Job Title: Principal Designer
Location: Oxford
Category: Health and Safety
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Reference #: RG1710

Job Description

Principal Designer
Location: Oxford
Salary: £Competitive

Due to continued growth, we require a competent and experienced Principal Designer within our Health & Safety/CDM group to undertake the roles of Health and Safety Consultant and CDM Advisor on construction projects based primarily in the Home Counties. The position will be will be based at our idyllic headquarters offices with over 200 staff in the grounds of Blenheim Park– Oxford.

The successful candidate will be a confident communicator at all levels and will be able to build and maintain successful Client relationships. They will also be IT proficient with excellent presentation and time management skills.

The role will include:
•Undertaking the role of principle designer
•Responsibility for managing your own projects
•Providing CDM advice and support to Client Teams, advising clearly of their CDM Duties and assisting with development of CDM strategy for projects
•Attending and co-ordinating Design & Project Meetings as required throughout projects
•Visiting project sites prior to construction to carry out initial risk appraisals and during construction to review arrangements (as required)
•Preparing, co-ordinating and distributing relevant pre-construction Health & Safety Information to other design & project team members, using company format where required
•Issuing F10 notifications
•Reviewing Construction Phase Plans, demolition & lifting plans etc
•Undertaking site H&S reviews and producing reports for Clients
•Collation and production of Health & Safety Files

This is a full time position, therefore candidates should be able to provide the following to support any application:
•Demonstrate some practical experience in providing CDM services
•Hold at least Technical Membership with IOSH and be working towards Graduate / Chartered status
•Membership with the APS would be beneficial
•NEBOSH Construction or General Certificate is essential. NVQ 5 H&S or NEBOSH Diploma is preferred
•Have a very good understanding of risk management and hazard identification
•Have a thorough understanding of the design and construction process
•Excellent organisation, communication and time management skills to match Client and Company expectations

At Ridge we invest heavily in our biggest assets........our people. And as you will find out from day one in your Ridge career, you will be handsomely rewarded:

• 25 days holiday
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance
• Pension: Standard 6% Ridge Contribution
• Highly competitive salary

About Us
Ridge is an award winning, UK top 20 multi-discipline property and construction consultancy with over 600 people. Core disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Architecture, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Expert Witness & Advisory Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental and Town & Country Planning. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset management, modern procurement, planned maintenance programmes, innovative strategies and holistic delivery planning.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets from affordable housing to Formula One which is the essence of our strength in the depth and diverse range of our activity. All services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2015 for quality, ISO14001 environmental and ISO18001 Health & Safety. Ridge has been successfully operating since 1946 and now employs over 600 people in 11 offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries worldwide.

Closing Date: 13th October 2019

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.