You will be fully supported and encouraged to further your career.

You will have a stable employment history demonstrating the delivery of Projects circa. £5/10m.

Your rewards will include a salary (PAYE) or a day rate could be made available.

M&E Project Engineers / Managers

To £60k & Excellent Benefits Package

Great to see the Residential space continuing to flourish.
My Client boasts an excellent pipeline of recently secured work.

They are looking to appoint M&E Project Engineers and Managers who can demonstrate good experience within the Residential sector.

You will become part of a business who have been active for over 100 years. They pride themselves on retaining their staff for many years and results show they deliver high profile Residential schemes.

Team building days and social events are strongly encouraged and supported along with CPD and any training and courses.

Salary - £46/60k
Car Allowance - £4-5k
Pension - 4-5%
Healthcare (BUPA)
25 Days Annual Holiday

Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

To £80k & Excellent Benefits Package

Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor – Flexible working - £75/80k & Excellent Package

YES!!!!! Someone who will support flexible working – London – Berkshire – WFH.

The owners of this practice genuinely value each member of staff and offer all employees full benefits from day one.

With mental health and wellbeing as a top priority, they offer an enhanced Healthcare plan providing 24/7 access to a GP via video, and a dedicated App connected to this offering counselling, Mental Health awareness and dietary / fitness plans.

They also offer pension, Life assurance, Mobile, Laptop, Car or Car allowance and an annual bonus which has consistently paid out for the past 25 years even through this pandemic.

As a Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor, you will report to the Commercial Manager, working closely with the Project team administrating Projects typically up to £20m (M&E).

As a market leader within UPS, Critical Power this Client have maintained incredible growth over the past few years with a 40% increase on turnover with structured plans put in place where they achieved breaking a £100m turnover as their pipeline continues to grow with recently secured work throughout The UK, Ireland, Mainland Europe and potentially The Far and Middle East.


  • Stable employment history gained with Building Services Sub-Contractors.
  • Previous experience working as a Senior MEP Quantity Surveyor demonstrating a thorough knowledge with all post contract duties including Valuations, Bills of Quantities, Final Accounts, Variations and NEC Contracts.
  • Experience in Mechanical & Electrical Services including Generators, UPS and Critical Facilities.
  • Flexibility to travel.

Electrical Supervisor / Junior Engineer

To £50k & Excellent Benefits Package

  • Electrical Supervisor / Junior Engineer
  • Cambridge
  • £40/50k & Excellent Benefits Package

How would you like the opportunity to be involved on a prestigious New Build, Sustainable Residential Development that is making the news for the right reasons?

This build seeks to create and improve links between existing and developing areas to North and South Cambridge including the town and University. The development will set a new standard for sustainable urban lifestyles.

Supporting the Project Manager, you will add strength to the team playing an integral role on this project from inception, through build to handover and work with a Client offering stability, a strong pipeline of secured work locally and the support and encouragement from the Directors for you to achieve career success.

  • You will live locally (Cambridge).
  • Ideally have a trades background coming off the tools.
  • You could be a Junior Engineer who is not being trained or guided in the right career direction, this Client boasts excellent staff retention.
  • The role will consist of toolbox talks and generally overseeing all the Electrical Trades and Labour.


Immediate position - contact me for further information.

Recruiting Building Services Professionals since 1988.