CDM Adviser & Principal Designer – Reading Office – 24 Dec 2020 / December, 2020

Harris Project Management (HPM) (established 2001) are the sister company to The Harris Partnership Limited and are a specialist firm of project managers, quantity surveyors and CDM consultants providing principal designer, principal designer adviser and client adviser services under the CDM 2015 regulations.

HPM maintain good communication with project design teams to embed effective health & safety risk management from an early design stage through to building use and occupation. HPM are currently appointed as principal designer and/ or CDM adviser on over 100 construction/ refurbishment/ fit out projects throughout the UK and are looking for an enthusiastic principal designer to join the team.

The role will involve:

  • Visiting construction sites and carrying out CDM site audits
  • Attending pre-construction and construction phase design team meetings
  • Producing PD meeting reports and audit reports
  • Chairing hazard review workshops with designers
  • Assisting designers with hazard identification and elimination
  • Producing and distributing Pre-Construction Information documents
  • Reviewing Construction Phase Plans
  • Producing Health and Safety Files
  • Assisting with training designers with regard to CDM regulations
  • Working on improvement of company templates
  • Supporting other members of the Team

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualities / qualifications:


  • Experience as a Designer (e.g. architectural assistant/ architectural technician)/ Principal Designer or CDM Adviser
  • Knowledge of the CDM Regulations
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Capable of working on own their initiative within HPM quality management system structure and using set templates
  • Be committed to providing excellent service on a wide range of construction projects
  • Have a smart and professional demeanour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable but not essential

  • APS member
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate (or NEBOSH Diploma)
  • Design related degree or similar