Principal Designer/ CDM

  • Permanent
  • York
  • £70k USD / Year

Are you looking to be a part of major Rail projects in the UK? Do you acquire a demonstrable skillset of a Principal Designer and have a high level of experience with CDM Regulations? Consider the opportunity and make that Stride in your career!



  • A NEBOSH Construction (or similar) and/or design certificate
  • Highly knowledgeable in Risk Assessment and Design Risk Management process and techniques
  • Understanding of the General Principals of Prevention and its application and promotion through the design phase
  • Experience of general construction activities and methods
  • Sound knowledge of engineering design standards for the UK Rail Network and British and European Standards
  • Committed to continuous improvement and learning
  • Ideally membership of or working towards membership of a relevant professional institution eg. IOSH, ICE, APS
  • Experienced and sound knowledge of engineering design and construction principles and standards (Rail is desirable)
  • Significant experience in Rail working at a similar level (Principal Designer / Senior Designer / Engineer level)
  • Able to audit and inspect internal projects and processes
  • Ability to lead and support others through compliance with CDM requirements
  • High level of co-operation and co-ordination between project team and individual members
  • Proficient communicator and ability to control multi-disciplinary meetings
  • Ability to perform duty on simple and complex multi-disciplinary projects working alongside Designers
  • Nurture business and client relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate effective working/communicating across teams with the company to ensure delivery of projects
  • Commercial awareness
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Computer literate – specifically Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to challenge opinion and way oof thinking of others in a professional and pro-active manner
  • Ability to stand in front of groups and instruct
  • Proficient in use of spoken and written English language
  • UK citizen or indefinite leave to remain
  • Experienced in successful application and management of CDM in multi-disciplinary Railway project environment     (Client, Designer, and Principal Designer duties)



  • Facilitate Hazard Identification, Hazard Review, and other design focussed workshops
  • Manage and provide guidance on issues involving CDM and general construction activities (multi-sector construction)
  • Frequently monitor and inspect company projects from a CDM perspective to report on levels of compliance
  • Identify occurrences which provide opportunity for improvement
  • Provide input to company focus groups when required
  • Provide support to any project and client as allocated
  • Provide support to the System Safety Manager and Systems Team
  • Secure repeat business through proactive client management
  • Manage and work to agreed budgets
  • Win work by providing technical input into bids and proposals
  • Ensure compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 within Pre-Construction Phase, through execution of the Principal Designer Duty (Regulation 11)
  • Aid in business development and continual improvement through multi-disciplinary collaboration to enhance service delivery and processes


  • Working on major rail projects for a multi-national consultancy.


  • Home based 4 days a week – 2 days in the office.


  • Office based in York with on-site parking and within walking distance from York train station.


  • Competitive benefits package


If you do not possess the relevant experienced required for the role and do not receive a response within 48 hours upon sending your CV, then you can assume that your application has not been successful.

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