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Principal Designer / CDM Consultant

Location: Coventry CV1, Office Based

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £50,000£60,000 per annum

Organisation Summary

The OM Group, established as a beacon of Health and Safety services within the Construction sector, has grown over the last 15 years into a multi-disciplinary consultancy and training provider revered for its innovative and client-centric ethos. We are advocates for change within the construction industry, fostering innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Our fast-growth trajectory is fuelled by a commitment to continual growth, professional development, and adherence to the evolving legislative landscape, such as the Building Safety Act.

Job Summary

We are in a phase of rapid expansion and as a Principal Designer / CDM Consultant at OM Group, you are more than just a pivotal asset to our consultancy wing; you are a reflection of our commitment to excellence and the driving force behind our reputable standing in the industry.  This role transcends traditional expectations, offering you a space to exercise autonomy, foster robust client relationships, and make a mark within our senior management echelon.

Your engagement will go beyond mere adherence to current standards; it’s about steering the OM Group alongside the dynamic landscape of the construction industry, nurturing a culture steeped in perpetual learning, growth, and innovation. Your role will span across a diverse spectrum of projects in the commercial, leisure, residential, public-sector, and infrastructure domains. Each project will be a testament to The OM Group’s blend of safety, compliance and commercial acumen, solidifying our position as a trailblazer in delivering client-centric solutions. Your role is not just a job; it’s a journey of growth, a challenge to innovate, and an opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on the industry.

Duties Include:

  • Engaging in a spectrum of new-build and refurbishment projects across diverse sectors, steering them from design to completion while ensuring adherence to CDM 2015 Regulations and the Building Safety Act.
  • Acting as the linchpin between clients, design consultants, principal contractors, and suppliers, fostering a synergy that underpins project success.
  • Orchestrating design risk workshops, reviewing designers’ risk assessments, and ensuring that pre-construction information is meticulously curated and communicated.
  • Championing the preparation and review of CDM documentation, liaising closely with the Principal Contractor to prepare their Construction Phase Plan.
  • Cultivating relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders within and beyond the project ambit, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration.
  • Driving the evolution of Health and Safety protocols within the company, staying abreast of legislative changes such as the new Building Safety Act, and ensuring compliance across the board.

Skills & Requirements:

  • A solid foundation of 3-5+ years in a similar role within the construction industry.
  • Robust knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations, current health and safety legislation, and a keen understanding of the Building Safety Act.
  • Health and Safety related qualification (e.g., NEBOSH National General or Construction Certificate or equivalent) is essential.
  • Membership of CIOB, IOSH and/or APS is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, coupled with a client-facing demeanor.
  • A proactive, organised, and disciplined approach, underpinned by a drive for continual learning and development.
  • Strong understanding and willingness to understand the company ethos, its goals, and standards.

    Growth and Development Opportunities:

    • Engage in an ongoing programme of professional development, with the backing of a company committed to your growth.
    • Embark on a variety of high-profile projects, each presenting a unique set of challenges and learning landscapes.
    • Explore promotional opportunities and engage in training support aimed at honing your expertise and advancing your career as a Principal Designer

      Your Growth Journey with The OM Group:

      We are ardent about people development and offer excellent and progressive career opportunities along with sponsored learning. As a member of the OM Group, your career trajectory is not just a path but a journey filled with learning, growth, and ample opportunities to excel. We invite you to be part of our story, to grow with us, and to contribute towards shaping a sustainable, innovative future within the construction sector.

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        Job Type:
        Permanent, Full Time

        £50,000£60,000 per annum

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