Assistant CDM Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  00-02 years
Job number: 

Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.

Main Function of Job

We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant CDM Engineer to join our growing System Safety team . This position will suit an Engineer who wants to take their knowledge and practical understanding of both the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)  and System Safety Engineering one step further in a supporting role to a key Project within Systra’s portfolio.

The role will be fully supported by the Systra System Safety Team and training and mentoring shall be made available to help develop the successful candidate.


Main Duties

As an Assistant CDM Engineer you will be accountable for:

  • Working with Systra and Client Projects to ensure both support the System Safety team working within some key projects to ensure that CDM is applied both efficiently and compliantly.
  • Assist Systra Principal Designers in the execution of their duties whilst themselves learning the role
  • Undertaking regular monitoring and inspection of company projects to report on levels of compliance and identify lessons learned and opportunities for improvement
  • Provide support to the System Safety Team in the administration and facilitation of Hazard Identification, Hazard Review and Hazardous Operations Workshops
  • Work with the System Safety team to promote effective Design Risk Management throughout the company.
  • Working with the Systra Systems team to increase your understanding on the practical application of CDM in the design phase with special emphasis on design risk and hazard management, competence and procedural CDM applications
  • Provide assistance to the company with regards business development and continual improvement through collaboratively working with other disciplines to enhance Systra’s service delivery and processes.
  • Provide Advice and Management on issues involving CDM and hazard management as well as other regulatory requirements relating to Systra’s portfolio of works ( multi-sector construction).
  • Production of Key CDM related documents including Hazard Records, Pre-Construction Information management, and workshop reporting’s.
  • Assist the System Safety Team and provide advice on issues involving System Safety and participate in Safe by Design initiatives within the company


Knowledge and Skills

  • Have an general understanding in the application and management of CDM in a multi-disciplinary project environment and the willingness to take it further.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to work with and assist in the development of a growing Systems Team
  • Able to manage and plan your own workload effectively working both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Able to foster high levels of co-operation and co-ordination between project teams and individual members
  • Ideally membership of or working towards membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Ideally +2 years’ experience within the railway industry working within a design setting.
  • An understanding of engineering and operational design within the railway environment and considerable experience in the construction, operation and maintenance of a rail system. ( Desirable but will be introduced to the successful applicant where required)



SYSTRA Ltd and its employees subscribe to the six key Industry Safety Rules.


  • Commitment (Safety is the first consideration in everything we do, if it isn't safe, we don't do it)
  • Leadership (Safety begins at the top - we walk the talk and set a visible example)
  • Openness (Safety is openness - information is shared and investigation conclusions are open to all parties)
  • Reporting (Safety is knowledge - we report every incident and take immediate remedial action)
  • Responsibility (Safety is everyone's responsibility - we learn from mistakes and will not tolerate negligence)
  • Measurement (Safety needs a common measure - we shall use lost time, accidents and other appropriate measures)


Taking immediate action to deal with any threat to safety


The post holder is responsible for


  • Their own safety and the safety of all employees and contractors;
  • Be a role model for safety through strict compliance with safety requirements


Special Circumstances




  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices may be required


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.