Associate Principal Designer

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 Principal Designer and Adviser to the Client, 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 Adviser to the Principal Designer and Adviser to the Client under the CDM Regulations 2015.
  2. Prepare and produce F10 Notifications on behalf of Clients, identify and communicate Pre-construction Information.
  3. Understand/evaluate Construction Phase Plans, Method Statements, Design Risk Management & Risk Registers.
  4. 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.
  5. Identify and, where reasonably practicable eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during pre-construction phase.
  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 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 4 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. Ability to meet and exceed fee targets

Person Specification

  1. Be professionally qualified at Technician, Graduate and/or chartered level (or equivalent), and holder of appropriate health and safety related qualification(s) e.g. NEBOSH Construction/General Certificate level as a minimum.
  2. Hold Incorporated Membership of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS) or can attain within 3 months of joining.
  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

  • Competitive salary plus benefits: Car allowance, Fee related bonus scheme, iPhone & Laptop to support flexible and hybrid working, Private Health Care (after 12 months), Career development investment, Personal Accident cover, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday, Professional Membership subscription and 1-day charity leave per year.
  • Cycle scheme, interest free season ticket loan and company pension scheme all available on completion of probationary period.

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 150 partners and employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester and Leeds

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

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