CDM Health & Safety Consultant

Job title: CDM Health & Safety Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Thetford, England
Salary: £30 - £40 per hour
Reference: BH-125560
Contact Name: Ellie Charlwood
Phone Number: +441619424011
Job Published: 27 days ago

Job Description

A very attractive position has arisen for a driven and pragmatic EHS engineer at a worldwide healthcare company within easy commute of Cambridge and Norwich.

Working in the pharmaceutical industry this role will primarily focus on supporting capital projects within the manufacturing/engineering sector.

This role is offered on a contract basis and is in scope of IR35

You will work alongside a team of project engineers/managers while reporting to the senior project manager.

Projects will be varied and will include new machines/equipment, building works, pipe work and electrical installations.


  • Lead Health, Safety and Environmental activities across all of the capital investment projects on site.
  • Manage CDM 2015 activities and act as the principal designer and contractor on behalf of the company. This will include preparing pre-construction info, risk registers, H&S design reviews and supporting construction phase plan preparation.
  • Review RAMS in a timely manner before work commences
  • The candidate will conduct onsite audits to ensure contractors are in compliance with H&S law and their approved RAMS.
  • Work with the site EHS Manager to ensure projects are handed over suitably.
  • Comply with all corporate policies and external regulations
  • Support EHS project planning from design through to construction and commissioning.
  • Induct and supervise contractors (with project engineering in parallel)
  • Provide technical EHS leadership to the project team
  • Be flexible in your approach and working hours (supervising contractors on occasions at weekends in lieu of project management support will be required).
  • Drive improvements to our contractor management and PTW documentation


Who we are looking for:

An experience EHS professional that can lead and mature the 2015 CDM management within the site. Someone that can develop cultural change for EHS compliance and be very much a team player. This is by no means a consultation role; we need someone with a hands-on approach.


  • CDM principal designer training
  • NEBOSH NGC & construction certificate mandatory, Diploma preferred
  • Environmental qualifications, IEMA or NEBOSH
  • For contractor management a recognised training course such as ‘Site Management Safety Training’ CITB (SMSTS) or similar
  • Holds fire safety accreditation preferred
  •  In depth knowledge of machinery regulations

  • Strong knowledge in EHS management within the construction industry
  • Environmental understanding regarding permitting requirements, planning and waste legislation but not limited too. 
  • Ideally from an engineering background (i.e. construction / mechanical / structural)
  • Familiar with manufacturing environments (pharma / FMCG)

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