About The Role

About this opportunity 

Health & Safety professional responsible for advising a client on health & safety issues relating to a large construction projects, from project initiation to completion.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting business unit directors in delivering business objectives;
  • Monitoring and working with the Principal Designer appointed to complete the project;
  • Attending regular meetings with the design team, client, principal designer and principal contractor;
  • Providing health and safety advice, support and assistance to the project team
  • Positively engaging with our client and developing, growing and maintaining our relationship;
  • Delivering a high quality service which ensures that services meet our client’s requirement;
  • Managing the client’s health safety obligations on the project to deliver a high quality service;
  • Ensuring effective delivery of the Principal Designer role on behalf of internal teams
  • Advising and assisting the client with their duties under the CDM regulations and other construction related health and safety standards, regulations and legislations;
  • Assisting with the coordination of health and safety aspects of design work;
  • Cooperating with others involved with the project;
  • Facilitating good communication between the client, designers and contractors;
  • Liaising with the project design team regarding pre construction design work and risk mitigation
  • Liaising with the principal contractor regarding ongoing design work;
  • Mentoring and coaching employees so that they realise their full potential;
  • Preparing bids for services;
  • Advising directors promptly of any issues that have arisen, or will arise, on projects; in particular those that might impact on Gleeds professional indemnity (PI) insurance;

As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:

  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career
  • 25 days holiday plus option to purchase additional days through the holiday purchase scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our global travel scholarship programme
  • Flexible working arrangements

About You

Who we’re looking for:

The role will be permanently based within our corporate offices with occasional site / client visits as appropriate. The successful candidate must be someone who can work independently, or as part of a large multi-disciplined team. The role can include working on high profile singular projects, or multiple smaller rollout frameworks.

Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills

  • Sound construction related health and safety management experience post Tech IOSH qualification;
  • Experience of delivering services on a live construction site;
  • Cohesive knowledge of construction methods and materials;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of construction related health and safety management;
  • Thorough understanding of health and safety legislation relating to construction;
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written;
  • Methodical way of thinking and approach to work;
  • Good problem solving, negotiating skills, financial and numeracy management skills;
  • Ability to prepare first class bids for services;
  • Competent ICT skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and lead teams.


  • NEBOSH Construction and General Certificates/Tech IOSH minimum (will be considered with right amount of experience and other qualifications)
  • NEBOSH Diploma/CMIOSH preferred.
  • Design background / experience preferred
  • APS Principal Designer qualification preferred

About Us

Joining us

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities, whilst living and breathing our three core values:

  • We’re committed to our clients and our people
  • We’re creative and realistic
  • We combine professionalism with personality

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender.

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.

Gleeds is a Great Place to Work certified employer.

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