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  • Managing your own projects - being the key interface between & liaising with the Client Teams, Design Teams, Principal Contractors, and others to deliver projects in line with the Client’s remit, programme and budget.

  • Carrying out the duties of Principal Designer on behalf of the company for appointed projects: to plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate Health & Safety in pre-construction phases of projects, including identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks and ensuring designers carry out their duties.

  • Provide CDM advice and support to Client Teams, advising clearly of their CDM Duties & assisting with development of CDM strategy for projects.

  • Attending and co-ordinating Design & Project Meetings throughout projects (including temporary works review meetings).

  • Visiting project sites prior to construction to carry out initial risk appraisals and during construction to review arrangements.

  • Preparing, co-ordinating and distributing relevant Health & Safety Information to other design & project team members.

  • Reviewing Construction Phase H&S Plans prepared by Principal Contractor and advising on suitability (both to Client and other GHPC CDM colleagues).

  • Carrying out site Health & Safety inspections and issuing reports.

  • Overseeing preparation and production of Health & Safety Files as projects progress.

  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive electronic records, including meeting minutes for all projects, ensuring full audit trail is kept clear & up to date.

  • Identifying regional business development opportunities generally & assisting with the growth of Client base.

  • Working with all involved parties to develop expert and creative solutions to challenging construction problems, where off-the-shelf solutions will not suffice.

  • Previous experience of acting as CDM Co-ordinator and Principal Designer is essential to fulfil this position with experience of working in a construction environment preferred.

  • Current membership of the Association for Project Safety with IMaPs designation working towards CMaPS as a minimum is also essential.

  • A thorough understanding of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 is essential together with a thorough understanding of associated legistlation including the Health & Safety at Work Act and Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations.

  • An existing Health & Safety qualification is essential - preferably NEBOSH Diploma and/or NEBOSH Construction Certificate or relevant degree

  • A relevant design or construction qualification and membership of relevant professional body is preferred. The successful applicant will have an excellent knowledge of the physical built environment and construction processes with significant experience of working in the construction industry.

  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual able to work independently and unsupervised. This role will require a confident individual who has the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of personalities and professional bodies during projects.

  • Highly IT literate and competent, experienced user of general Microsoft Office software. Must have a confident attitude towards the use of technology.

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload with flexibility to multi-task. Excellent presentation, report writing and communication skills.

  • Smart appearance and a desire to develop personally along with the Company. A common sense approach to business and Client requirements.

  • CSCS Card relevant to training & experience is desired.

  • A full clean UK driving licence is absolutely essential for this position since it will require regular travel to fulfil the role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

An ideal Principal Designer / CDM Advisor will have the following skills and qualifications:

Your working hours will be a minimum of 40 hours per week - start & finish times are reasonably flexible provided Client and Company needs are met in full and minimum weekly hours are covered. If required by a particular deadline or other circumstance, the company may request overtime working.

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Principal Designer / CDM H&S Advisor

Fully Qualified

Competitive Salary Package + car allowance + benefits

Bracknell, Berkshire with some homeworking flexibility

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Designer / CDM Advisor to join GHPC Group Ltd and be based in Bracknell, Berkshire, with the flexibility for home working 1/2 days per week.

 

GHPC Group Ltd is a rapidly growing company, offering a number of different services to several FTSE 100 companies within the construction industry.

Package & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary & car allowance

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Formal Pension Scheme with 3% employer contribution of gross basic salary available after 3 months

  • Childcare Voucher Scheme available

  • Private company medical scheme available after successful completion of the probationary period, with the option to extend to cover family members and/or include Dental cover by a personal contribution.

  • Access to employee perks, and a wide range of discounts, cashback and benefits through LifeWorks platform