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Principal Designer - Central London

  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £35,000 - £60,000 + Bonus + Healthcare
  • Ref 14620
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Principal Designer Job in Central London

Principal Designer job in Central London, for a multidisciplinary consultancy. Our client is a reputable and growing consultancy specialising in residential and affordable housing projects in London and the South. Due to increasing projects they now need a Principal Designer to join their Principal Designer/Design Management team, reporting to the Associate Director. They are happy to consider both an Assistant Principal Designer and Principal Designer and the role can be based out of their Central London office or Sevenoaks office. Offering a salary of £35,000 – £60,000 + Discretionary Bonus + Travel + 24 days holiday+ BH + Healthcare.

The consultancy offers a multitude of services including project management, building surveying, cost consultancy, design management and fire safety. Specialising in residential (new build and remedial) and affordable housing, major regeneration, new build and remedial projects for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Private Developers. Made up of 100 employees and 4 offices, they are continuing to grow with a strong pipeline of work across London, Southeast and Midlands and the South West.

Role & Responsibilities

  • The Principal Designer will carry out duties in accordance with CDM regulations 2015
  • Working with Housing Association and Local Authority clients
  • Deliver all Principal Designer services directly for clients on residential property,
    including high rise
  • Identifying and managing design related risks
  • Obtain and collate the pre-construction Information Pack
  • Communicating effectively with contractors, designers, attend design team meetings and risk workshops
  • Review and monitor designers’ compliance
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the pre-construction phase of projects
  • Ensuring designers comply with CDM
  • Providing information to contractors to manage health and safety throughout construction phase
  • Undertake interim Health & Safety inspections and review site records
  • Review Contractor’s Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan
  • Update/review and delivery of Health & Safety File to the client.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years’ experience as a Principal Designer
  • Understanding and knowledge of the CDM Regulations
  • TechIOSH / APS membership (minimum)
  • Excellent understanding of Health & Safety within the construction industry and on-site experience
  • Professional qualification in design, building surveying or building services is desirable
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is preferred.

What you get back

  • Salary £35,000 – £60,000
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Travel expenses
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Support with professional subscriptions.


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Principal Designer Job in London – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 14620) #LI-KA1

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