Principal Designer & CDM Advisor - Monaghans

Key Info

Trebbi Business:

Flexible - either from one of our offices or work remotely

Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications. Range £35,000 - £55,000

Job Type:
Full time, permanent. 37.5 hour working week; Monday to Friday. Flexibility in this role is critical to the success of supporting the team

Monaghans provide dynamic multi-disciplinary building consultancy services, delivering quality professional expertise and advice to clients across a diverse range of business sectors, throughout the UK and Europe.

An opportunity exists for a construction-oriented Health and Safety professional to join us, working on projects in the Commercial, Residential and Retail sectors.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree qualified with relevant and demonstrable experience within the construction industry. CDM qualifications and/or memberships are essential.
  • Proven track record within construction Health and Safety.

Key responsibilities:

Working as part of the Health & Safety Consultancy Team within the Property Department, the successful candidate will experience a great opportunity to join an expanding business where progression and reward is driven by successful delivery.

  • Day to day delivery of CDM advisory services across a variety of projects and sectors.
  • The role involves some travel in the UK to undertake site inspections and H&S Audits, including Fire Risk Assessments.
  • Preparing site constraint reports and collation of pre-construction information.
  • Preparation and review of key CDM documents.
  • Upward reporting to meet client expectations.
  • Utilise CDM and H&S knowledge to ensure compliance.
  • Assist those appointed to carry out the duties of Client and Principal Designer to develop the Project Specific Works Information and Pre-Construction Information and confirm it is provided to the Principal Contractor.
  • Working with the project teams during Development to ensure appropriate strategies are in place to effectively manage the co-ordination of ongoing design work during construction.

Desired Person Specification:

  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or Construction certificate, or working towards, desirable.
  • IOSH Membership desirable (minimum ‘Associate’ level)
  • Full driving license and your own vehicle
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders.
  • Keen to further yourself professionally (CPD)
  • Experience in the construction sector – particularly retail, leisure, or commercial sectors.
  • Delivery of work outputs within set time frames.
  • Commitment, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic.
  • Team player capable of a flexible approach.
  • Energetic and self-motivated.
  • Strong IT capabilities including working experience of Microsoft Office.

Our Values:

  • People

We seek to attract, engage, inspire and grow outstanding people

  • Innovation

We challenge the status quo to provoke fresh thinking and transformation

  • Collaboration

We drive dynamic partnerships sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise

  • Integrity

We always act in a professional manner to the highest possible standards

  • Teamwork

We encourage positive communication and cooperation to achieve success


  • Paid birthday leave in addition to annual holiday allowance
  • Paid volunteering day
  • Lifelong learning – we contribute up to £100 per year towards your personal learning/training goals (we’ve had employees use this for gym memberships, sports lessons, motorcycle training, language classes etc)
  • Death in service 4x salary
  • Group Income Protection (Permanent Health Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which includes dietary advice, wellbeing initiatives, family matters and counselling support for you and your immediate family 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We hold social events every 6 months
  • Company activity days (such as golfing – all abilities welcome!)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Career development opportunities

How to apply?

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to quoting ‘REF: 2023.05.CDMA’.

Monaghans is an equal opportunities employer. Please note that to be appointed to this role candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK.