CDM/Principal Designer Advisor Consultant

16 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Job Purpose

  • To assist with the delivery of both the statutory Principal Designer duties and where necessary, to assist the Client with their duties under the Construction, (Design & Management) Regulations 2015


  • Assisting with the planning, managing and monitoring of the pre-construction phase and coordinating matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase;
  • Preparation of reports, statutory notices, Health and Safety Files and other documentation;
  • Attending (as necessary):
  • Design team meetings;
  • Client Progress meetings;
  • Project meetings;
  • Identify and eliminate, or control, so far as is reasonably practicable, foreseeable risks to the health or safety of any person affected by the construction work, cleaning and maintenance of the building or the use of a structure designed as a workplace;
  • To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager
  • Promote Interserve Construction within the industry
Knowledge Skills & Experience
  • Chartered Construction or other related qualification;
  • NEBOSH or NVQ safety related training or qualification (Desirable);
  • Interest and expertise of CDM regulations and application for the regulations;
  • Experienced in assembly of Preconstruction Information Packs & H&S Files;
  • Experienced in providing professional Health and Safety advice to Clients and Designer;
  • Through understanding and competence in developing CDM processes throughout a project;
  • Capable of independent action when Senior Consultant otherwise engaged;
  • Advice relating to CDM regulations and application for the regulations (Desirable);
  • Construction Design or Management experience;
  • Assembly of Preconstruction Information Pack & H&S Files (Desirable);
  • Team working with senior CDM advisors (Desirable);
  • Involvement in developing CDM processes (Desirable);
  • Demonstrable independence of actions as a Senior Consultant;
  • H&S competence leading to Chartered H&S status, Charter Building Manager, Chartered Surveyor (or similar) (Desirable);
  • A prolonged experience in Project Management, with SMSTS and a Black (Managerial) CSCS card. (Desirable);
  • Competently access Principle Contractors and Designers;
  • Have knowledge of contract JCT and NEC;
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of programming, including RIBA stages;
  • All above attributes are ESSENTIAL unless otherwise stated.


  • High level of leadership and management skills;
  • Commercial and financial ability;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Technical experience and knowledge;
  • Have an ability to successfully work autonomously and within in a team.
  • Customer/Client focus;
  • Confidently make on the spot decisions in a calculated manner.