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Principal CDM Consultant

  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location London, United KingdomKing Street 181LondonGBGreater LondonW6 9JT
  • Posted
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  • FULL_TIMEEngineeringEngineering

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The Exciting Opportunity

If you’re a construction safety professional and ambitious to achieve your potential, please read on. Join our growing Construction Assurance team and we’ll make sure you get the experience and support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.  

Due to on-going growth within our Strategic Environmental and Safety Consulting (SESC) business, we are seeking to locate a motivated Principal Consultant with experience in environment, health & safety with specific capability in CDM Advisor and Principal Designer duties to support our Construction Assurance team in the successful delivery of projects for our key client programmes within the Retail, Banking, Commercial, Education, Local Authority and Residential sectors across the UK. This role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows.

Our teams are involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding across a wide range of client sectors. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of high profile schemes and are working closely with prominent clients who invest in and develop retail and commercial properties.

Overview of Role:

As a member of our SESC team, you will primarily be involved within our Construction Assurance Team carrying out tasks to include; CDM Advisor, in accordance with the CDM 2015 Regulations, Design Principals, Design Reviews, assessment of Designers Risk Assessments, RAMS Assessments, PCI Reviews, CPP assessments, Contractor assessments etc. Working as part of a UK wide team, focused on service delivery in the south of England, having a significant contribution on client satisfaction by providing a motivated and committed approach to the provision of H&S/CDM/Principal Designer services. Our expectations of you in the role are: Agility to work across a number of project locations

Who We are Looking For: 

Within SEC we pride ourselves on our ability to provide Clients with Strategic Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Business Advice, which helps our Clients not only to manage risk, but to drive excellence in their EHS performance. 

As such we seek individuals who combine: strong quantitative and analytical skills; deep technical knowledge; a sharp commercial focus; and, who are passionate about their work to advise our Clients on strategic business decisions. Our mission is to improve quality of life around the world, by creating places of distinction and providing sustainable solutions that enhance the built and natural environment. Our core values are: 

  • Integrity – We perform business in an honest, responsible way, working to the highest professional standards. 
  • Client Focus – We are entrepreneurial and agile, passionate about creating value for our Clients and achieving high performance. 
  • Collaboration – We believe in diversity, the power of teamwork and that by working as one we can deliver exceptional outcomes. 
  • Sustainability – We own the responsibility to sustain our world and society in a balanced way, central to health, safety and wellbeing of our people and all stakeholders, central to all we do. 

As a member of the SEC Team you will need to demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to actively identify and pursue innovative and sustainable solutions to problems.
  • Commitment to building relationships with clients & colleagues, networking via industry events and seminars, and actively engaging in profile raising through e.g. internal/ external presentations or speaking at events. 
  • The ability to add value to a client relationship and develop client accounts
  • Strong commercial skills including the ability to understand a client’s key risks and drivers, and the commercial context in which Clients and Arcadis operate.
  • Commitment to actively nurtures talent in others by helping people build their networks, and coach and mentor others and share knowledge 

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Agility to work across a number of project locations.
  • Building strong relationships with our clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Be able to coordinate multiple aspects of programme delivery.
  • Delivery of promised outcomes to clients.
  • Service delivery to company standards.
  • Delivery of exemplar standard of Principal Designer role and CDM services to time and quality. This will include co-ordinating meetings, producing F10’s, assisting with, Design Principals, reviewing design risk assessments, attendance and chairing design team meetings, reviewing relevant health and safety files, ensuring suitable arrangements for the coordination of health and safety measures during planning and preparation of the Construction Phase, providing guidance and support for other Duty Holders (Client specifically).
  • Provision of advice on how to meet CDM Regulatory and relevant EHS requirements.

What You have to Offer:

  • NEBOSH Diploma part 1 or NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Certified Membership of the Association of Project Safety (CMaPS).
  • A positive and dynamic person with experience of working in a consulting organisation providing a range of H&S/ CDM Services.
  • Demanding of the highest standards and ability to lead by example.
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015.
  • Proven skills and competence in delivery of Principal Designer/H&S / CDM services to a varied Client base.
  • Experience and an understanding of engineering and construction managements and methodologies associated with construction works on Commercial and Retail developments.
  • Working knowledge of the Principals of Design;
  • Experience of successfully managing and bidding for CDM projects in excess of £10m involving multi- disciplinary design teams
  • Technical expertise in health and safety services

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health, safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer:   

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important. 

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as: 

  • Highly competitive salary
  • One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Matched Pension, up to 8%
  • Annual holiday allowance 25 days, plus the option to buy and sell
  • Private Medical Insurance, single cover and family cover level dependent 
  • Car Allowance – level dependent
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan

And Lots more! 

  • Annual Professional Subscription Paid
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Long Term Service Awards
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

Opportunity to invest in the Arcadis staff discounted share scheme

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