Senior Health & Safety / Principal Designer

Full Time - Europe, United Kingdom, Bristol

This entry was posted on February 12, 2020.

Overview of Role:

Due to our growing and diverse portfolio, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Health & Safety / Principal Designer to join us.

This is an excellent 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 Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) to large blue-chip corporate clients.

We provide a wide range of consultancy Health and Safety services to our clients including:

  • CDM Services – Principal Designer, Principal Designer Advisor and Independent Client Advisor.
  • Health & Safety Auditing.
  • Fire Risk Assessments.
  • We are looking to further expand our health and safety offering into areas such as training and corporate advice.

Please note that this vacancy is based from our Bristol office, the successful candidate must be flexible and willing to travel and stay away from home if required. They must also hold a full UK Driving Licence.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Partner responsible for Health and Safety, the successful candidate will be required to:

  • Act as Principal Designer or Principal Designer Advisor on small to large scale projects.
  • Act as an Independent Client Advisor –
    • Conducting audits to include both general health and safety compliance and topic specific audits.
    • Advising and instructing clients on project team capability, management arrangements and other relevant procedures.
  • Undertake accident or other special investigations to assist the client as required.
  • Provide health and safety advice, guidance, training and support across the client base.
  • Assist in the completion of Pre-Qualification Questionaries’ (PQQ) / tender documents.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be committed to delivering high levels of customer service excellence with good commercial awareness.


  • Proven experience providing client-side Health and Safety services within the construction or property industry.
  • Good experience working under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), carrying out roles such as Principal Designer, CDM Consultant, and the previous CDM Coordinator role.
  • Wide ranging sector experience and working knowledge of large scale / complex projects.
  • Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH).
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate.
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS).
  • APS accredited Principal Designer training.
  • Excellent IT and communication skills.


  • Professional training qualification.
  • Chartered CIOB or RICS.
  • Health and safety management system auditing with OHSAS 18001 Auditor / Lead auditor.
  • Qualified Fire Risk Assessor – IFE or IFSM.
  • Rail, highways and infrastructure sector experience.

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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