Senior CDM Consultant
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
1d ago


Senior CDM Consultant

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what is most important - look beyond our projects and programmes and you will see it is about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we are focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It is a big challenge and therefore we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships, and dare to shape the future.

People who seize the experiences available to transform their world and the world around them.

It is a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians and one that we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project, and management services.

It is how we will find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges and how we will deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

Due to on-going growth within our Strategic Environmental and Safety Consulting (SESC) business, we are seeking to locate a motivated CDM Consultant with experience in CDM Advisor and Principal Designer duties to support our Design & Construction SHE 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.

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.

  • As a member of our SESC team, you will primarily be involved within our Design & Construction SHE Team carrying out tasks to include;
  • CDM Advisor & Principal Designer, 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, having a significant contribution on client satisfaction by providing a motivated and committed approach to the provision of H&S / CDM / Principal Designer services.

    Your day to day responsibilities will include :

  • Provision of competent advice (either self or team resource advice), guidance and support across a range of occupational health and safety matters.
  • Work to deliver the required benchmark of exemplar standard of Principal Designer role and CDM services to time and quality on experience capability sites.
  • Co-ordinating design team meetings, providing workshops / seminars to clients on client duties, producing F10’s, assisting with design principals or developing design guides, reviewing design risk assessments 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 others and assisting client in the development of H&S arrangements / project briefs.
  • Provide advice on how to meet CDM Regulatory and relevant EHS requirements.
  • Progression of inspections covering a wide range of health and safety matters; assessing performance and identifying actions to ensure compliance with legislation and best practice.
  • Conduct audits of client supply chain to establish mechanism in place to discharge Principal Contractor and / or Principal Designer duties.
  • Gradual audits of client management systems to establish robust processes to manage design and construction management and adherence to CDM 2015.
  • Conduct accident and incident investigation processes; including root cause analysis and identification of remedial actions to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Develop and deliver a range of health and safety training, including CDM 2015.
  • Requirements

  • Relevant skills and competence in delivery of Principal Designer / H&S / CDM services to a varied Client base.
  • Working knowledge 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 Prevention and CDM 2015.
  • Minimum of NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.
  • Membership of the Association of Project Safety ideally Incorporated level (IMaPS).
  • Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); i.e. TechIOSH, GradIOSH or CMIOSH.
  • Reasonable expertise in health and safety services.
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you will have the opportunity to build the career that is right for you because each Arcadian has their own motivations and career goals.

    As a people first’ business, we will take the time to listen and understand what you want from your time here and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    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.


  • Minimum of NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.
  • Membership of the Association of Project Safety ideally Incorporated level (IMaPS).
  • Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); i.e. TechIOSH, GradIOSH or CMIOSH.
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