Principal designers manage risk prevention during the pre-construction phase of a project.
- Newly trained Principal Designers can earn in the region of £29,000 to £35,000
- Trained with experience, Principal Designers can earn in the region of £35,000 to £42,000
- Senior Principal Designers can earn in the region of £42,000 to £60,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility, and salaries and career options can improve with relevant chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
A degree in a relevant field may be one route to becoming a principal designer. Alternatively, combining work with part-time study towards industry-recognised qualifications, such as those delivered by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), offers another.
Once established in a building design or suitable construction role, specific training in CDM 2015 is essential for the role of principal designer.