Principal Designer (CDM 2015)

London, Clerkenwell
competitive remuneration and benefits package
12 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Health & Safety professional to take on the role of Principal Designer in our growing health and safety team.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person with drive, enthusiasm and a good knowledge of design and construction related activities and designer’s duties to develop the Principal Designer role in BDP.

Initially working as part of the Project Management team in BDP’s London studio, you will provide health and safety support and advice to Architect led multi-disciplinary design teams and Clients during the design and pre-construction stages of a wide range of projects to ensure their compliance with their statutory duties under CDM 2015.

You will collaborate with existing CDM profession representatives to co-ordinate health and safety and CDM knowledge across all professions and develop and deliver training programmes, workshops and CPD events in CDM for internal designers within the London studio and across other BDP UK locations.

About you

You will have a thorough working knowledge and experience of the CDM Regulations and other health & safety and environmental regulations and a good knowledge of design and construction related activities and designers duties gained from broad experience across a range of industry sectors. You will have the experience and expertise to compile and review significant hazard and risk registers, review contractor’s method statements, and Health & Safety plans and able to work effectively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds with good client skills.

You will be able to work concurrently on a portfolio of projects using excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate a collaborative team-working style and ability to meet tight deadlines. Ideally you will hold a CSCS card and membership of an appropriate health and safety led institution or you will be a registered CDM Co-ordinator with the APS.  Training will however be provided as necessary.

Please note that the successful candidate would require to undergo a security check and so you will need to have at least 3 years UK residency in order to work on the project. 

BDP offers

In return, BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal and career development, an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance and contribution towards professional subscriptions.  BDP also operates a profit share scheme, provides season ticket loans and a wide range of other benefits.

About us

BDP is a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists working together to create outstanding 'places for people'. We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning.

Founded in Preston, Lancashire in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, and China.

BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy utilities, having won over 1000 awards for design quality from international and national bodies.

To apply

Please visit our recruitment portal and apply directly to the vacancy. You will need to ensure that you complete the online the application form. Please ensure that you attach a cover note and your CV to the application. Please include an indication of your salary expectations.


BDP is an equal opportunity employer.

No agencies or 3rd party applications please.