Principal Designer

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Job-type Permanent
Salary £45000 - £55000
Contact Matt Powell
Reference MP167367_1705993212

An exciting opportunity is now available at a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy known for its dynamic and respected presence in the industry. They are actively seeking a highly capable Principal Designer with a focus on Construction Design Management, based in Newcastle.

This role is a perfect fit for an experienced Senior Principal Designer or a highly skilled individual at an advanced intermediate level who is ready to take their career to greater heights. The position offers an excellent prospect for career advancement, potentially progressing into a managerial role. It's particularly suited for those keen on broadening their experience across various sectors, with a special emphasis on major new build residential projects in the Sunderland area.

The Principal Designer plays a crucial role, requiring a strong understanding of the pre-construction phase plan in sectors including Residential, Commercial, and Retail. The successful candidate will lead a relatively junior team, offering a superb opportunity for someone passionate about the construction industry to mentor and develop the skills of their team members. This position presents a significant chance for rapid career advancement into senior management roles.

A key requirement for the Principal Designer is the willingness to travel across the North, as the projects cover a broad geographical area. This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of diverse and significant projects while playing a pivotal role in the growth and success of the team.

The Principal Designer's Responsibilities:

  • Crafting the pre-construction phase plan.
  • Conducting Construction Site Safety inspections.
  • Assisting duty holders in developing pre-construction information.
  • Utilising expertise in Health & Safety and CDM to ensure compliance with CDM regulations.

Principal Designer Requirements:

  • NEBOSH General Certificate or Construction Health & Safety qualification.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a CDM role, such as Principal Designer or CDM Advisor.
  • Proficient knowledge of CDM Regulations 2015.
  • A keen and enthusiastic approach with a commitment to learning and professional development.
  • A strong understanding of the pre-construction phase.

In Return, You Will Receive:

  • A competitive salary ranging from £45,000 to £55,000.
  • 24 days of annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays.
  • The flexibility of hybrid working.
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • A work laptop to facilitate your responsibilities.
  • Continued support for career development.

If you are Principal Designer considering your career opportunities, or looking for the next step, please call Matt Powell at Brandon James on 01628 367 059.


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