Associate Heath & Safety Consultant Principal Designer

Full Time - Europe, United Kingdom, Birmingham

This entry was posted on August 23, 2019.

Overview of Role:

Due to our growing and diverse portfolio an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health & Safety Consultant/ Principal Designer to join us, covering primarily the Midlands area, but with an expectation to work anywhere within the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established team of consultants who pride themselves on providing outstanding Health and Safety guidance and advice, to a range of clients within both the public and private sectors from SME’s to large blue chip corporate clients.

We provide a wide range of H&S services to our clients including the following:

  • Principal Designer
  • Principal Designer Advisor
  • Independent Client Advisor
  • Fire Safety Services
  • Health and Safety Consultancy

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Partner responsible for Health and Safety Services, duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Assist/Manage a team of health and safety professionals
  • Provide Support to the Partner
  • Assist in the completion of PQQ/tender documents
  • Provide quality assurance & compliance support to the clients
  • Visit sites and work alongside Principal Contractors and their Site Managers
  • Conducting audits to include both general H&S compliance and topic specific audits.
  • Achieve robust and positive safety practices
  • Investigate incidents as and when required and report the findings
  • Provide H&S advice, guidance, training and support across the client base
  • Advising and instructing clients in the use of their health and safety management system and other relevant procedures
  • Liaising with Enforcing Authorities on behalf of clients when required
  • Advising clients on matters of Health & Safety standards and best practice affecting their business
  • Develop the Health and Safety Service and assist in providing management financial reporting.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be from a Consultancy background and committed to delivering high levels of customer service excellence with good commercial acumen.


  • A Chartered Member of IOSH (Chartered CMIOSH or FIIRSM)
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS) working toward Certified Member of the Association for Project Safety (CMaPS)
  • Worked with Consultancies Practices
  • Minimum 5 years H&S – CDM Management and experience at Client and Designer level
  • Construction Experience and working as a H&S Consultant and Principal Designer (PD)
  • Able to manage a variety of challenging diverse projects with minimal supervision
  • A good working knowledge of UK H&S/CDM15 legislation.
  • To under-take a variety of projects within the UK and be prepared to travel throughout the UK
  • Be prepared to overnight stay in hotel accommodation when required
  • Ability to influence clients and contractors towards best industry practices


  • Degree level education in a construction related subject
  • Training qualification particularly delivering IOSH e.g. Managing Safely etc and / or APS e.g. CDM, PD etc. and / or CITB courses e.g. SMSTS, SSSTS, H&S Awareness etc
  • H&S management system auditing with OHSAS 18001 Auditor/Lead auditor status desirable NVQ Assessor up to Level 5/6
  • Experience in carrying out Fire Safety Audits/Fire Safety Risk Assessments (BAFE)
  • Attained P402-P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings and worked with Clients/Principal Contractors in managing asbestos removal projects
  • Experience of working on fast track national roll-out commissions

RLB is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, “race” (includes nationality, national / ethnic origins, colour) marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief.

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