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CDM Practitioner

Job Profile

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Our environment and water portfolio is primarily a UK based business delivering project, programme and commercial management services to regulated water/wastewater clients and the Environment Agency.
Our work stretches across the entire project lifecycle, from pre-contract cost estimating and benchmarking to post contract QS services and commercial assurance.
For project and programme management we deliver capital projects on behalf of our clients, both internal and external that range from several hundred thousand pounds in value to major projects and programmes worth over £0.5billion.
Additionally we are the home of the cost intelligence service, a specialist team of data analysts and economists who provide expert advice across all sectors on inflation and indexation.
We currently work with around half of the UK’s regulated water and wastewater companies

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

To ensure full compliance with health and safety legislation associated with the design and delivery of capital works. Deliver the highest standards of health and safety advice to all stake holders within a multi disciplinary engineering environment.

Health and Safety (H&S) Practitioner

  • Ensure H&S is paramount at all times and actively promote and achieve H&S objectives.
  • Provide expert H&S advice to clients, designers, contractors and others; on the content, interpretation and application of H&S policies, procedures, legislation and guidance.
  • Develop and deliver H&S training packages for designers and suppliers.
  • Develop tools and IT systems to ensure compliance with H&S legislation, client requirements and business procedures.
  • Report on CDM procedure compliance to the Engineering Management Team.
  • Review designs and design risk assessments to ensure hazards have been eliminated or reduced to as low as is reasonably practicable.
  • Offer alternative solutions where necessary to ensure H&S and to reduce whole life cost.
  • Ensure designs comply with AW safe to operate requirements to ensure the safety and well being of operational and maintenance staff and to reduce rework costs.
  • Prepare and amend as necessary CDM Procedures, documentation and templates.
  • Advise and assist the Client and Principal Designer to ensure compliance with CDM.
  • Notify the HSE of construction projects where necessary.
  • Work with designers to ensure they apply the principles of prevention.
  • Ensure project teams co-ordinate H&S aspects of the design and designers co-operate with others involved in the project.
  • Ensure pre-construction information is collected and presented to those who require it.
  • Ensure the Construction Phase Plan is suitable before commencement on site.

Candidate Specification

You will have:
  • A qualification in engineering or health and safety
  • Experience of working in a multi discipline design team and of the application of H&S principals in design
  • A good understanding of the operational and maintenance requirements of water industry assets
  • An understanding of construction processes and procedures
The successful candidate will preferably hold or be working towards:
  • Membership of an appropriate engineering or health and safety institution
You will also demonstrate:
  • A commitment to achieving high levels of health and safety in design
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Problem solving capabilities, flexibility and commitment.
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