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Senior Principal Designer - South East London

  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £60,000 - £80,000 + Hybrid Working + 25 Days Holiday
  • Ref 14374
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Senior Principal Designer Job in South East London

A Senior Principal Designer job is available in South East London. Leading a growing team of Principal Designers, for an AJ Top 100 Architectural Practice, working on exciting heritage and conservation projects. The role offers a salary of up £80,000 + 25 days holiday + Hybrid Working.

The Architectural practice was founded in the 1940’s and has grown to over 250 people across 11 UK offices. They have established themselves as an industry leader in planning advice, heritage consultancy, building surveying, conservation and contemporary architecture. Working with public bodies, charities, trusts, private companies, contractors, developers and individuals, they have been involved in the care and development of some of the best-loved buildings and in the UK and abroad. They are now looking to grow their Principal Design/CDM team with a Senior Principal Designer to manage and develop their existing team of 2.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Advise project design team members and clients on Health and Safety risk management matters in line with current UK and sometimes international CDM Regulations
  • Develop the role of CDM PD within the company
  • Review projects and designs prioritising CDM PD appointed projects and advising on any other projects to allow office-wide consistency on pre-construction Health and Safety matters and standards
  • Collate, organise, and assist the client in providing pre-construction information
  • Manage and coordinate the health and safety aspects during the pre-construction phase
  • Prepare and issue the health and safety file on completion
  • Assist with compiling and developing guidance material and management tools
  • Develop and give training to in-house design disciplines
  • Carry out research in to Health and Safety Standards (National and International) and good practice
  • Where necessary liaise with Enforcing Authorities
  • Critically appraise Design Risk Assessments submitted by project design team
  • Assist with the completion of Design Risk Assessments.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience and understanding of design and construction management and methodologies
  • Architecture or consultancy background
  • Proven skills in the delivery of CDM/H&S consultancy services
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or equivalent IOSH membership and Member of APS
  • Proven experience in leading a Principal Designer / CDM team
  • Preferably a Degree in either architecture, architecture technology, construction or engineering
  • Heritage project experience would be advantageous.

What you get back

  • Salary up to £80,000 (Negotiable)
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 30 days with service
  • Hybrid Working
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Optional healthcare cashback
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.


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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