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Job Information

AECOM Principal Health & Safety Consultant in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Our Manchester office are looking for a Principal Health & Safety Consultant, to manage and direct projects, be the main Client Contact, prepare bids and proposals and assist with the management of the H&S Services Team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Managing the role of Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations

  • Providing Health & Safety consultancy services to clients

  • Preparation of fee proposals – attendance at Risk Committee and required client presentations/assessments

  • Review and agreement of fee proposals prepared by other staff

  • Executing and completing projects

  • Providing point of contact for client(s)

  • Project Manager on ePM

  • Ensuring projects are technically correct

  • Ensuring QA and Health and Safety Responsibilities are discharged

  • Management of the overall team – review of projects, sold time, GM, NM etc

  • Line management of staff at various levels

Knowledge Required

  • Prepare fee proposals, review terms of engagement and associated risks

  • Present to Clients and all levels of staff including executives

  • Able to undertake project reviews

    • Knowledge of the design process
    • Expert knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Sound understanding of financial management and systems

Minimum Requirements

Skills required

  • Communicating effectively across all levels of an organisation

  • Team working and relating to others

  • Managing people and leading a team

  • Expert knowledge of the role of Principal Designer

  • Expert knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

  • Experience in the production of Health and Safety related documents

  • Knowledge of other construction processes

  • Familiarity with MS Office

Personal qualities

  • A self-motivated individual, with a strong commitment to improving Health & Safety in the workplace

  • Able to work effectively within a team environment and meet or exceed client expectations

  • Sufficiently authoritative to be regarded as an expert by peers and senior managers within an organisation

  • Adaptable and can modify the approach to work to suit the needs of the client or project

  • Able to negotiate and influence with third parties

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Considers the needs of the audience and adapts communication appropriately

  • Seeks to build effective relationships within teams, across the organisation and externally. Understands the perspective of others and takes this into account in developing relationships. Seeks to manage conflict and is self-aware.

  • Takes ownership for delivering promises made, and will demonstrate personal commitment to achieving business results. Maintains effective work behaviour in the face of setbacks, change or pressure.

  • Able to deploy plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic and effective in meeting personal, project and business goals.

  • Uses analysis of relevant information and own judgement to make informed and sound decisions.

  • Aware of the commercial environment of AECOM, the financial aspects of projects and their contribution to the success of the organisation.

  • Understands the need to provide quality services and seeks to evaluate these against agreed standards. Able to demonstrate how they have developed their own skills to support this.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree qualified

  • Experience in design/construction

  • Experience in Health & Safety

  • NEBOSH General Certificate / Construction Certificate

  • Membership of Association for Project Safety


  • NEBOSH Diploma (not essential)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213173BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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Meet the career of your dreams. Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? We can help you turn knowledge gained through your education into limitless career potential.

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