Principal Designer and Construction Design and Management (CDM) advisers

Location: Preston and Chester

Cassidy + Ashton is looking for PD and CDM advisers to join our team.

Due to continued growth and success we require health and safety professionals who can provide CDM advice on a wide range of major residential and commercial projects to achieve compliance with CDM 2015.

Candidates will be required to work from our head office in Preston and office in Chester, serving projects nationwide.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a large range of major building projects including, new build schemes, refurbishment and maintenance projects in a variety of sectors. The roles involve providing both Principal Designer duties and construction health and safety advice.

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Typical duties

The duties of the Principal Designer and Construction Design and Management will include:

  • Assisting with the successful management of CDM projects, to ensure projects are compliant
  • Assisting with the successful management of CDM projects, to ensure projects are compliant
  • Preparation of detailed documents, including pre-construction information packs, design risk assessments, construction phase plan reviews, health and safety files etc. to an appropriate standard suitable for issue to the project team
  • Undertaking monitoring site visits and inspections to determine health and safety compliance.

Qualifications and skills

  • A thorough knowledge of CDM2015 regulations and associated legislation
  • A sound understanding of the general principles of prevention and risk reduction in the design process
  • NEBOSH General and Construction Certificate with post qualification experience
  • Construction industry experience
  • Registered Member of Association of Project Safety (IMaPS or CMaPS) desirable
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Good standard of IT skills, inc. MS Office Suite are required.

Additional benefits:

  • Car and travel expenses
  • 25 days’ annual leave per annum plus with days’ paid bank holidays per annum
  • Auto enrolment into the Company Pension Scheme on successful completion of probationary period


Dependant on experience and qualifications

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to David Owen. Email:

  • Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS
  • Royal Town Planning Institute - RTPI
  • iso9001
  • iso14001
  • abr

Thank you