Principal Designer

Job Title: Principal Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Reference: RT-PD-HH-MANC
Contact Name: Hannah Huxley
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 10, 2017 16:14

Job Description

My client is a multi-discipline consultancy that operates across numerous markets both nationally and globally. My client is looking for a Principal Designer to join their team in Manchester.

Due to the ever growing and continuous increase of contract wins they are looking for a Principal Designer to join their team on a permanent basis.

You will contribute to and be responsible for the delivery of Principal Designer services, on a range of projects across a variety sectors including housing, education and commercial projects. You will have the ability to manage multiple projects, have an understanding of key hazards typical to building and construction projects and be able to work as an individual and as part of a wider team. You must be able to work with both internal and external project stakeholders to ensure Health and Safety issues are properly addressed and managed during the project lifecycle.

The role requires an in depth understanding of design and construction processes and the ability to communicate effectively. You will have a clear understanding of the legal requirements of the CDM Regulations.


•Make Clients aware of their duties
•Main point of contact, to ensure the duties are fulfilled in accordance with statutory regulatory requirements, approved code of practice and industry advice.
•Liaise with Designers to compile a Design Risk Management schedule.
•Collate Pre Construction Information and identify how any information gaps will be resolved.
•Carry out H&S specific design reviews throughout the design and construction phases of a project
•Promote and manage clear communication between project duty holders with respect to coordination of outputs and management of health and safety issues at all project stages
•Prepare and issue the project specific Health and Safety File on completion
•Support the designers and project managers with specialist CDM advice.

Your skills, knowledge and experience -

•Health and Safety Professional (e.g. Registered Membership of APS or ICE H&S Register)
•Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a construction related subject with at least 3 years post qualification experience
•A thorough knowledge of CDM2015 and associated codes of practice (L144) and general industry guidance
•Experience in Design Risk Management
•Experience in construction projects
•Experience working in a consulting environment.
•Previous experience in delivering on multi-discipline projects
•Knowledge of other construction related health and safety regulations.
•Good communications skills, both written and oral.
•Understanding of common construction techniques
•Effective self-management and time management.

Key interfaces:

•Construction clients.
•Architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers.
•Contractors – site management, construction managers, project managers, design managers.
•Health and Safety Executive employees.
•Health and safety managers.
•Other third parties.


•25 days holiday and study leave
•Company car or car allowance
•Private Healthcare
•Subscription, assessment and membership fees for relevant professional bodies
•Life Assurance
•Standard 5% Contribution
•Highly competitive salary

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