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Principal Designer

Location: Solihull, Birmingham
Salary: £Negotiable – depending on experience

The Role
Ridge and Partners has the opportunity to recruit an additional Principal Designer in our Solihull office to support the growth of our business in the Midlands area.

You will contribute to and be responsible for the delivery of Principal Designer services, on a range of projects across a variety sectors including housing, education and commercial projects.  You will have the ability to manage multiple projects, have an understanding of key hazards typical to building and construction projects and be able to work as an individual and as part of a wider team.  You must be able to work with both internal and external project stakeholders to ensure Health and Safety issues are properly addressed and managed during the project lifecycle.  The role requires an in depth understanding of design and construction processes and the ability to communicate effectively. You will have a clear understanding of the legal requirements of the CDM Regulations.  

In particular the role will require you to:

•    Make Clients aware of their duties 
•    Where Ridge is appointed Principal Designer you would be the point of contact, to ensure the duties are fulfilled in accordance with statutory regulatory requirements, approved code of practice and industry advice
•    Liaise with Designers to compile a Design Risk Management schedule
•    Collate Pre Construction Information and identify how any information gaps will be resolved
•    Carry out H&S specific design reviews throughout the design and construction phases of a project 
•    Promote and manage clear communication between project duty holders with respect to coordination of outputs and management of health and safety issues at all project stages 
•    Prepare and issue the project specific Health and Safety File on completion 
•    Support Ridge designers and project managers with specialist CDM advice

Your skills, knowledge and experience:
•    Health and Safety Professional (e.g. Registered Membership of APS or ICE H&S Register)
•    Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a construction related subject with at least 3 years post qualification experience
•    A thorough knowledge of CDM2015 and associated codes of practice (L144) and general industry guidance 
•    Experience in Design Risk Management
•    Experience in construction projects 
•    Experience working in a consulting environment
•    Previous experience in delivering on multi-discipline projects 
•    Knowledge of other construction related health and safety regulations
•    Good communications skills, both written and oral
•    Understanding of common construction techniques 
•    Effective self-management and time management

Key interfaces:
•    Construction clients
•    Architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers
•    Contractors – site management, construction managers, project managers, design managers
•    Health and Safety Executive employees
•    Health and safety managers

At Ridge we invest heavily in our biggest assets........our people. And as you will find out from day one in your Ridge career, you will be handsomely rewarded:

•    25 days holiday and study leave
•    Company car or car allowance
•    Private Healthcare
•    Subscription, assessment and membership fees for relevant professional bodies
•    Life Assurance
•    Standard 5% Ridge Contribution
•    Highly competitive salary

To apply
To apply, please send a full, up-to-date CV to careers@ridge.co.uk

About Ridge:
Ridge is an award winning, UK top 20 multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. Core disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Legal Support Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset management, modern procurement, planned maintenance programmes, innovative strategies and holistic delivery planning.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets from social housing to Formula One which is the essence of our strength in the depth and diverse range of our activity. All services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2008 for quality, ISO14001 environmental, ISO18001 Health & Safety and with Investors in People. Ridge has been successfully operating since 1946 and now employs over 500 people in nine offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries worldwide.

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