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We are an expanding, forward-thinking and dynamic organisation who welcome applications from prospective candidates for positions in all our locations. Please forward your CV to us for review if you are seeking to advance your career in Quantity Surveying, Health & Safety Advisory or Planning & Programming.

UK Office – Health and Safety / CDM Consultant – Principal Designer

Job Type:      Full Time

Salary:           Negotiable

Location:       Office-based Ashford TN24; will be expected to travel for site-visits and on-site client meetings (car allowance and travel expenses included)

Job description

Reporting to the Safety Directors and working as part of a UK-wide team, this role will have a significant contribution to our client’s success by providing a motivated and committed approach to the provision of legally compliant H&S/ Principal Designer services.

This role  is suited to someone from either a consultancy background, or someone wanting to expand their experience into consultancy and broaden their skills in the construction H&S field.

An individual who has an excellent understanding of the CDM regulations and carrying out the role of Principal Designer would be beneficial. However, someone with a keen interest in the PD role and experience within a tier one health and safety advisory role would also be considered.

The position will involve working on a wide range of projects, including new build schemes, refurbishment, high rise residential, highways and infrastructure, local government schemes and both tier 1 and tier 3 contractors. Our key focus areas include commercial, education, health and residential, infrastructure, and MOD.

The successful candidate will receive full support, training and guidance from the Directors, to ensure personal and professional growth and success within the role and wider business.

Job Overview and Core Competencies

  • Complying with the responsibilities of the principal designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“CDM 2015”).
  • Informing and assisting clients in discharging their duties at each stage of the process under CDM 2015.
  • Visiting sites and carrying out an initial appraisal to establish existing hazards and site restrictions.
  • Attendance at design team meetings, workshops, and project progress meetings.
  • Setting up the design risk register and carrying out CDM design reviews / workshops with the design team to focus on the significant design, construction, and operation and maintenance risks.
  • Assist designers to design out risk and maintain design risk register.
  • Preparation of RIBA Stage CDM / Principal Designer reports.
  • 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.
  • Advising and assisting clients in the appointment of designers and contractors
  • Preparation and issue of the Pre Construction Information.
  • Submission of the F10 Notification to the HSE and review of Construction Phase Plans prior to works starting on site.
  • Carrying out site inspections during the construction phase to monitor compliance.
  • Collating and delivering the Health and Safety File at completion of the project.
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships.
  • Assisting with Business development and generating new principal designer work.
  • Undertaking site H&S inspections and report writing.
  • Discussing issues raised and proactively seeking solutions and advice to help our clients with compliance.
  • Assist with the writing of risk assessments and safe systems of work for clients.
  • Assist with client annual memberships to recognized SSIP schemes.
  • Help maintain internal compliance to health and safety requirements and embed a culture of safety first to the wider Costplan Group business.

A suitable candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2 – 3 years’ post-qualification experience in the construction industry, performing the Principal Designer and/or CDM Client Advisor role under CDM 2015.
  • Hold the NEBOSH General & Construction Certificate and be working towards the NCRQ / NEBOSH Diploma Level 6 (if preferable).
  • Be a Technical Member (or higher) of IOSH with proven CPD record.
  • A good understanding of Health and Safety Legislation and CDM 2015.
  • Ideally, design and consultancy experience.
  • On site H&S inspection experience advantageous
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the management and administration of activities pursuant to the CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Excellent oral, written and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to self-manage as well as working as part of an integrated team.
  • Accountable and responsible for professional conduct.
  • Proficient in the use of IT including Microsoft software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Hold a valid, clean driver’s license.

Australian Office – Senior Quantity Surveyor

We are seeking a Senior QS to join our team in Brisbane. In this role you will be working on a range of sectors and projects throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

Reporting to the Directors, you must have:

  • Minimum 5-10 years industry experience
  • Degree or equivalent experience in Quantity Surveying
  • MRICS or MAIQS accreditation
  • Excellent negotiation and client facing skills
  • Pre and post contract and cost management with limited Senior Management intervention
  • Advanced CostX knowledge
  • Excellent Measurement & Quantification skills in line with ANZSMM
  • Procurement and tendering experience
  • Experience taking ownership and responsibility of projects from start to finish

Salary will be competitive dependent on experience.

Please submit your CV by email to:
[email protected]

Australian Office – Internships

Our Brisbane office provides internship opportunities to construction students of Bond University. This is facilitated and arranged by Bond University and only available to its students. Please DO NOT contact Costplan Group directly regarding these internships.

Two of our previous interns, Rachel and Lucio, provide their insight on the experience.

CPG: Out of all the projects you worked on, which one was your favourite and why?
R & L: A stadium project in the Solomon Islands, as it was our first practical measurement on a real project. There were various trades which allowed us to become more familiar with some measurements that we have not practiced during our studies. It was also great to work on a football stadium when I love football!
CPG: What challenges did you face?
R & L: In the beginning we were shy to ask questions and faced some language challenges. However, we were soon able to ask questions without hesitation and everyone was helpful and patient, we really appreciated the time people took to explain things.
CPG: What did you learn the most about?
R & L: We learnt so much, ranging from hard skills such as measuring quantities for cost plans or BOQs, interpreting drawings and using CostX, to soft skills such as communication and working in a team. The most valuable thing we both learnt about is how important it is to work as a team.
CPG: Overall how would you describe your internship experience?
R & L: It has been invaluable, challenging, motivating and very worthwhile! Every aspect has been an important experience. We are very grateful to have this opportunity to work alongside such a friendly and professional team during our internship.

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