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CDM Consultant / Site Construction Safety Assessor

London / Wembley

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 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.

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 Construction Assurance Team carrying out tasks to include; Principal Designer duties, in accordance with the CDM 2015 Regulations, Design Principals, Design Reviews, assessment of Designers Risk Assessments, RAMS Assessments, PCI Reviews, CPP assessments, Contractor assessments, Client CDM Advisor 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:

• Site based Construction Safety Advisor initially, undertaking Risk Assessment and Method Statement reviews and sate safety inspections in accordance with HSG150.
• 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. This will (in time) include co-ordinating design team meetings, assisting client in the development of H&S arrangements/Project Briefs, providing workshops/seminars to clients on client duties, producing Pre-Construction Information and F10's, assisting with, Design Principals or developing Design Guides, reviewing design risk assessments, attendance at 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).
• 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.


• A good level of post-qualification experience delivering 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.
• Strong working knowledge and understanding of Principals of Design and CDM 2015, with the ability to ensure designs are in accordance with regulations.
• Reasonable expertise in health and safety services
• NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.
• Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); i.e. TechIOSH, GradIOSH or CMIOSH.
• Membership of the Association for Project Safety ideally Incorporated level (IMaPS).

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