Senior Principal Designer

Currie & Brown Group Limited
Abu Dhabi
AED 600,000 - 800,000
Job description

Currie & Brown is currently looking for a construction health and safety professional to undertake the role of principal designer/CDM2015 independent client advisor within our project team. The candidate will be located in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices. The successful candidate will ensure project compliance with health and safety legislation, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our recognised reputation as preferred service provider.


  • Certified or Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (CMaPS/IMaPS)
  • Previous experience as a CDM co-ordinator/principal designer (as defined under the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015)
  • A recognised professional qualification in construction health and safety, such as a NEBOSH diploma or NEBOSH Construction Certificate would be an advantage although not essential.
  • Experience in delivering CDM/principal designer services to private and public sector clients on a mixture of projects
  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible
  • Ability to self-organise and self-motivate
  • Full driving licence

We will consider applications from practitioners who are working towards the requirements listed for the role, our Bristol office health and safety team offers training and development opportunities for high-calibre candidates who may not meet all the requirements outlined above.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

  • Complying with the responsibilities of the principal designer under the CDM Regulations 2015
  • Informing and assisting clients in discharging their duties at each stage of the process under the CDM Regulations 2015
  • Establishing a record of principles and decisions taken in relation to health and safety in feasibility studies
  • Receiving strategic briefs and advising on the development of the project brief
  • Visiting sites and carrying out an initial appraisal to establish existing hazards and site restrictions
  • Advising and assisting clients in the appointment of designers and contractors
  • Reviewing implications of procurement methods in respect of CDM regulations
  • Carrying out design reviews with team members and co-ordinating health and safety matters
  • Ensuring that designers have established safe methods for construction of unusual or complex designs and making this available as part of the pre-construction information
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationship
  • Generating new principal designer work

Competitive package of employee benefits including pension, private healthcare, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional days, £400 a year towards gym/healthy living membership and much more.

About Us

Currie & Brown is one of the world’s leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the management and utilisation of their physical assets, and is differentiated by innovation, expertise and experience.

With principal offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Shanghai, we operate in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, India and the Middle East.