CDM Consultant / Principal Designer with CDM Scotland Ltd


Location: Ayr
£18,000 per annum
Full-time, permanent
March 2017 start
Closing date: 2 March 2017, noon

The Company

A Client focused consultancy offering Construction (Design and Management) CDM, Safety Consultancy and Asbestos Management Services, coupled with Accredited Safety Training covering both construction related and CDM specific. 

Established in 1995, we are an independent, standalone company which allows us to undertake our role on our Client’s behalf without any conflict of interest, thereby ensuring that THEIR interests are our primary concern.

Please see website for more about the company.


The Role

A permanent position has become available at our head office in Ayr for a Graduate Principal Designer /CDM Consultant. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious person with drive and enthusiasm to undertake the Principal Designer role as required by the CDM Regulations 2015.

You will:
• Provide support and advice to multi-disciplinary design teams and clients during the design and pre-construction stages of a wide range of projects to ensure their compliance with their statutory duties under CDM 2015.
• Be involved in defining the standards of the Principal Designer processes and procedures
• Ensure compliance with CDM 2015 for projects from inception to completion.
• Undertake CDM reviews, Audits and give CDM advice
• Review contract terms and conditions, scopes of service and responsibility matrices for projects
• Collaborate with the Technical Director to co-ordinate health and safety and CDM knowledge.
• You will prepare, or assist in the preparation of the Pre-Construction Information for issue to the project team and make comments on receipt of the Contractor’s Health and Safety Plan.
• Any other tasks as required by the business.

CDM Scotland are able to offer a competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate.



The candidate will ideally be educated to degree level with a background in Architecture, Construction or Engineering. You will have strong people skills to enable you to work effectively with colleagues/suppliers and build strong relationships. You will be IT literate, highly organised and a great team player. The graduate should be able to demonstrate practical competence, flexibility, commitment and problem solving capabilities.

A NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate qualification is desirable, but not essential as further training will be given.



Closing date for applications is 2 March 2017, noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.