Senior CDM Consultant

Job Purpose

To be a key member of the CDM Team, principally involved in the provision of CDM Consultancy Services under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 acting in the role of CDM Principal Designer and Client CDM Advisor along with providing Health & Safety Consultancy Services when required.

You will be part of a commercial consultancy with an enviable client list consisting of high-level global investors and corporate occupiers, including M&G, L&G and Aviva.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities.

Key accountabilities and deliverables

  1. Experienced in the delivery of the statutory duty of Principal Designer and the non-statutory roles of Principal Designer Advisor and Client CDM Advisor under the CDM Regulations 2015.
  2. Identify, assess, prepare and communicate Pre-Construction Information on behalf of Clients
  3. Identify and, where reasonably practicable eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during pre-construction phase, via Design Risk Review Workshops / Safety in Design Reviews
  4. Understand/evaluate Construction Phase Plans, Method Statements, Design Risk Management & Risk Registers.
  5. Review/comment upon designs in respect of health & Safety and ensure relevant information is sourced/collated in order to produce/review a Health & Safety File and ensure compliance.
  6. Undertake the role, duties and responsibilities to assist Clients, Principal Designers, Designers and Principal Contractors in understanding their statutory duties and ensuring the design process is compliant to CDM 2015 regulations.
  7. Undertake Health & Safety Site Inspections and produce reports in accordance with current regulations.
  8. Assist and support, in the continual development and improvement of the CDM consultancy services, both internally and externally, to aid the growth and turnover year on year.
  9. Assist and support the CDM team and TFT colleagues in answering of PQQ’s, commissions, fee bids, Audits and corporate memberships/accreditations.
  10. Assist and support the team in the provision of project financial information.
  11. Be able to manage own projects and be involved in project finance management throughout the duration.

Key Skills/Knowledge/Qualifications

  1. Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in construction under the CDM regulations is essential.
  2. Demonstrable experience and ability in relevant sectors across the construction industry.
  3. Knowledge of the Building Safety Act and secondary legislation
  4. Ability to meet and exceed fee targets

Person Specification

  1. Degree or equivalent in H&S or Built Environment Subject
  2. Hold Incorporated Membership of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS)
  3. Commercial approach and understanding.
  4. Able to work independently and be able to generate your own feeds and have a strong understanding of fee earning and billing
  5. Ability to build client relationships with positive outcomes and obtain repeat business
  6. Confident, client facing communicator both verbally and in writing
  7. Must be a positive team player but able to work independently

Package indicators

  • Flexible & hybrid working (3 days per week in the office)
  • Competitive salary and car allowance
  • Benefits: Fee Plus bonus scheme, mobile phone & laptop to support flexible and hybrid working, personal accident cover, private health care (after 6 months), life assurance, TFT wellbeing day and 25 days holiday
  • Season ticket loan, cycle scheme and access to company pension scheme on completion of probationary period
  • Excellent career progression and training opportunities.

About TFT

TFT is the leading independent firm of Development, Built Asset & Engineering and Sustainability consultants. We place the wellbeing of people and the performance of buildings at the heart of everything we do.

We’re proud of our reputation for integrity and delivering work of the highest quality, blended with commercial pragmatism. We offer a strong track record across all commercial property sectors, advising investors, developers, occupiers and owners on maximising best property asset values. Diversity and strength in depth is important to us. Whether it be a technical thought leader with a career’s experience – or a recently qualified rising star – in today’s risk averse world you need people on your side with a reputation for diligence, transparency, intellect and commercial insight. Clients see TFT as large enough to provide the expertise and resources to get the best from their portfolios, and small enough for it to matter personally.

We have over 180 employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities and sponsored learning.

We are BCorp Certified!

As TFT’s impact on the world has grown with the size of our business and the scale of our client services, we are determined that our future growth continues to be positive and sustainable. BCorp certification enables us to do just that, by recognising the highest standards of social and environmental performance and aligning our ongoing efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


At TFT we don’t aim to tick boxes and count numbers and percentages, we create an environment where anyone, from any background and life experience, can do their best work. We empower you to bring your full, authentic self to work. We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice.

If you’re driven to perform, you’ll fit right in, we approach work fearlessly, learn quickly and improve constantly. A bright idea can come from anyone. We believe diversity drives innovation.

Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is simple – we welcome everyone.



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