Major international multidisciplinary practice

About us

BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers, and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light, and acoustic installations.

We are placemakers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery, and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.

Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios creates design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions, and communities they serve.

As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large-scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and competent CDM Principal Designer with design background to join our fast-growing CDM/Principal Designer team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person with drive, enthusiasm and a good knowledge of design and construction to join a global award winning multi-disciplinary practice.

You will provide CDM/PD support and advice to BDP multi-disciplinary design teams and Clients during the design and pre-construction stages of a wide range of projects to ensure their compliance with their statutory duties under CDM Regulations 2015.

You will collaborate with other design disciplines plan, manage and co-ordinate health and safety during the pre-construction stage. Share CDM knowledge across all professions, develop and deliver CDM training programmes, workshops and CPD events for designers within the London studio and across other BDP UK studios.

About you

You will be able to work concurrently on a portfolio of projects using excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate a collaborative team-working style and ability to meet tight deadlines.

Ideally you will hold a NEBOSH General Certificate /Construction qualification and Design/ construction qualification and experience. You must be a member of IOSH and APS.

The ideal candidate will have:

Extensive experience gained within a similar position, demonstrating strong construction background, design knowledge and familiarity with construction health and safety.
a thorough working knowledge and experience of the CDM 2015 Regulations; other health & safety regulations and a good knowledge of design and construction related activities and designers’ duties gained from broad experience across a range of industry sectors.
the experience and expertise to compile and review significant hazard and risk registers, design risk management and PCI Info pack and able to work effectively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds.
strong communication (both written and verbal) skills and an interpersonal style that enables you to excel in a direct client facing role.
the drive and ambition needed to develop the business, alongside loyalty and a willingness to actively contribute to the growth of the team
ability to compile and write reports
you will be proficient in MS Office.
Please note that the successful candidate will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check (BPSS) and will be required to undergo various checks including Identity, Right to Work; 3 years Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

BDP offers

In return, BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal and career development, an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary*, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance and contribution towards professional subscriptions.  BDP also operates a profit share scheme, provides season ticket loans and a wide range of other benefits.

To apply

To apply for the role please click on the ‘Apply’ button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements for the above job description. Your application will then be passed onto our recruiting directors for review. If successful, you will be notified by our system inviting you in for an interview.

*Please state your salary expectations as part of your application.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing, and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. BDP also operates a hybrid working policy.

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