CDM Adviser & Principal Designer – Reading Office

Harris Project Management (HPM)(established 2001) are the sister company to The Harris Partnership Limited and are a specialist firm of project managers, quantity surveyors and CDM consultants providing services and advice under the CDM regulations.

HPM work closely with in-house architects and designers on construction/ refurbishment/ fit out projects maintaining good communication with project design teams to embed effective health & safety risk management from an early design stage through to building use and occupation.

The role will involve:

  • Attending pre-construction and construction phase design team meetings
  • Producing PD meeting reports and audit reports
  • Chairing hazard review workshops with designers
  • Principal Designer duties under CDM Regulations including:
    • Working with designers to identify and eliminate hazards
    • Producing and distributing Pre-Construction Information
    • Reviewing Construction Phase Plans
    • Producing Health and Safety Files
  • Visiting construction sites and carrying out CDM site audits
  • Mentoring and supporting others in the team to improve understanding of the CDM regulations

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualities / qualifications:


  • Commitment to providing an excellent service on a wide range of construction projects, in particular the food retail sector
  • Experience as a Designer (e.g. architectural assistant/ architectural technician)/ Principal Designer) or CDM Adviser
  • Ability to read and understand drawings
  • Knowledge and experience of the Building Regulations and CDM Regulations
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Capability of working on their own initiative within HPM quality management system structure and using standard templates
  • A smart and professional demeanour
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills

Desirable but not essential

  • APS member
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Design related degree or similar


Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s to Terry Jones at terryjones@harrispartnership.com or telephone 01924 291800.

If candidates are invited to attend an interview this may be held remotely on Microsoft Teams.

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