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CDM Advisor

Job Profile

We wish to recruit a CDM Advisor to join our multi-disciplinary team working on a wide range of projects in England and Wales.
Mott MacDonald’s core business sectors cover buildings, transport, energy, water, environment, health, education, industry, oil and gas, communications and international development.
We are looking for someone with a degree in civil engineering or those with demonstrable relevant qualification and experience in design within the construction industry. We are also hoping that the candidate will be able to show a good level of health and safety experience including a recognised Health and Safety qualification.

You will contribute to our team of four health and safety specialists providing Construction Design Management Co-ordination on projects and supporting the implementation of the CDM Regulations.
You will assist in carrying out project safety reviews, ensuring the application of the principles of prevention, preparing pre-construction information and health and safety files.

This is an opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience with the potential to advance your career to a Principal Designer role.

The applicant must have excellent communication skills and able to evidence positive teamworking experiences. Some elements of the role will require a person who is a self starter and demonstrates good leadership traits.
There may be some travelling involved with the role therefore you must have a clean driving licence and access to your own transport.

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

We are seeking a CDM Advisor to work within the Buildings and Infrastructure Unit. The CDM Advisor will report directly to the health and safety team leader in the Altrincham office. The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offers a real opportunity to achieve your ambitions and develop your career. The focus of the role is to ensure compliance with the CDM Regulations.

As a CDM Advisor the key elements of the role include:
  • Assist in identifying, obtaining and collating existing pre-construction information
  • Review existing information and identify areas where information is missing / required.
  • Attend design team meetings and assist designers in identifying and eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks to the health and safety
  • Review and comment on designers’ hazard & risk information
  • Work closely with Project Managers to guide them with producing designs that are safe to build and maintain
  • Must undertake the Project Safety Advisor training and perform the role on projects
  • Assist in the preparation of Pre-Construction Information
  • Assist in the review of Construction Phase Plans
  • Assist in the preparation of the Health and Safety File
  • Report writing

Candidate Specification

We are looking for a CDM Advisor, with experience of design and construction to join the CDM team. The successful candidate will have:
  • Degree in Engineering or demonstrable relevant experience
  • Membership of a Chartered Institution
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Self-motivated with good organisational capability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keen to work in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to contribute to and influence meetings
  • Experience of successfully working in a team
  • Self Starter with leadership qualities
  • Must be proficient with MS software packages including Sharepoint along with PDF writer.
  • Experience of working to budgets and time constraints.
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