CDM Advisor / Principal Designer

CDM Advisor / Principal Designer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a CDM Advisor / Principal Designer to join our team.


  • Attending Design Team Meetings;
  • Preparing Health and Safety Files;
  • Implementing CDM 2015 regulations;
  • Approving Pre-Construction Phase Health & Safety Plans;
  • Assist client in validating health & safety credentials of contractors;
  • Ensure that designers comply with their duties and co-operate with each other;
  • Organise design risk workshops and review designers risk assessments;
  • Site induction;
  • Provide pre-construction information to designers, the principal contractor and contractors;
  • Review of Principal Contractors information, including: Construction Phase Health & Safety plan;
  • Information to be incorporated within the Health & Safety file;
  • Liaise with client representatives, Principal Contractor and contractors with respect to health and safety.


  • Ability to prioritise own workload;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral;
  • Ability to chair and facilitate meetings to deadline;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications word, excel, etc;
  • Ability to co-ordinate with designers and contractors;
  • Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software;
  • Knowledge of MEP building services would be useful;
  • Identifying and pursuing prospective clients, leveraging up-selling opportunities to new and existing project pipeline;
  • 10+ years’ experience in an equivalent role;
  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines;
  • Delivery of contract and program management – managing contractors’ progress, information and document flow etc;
  • Working knowledge of CDM, PUWER, COSHH, LOLER, MHSWR etc Regulations;
  • Knowledge of Mechanical and electrical building systems preferred.