Principal Designer

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Commercial Building Surveying for leading independent property consultancy with expertise in sustainable development and building performance.  They are an employer of choice, and this is a great opportunity to join their people known for originality diversity and confidence.

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The Senior/Associate Principal Designer job itself where you will be a key member of the CDM Team, principally involved in the provision of CDM Consultancy Services under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 acting in the role of Principal Designer and Adviser to the Client, along with providing Health & Safety Consultancy Services when required.  More specifically:

  • Delivery of the statutory duty of Principal Designer and the non-statutory roles of Adviser to the Principal Designer and Adviser to the Client under the CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Prepare and produce F10 Notifications on behalf of Clients, identify and communicate Pre-construction Information.
  • Understand/evaluate Construction Phase Plans, Method Statements, Design Risk Management & Risk Registers.
  • Review/comment upon designs in respect of health & Safety and ensure relevant information is sourced/collated in order to produce/review a Health & Safety File and ensure compliance.
  • Identify and, where reasonably practicable eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during pre-construction phase.
  • Undertake the role, duties and responsibilities to assist Clients, Principal Designers, Designers and Principal Contractors in understanding their statutory duties and ensuring the design process is compliant to CDM 2015 regulations.
  • Undertake Health & Safety Site Inspections and produce reports in accordance with current regulations.
  • Assist and support, in the continual development and improvement of the CDM consultancy services, both internally and externally, to aid the growth and turnover year on year.
  • Assist and support the CDM team in answering of PQQ’s, commissions, fee bids, Audits and corporate memberships/accreditations.
  • Assist and support the team in the provision of project financial information.
  • Be able to manage own projects and be involved in project finance management throughout the duration.

Location: London, with flexible working! #WFH

You will have

To be successful as Senior/Associate Principal Designer, you will have a healthy mix of the following:

  • A professionally qualified at Technician, Graduate and/or chartered level (or equivalent), and holder of appropriate health and safety related qualification(s) e.g. NEBOSH Construction/General Certificate level as a minimum.
  • Hold Incorporated Membership of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS) or can attain within 3 months of joining.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience of working in construction under the CDM regulations is essential.
  • Commercial approach and understanding.
  • Able to work independently and be able to generate your own feeds and have a strong understanding of fee earning and billing
  • Ability to build client relationships with positive outcomes and obtain repeat business
  • Confident, client facing communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Must be a positive team player but able to work independently

You will get

As Principal Designer you will enjoy a competitive salary of £40K-£75K + Package

  • Benefits: Fee Plus bonus scheme, mobile phone & laptop, Personal Accident cover, Private Health Care (after 12 months), Life Assurance and 25 days holiday (27 for Associate and above)
  • Flexible & hybrid working
  • Generous car allowance
  • Season Ticket Loan, Cycle scheme and company pension scheme (after waiting period)
  • Sponsorship is available to complete Chartership if applicable

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To Principal Designer by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to


1 August 2022
Building Surveyor
England, London
£45K-£75K + Package

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