HSE in Design Professional (CDM Advisor)

Location: Birmingham, England
Category: Health and Safety
Job ID: BI 000GUQ

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.  With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. 
In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity

The Health, Safety & Environment/Wellbeing Design Professional plays a proactive, visible and diligent role during all aspects of Engineering & Design work to ensure that the teams are meeting the intent of HSE in Design Best Practice, local work instructions, and legislative requirements.  You should be safety conscious of the design and set the tone and culture for design HSE on projects, as well as challenging the norm and encouraging innovation across the design process to make designs even safer through the lifecycle of the project. You will be comfortable seeking to eliminate and mitigate hazards which arise during construction, use, operation and maintenance, future renovation and eventual demolition of the facility, plant or infrastructure. 


The role relies on HSE in Design Professional having appropriate experience and knowledge of engineering design, construction and health and safety to be able to undertake numerous tasks such as advising the team on HSE in Design requirements and local H&S legislation with respect to design. You will be able to ensure a Risk Register is created and maintained where all of the hazards identified by the designers and the HSE Design Professional will be recorded, and the design decisions and mitigation measures identified for each hazard will be recorded. You will also be expected to contribute to input/organisation of HSE in design reviews and reparing HSE Workshop Reports and Design Gateway Statements.

There will also be a requirement to undertake site visits where required to understand specific site issues, as well as undertaking additional tasks as required for local H&S legislation.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential Qualifications / Competencies

  • CMIOSH, ICE H&S Register, RMaPS or similar
  • Relevant experience in one of more of the following; Utilities, Mechanical and Electrical, Heavy civil engineering / earthworks, Highways and related infrastructure, Power Networks        
  • Proven capability to influence designer and contractors and client stakeholders
  • Confidence and credibility in own expertise
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills – team player


  • Major Construction / Engineering project experience in the UK
  • Experience in working with Behavioural Safety Initiatives
  • Chartered Engineer (civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, building, building services)

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
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