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AECOM Principal Designer SH&E / Client CDM Advisor in Manchester Area, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

We are looking for a Principal Designer to join our award-winning Environment, Water & Energy SH&E Team. We are national team, and this position can be based at any of our main office locations throughout the UK, although preference would be Manchester, Birmingham, London, or Bristol with a hybrid working approach.

A Principal Designer within our Environment, Energy & Water (EWE) SH&E Team , is expected to establish positive engagement, providing support, and sharing of CDM knowledge through engagements with our employees, managers, and leaders of EWE. Always promoting best practice and supporting our safety culture.

Working with our teams and clients to deliver Principal Designer and Client CDM Advisor services within the Environment, Water and Energy sectors, from conception through to project delivery, often completing multiple CDM cycles through the lifetime of the project.

Role requirements within above scope:

  • Be a Safety Champion - Be a visible champion for health (including wellbeing), safety and environment, promoting continuous improvement and innovation, to promote and build a mature safety culture in line with AECOM policies, procedures, and SH&E approach.

  • Be Proactive – EWE’s Principal Designer and overarching SH&E approach is based on proactive interaction and delivery. Our Principal Designers lead the pre-construction phase, drives risk reduction, communication, cooperation, coordinates the transition from design through to the construction phase and health and safety file production, adding value to our projects and for our clients.

  • Deliver Excellence – Drive quality and value add, in every task, undertaking and deliverable within the role scope. Continually improve our approach, our processes, and our outcomes.

  • Provide CDM, Support, Advice & Guidance – Provide competent CDM advice to the team and our clients to ensure our statutory duties and those of our clients are executed effectively.

  • Management Systems Implementation – Promote procedures and processes requirements across your operational reach to encourage compliance and support our safety culture.

  • Wellbeing – Support employees wellbeing through AECOM initiatives, engagement, check-ins and take appropriate action to safeguard health.

  • Mentor and Support Junior Staff – When working with junior Principal Designers and project delivery staff, provide mentoring, advice, and support.

  • Monthly Reviews and Reports – Contribute to the review of monthly safety and health data, acting where appropriate and formulating SH&E Reports.

  • SH&E Promotion - Assist in the implementation of AECOM behavioural, safety and health campaigns, monitoring outcomes and reporting on the program effectiveness.

Being part of the team;

You will be joining a long-established, high-performing team in the delivery of the full range of consultancy services to strategic clients nationwide. You’ll be a key member of the SH&E Team, working with your peers to drive growth and delivery objectives in the provision of Health and Safety services, with a particular focus of Principal Design.

The role reports into the EWE SH&E Director, UK&I, you will support the develop of our existing Principal Designer resource and work within an environment which supports career progression.

Areas of immediate focus surround renewables, national energy infrastructure, water infrastructure, remediation, and ground investigation supporting UK government regional investment zones. You’ll work collaboratively with colleagues across to achieve this.

Here’s what we will need from you;

  • Design / engineering degree and professional membership.

  • Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety.

  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, or similar health and safety qualification.

  • Experience at Principal Designer level on projects within Environment, Water or Energy

  • Experience in delivering the Client CDM Advisor role

  • Experience in reviewing the design risk management outputs from internal and external design teams to ensure they apply the principles of prevention and are compliant with the CDM.

  • Experience in working with project teams and the client in the development and delivery of project Pre-Construction Information and Health and Safety Files.

  • Skilled in project management with the capability to oversee and guide

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (


Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10104927

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Safety, Health & Environment

Work Location Model: Hybrid