0131 442 6600

You are here

Principal Designer CDM Assistant and Project Support

Introduction to CK21 Ltd:

CK21 Ltd. are a multi-disciplined professional services consultancy covering structural and civil engineering design, project management, BREEAM assessment, and health and safety. Our clients include social/private housing providers, power generators, private developers, heritage managers, educational establishments and industrialists. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne with some working on a temporary basis off site in Northumberland with the team totalling 18 including 5 directors; the two founding directors John Nielsen and Iain Hush with Phillippa Webb, David Webb and Jonathan Hays.

Job Description:

The Health & Safety and Project Management section is led by Phillippa Webb who is looking to appoint an individual to assist in our CDM offering to clients, which includes the Principal Designer role, Client CDM advisor, Principal Contractor advisor and proving project support to the management team.


  • Inform the client of their responsibilities under CDM 2015
  • Provide client support across all phases of design and construction
  • Ensure that all persons working in relation to the pre-construction phase cooperate with the client, the principal designer and each other
  • Assist the PD to plan, manage and monitor health and safety in the pre-construction phase, including; identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks; and ensuring designers carry out their duties
  • Attend site inspections, design team meetings and meet client and contractor to discuss foreseeable risks and how to eliminate – reduce or manage them
  • Liaise with the principal contractor to help in the planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordination of the construction phase
  • Assist the PD to;
  • Compile Pre-Construction Information (PCI)
  • Complete and review / update F10 forms
  • Collate and review drawings and surveys for distribution
  • Review the Construction Phase Plan (CPP)
  • Conduct H&S specific design reviews throughout the design and construction phases of a project, including CDM Site Audits
  • Prepare PD reports and update complex project schedules
  • Prepare the health and safety file for review, updating and revising it as the project progresses
  • Attend and arrange pertinent CPD’s and undertake research without supervision
  • Assist in occupational / workplace health and safety advice
  • Support fee proposals and bids•    Marketing for CK21 – be proactive in identifying and informing of business opportunities
  • Assist the Project management team as required
  • Assist the BREEAM advisors as required
  • Assist the structural and civil engineering design teams as required


This position is an excellent opportunity to expand upon your current construction industry experience.  If you are looking to gain accredited professional status we can provide you with training and career progression.  You will also enjoy working in a friendly office with regular social events.  

To apply 

To apply please forward your CV to p.webb@ck21.co.uk