As one of Europe’s leading privately owned Construction Cost and Property Consultants Wakemans has over a Century of experience in the industry.  Core professional services comprise of Project Management, Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying/Construction Cost Consultancy, Building Consultancy / Building Surveying and CDM Consultancy.


Wakemans can offer you secure employment in a forward looking company, which is prepared to share success with its employees by a policy of encouragement, recognition, promotion and reward.


We offer career training and development to all of our employees, giving you scope to develop and tailor your career according to your personal aptitude and areas of professional interest.


Principal Designer / CDM Advisor

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced CDM Consultant / Principal Designer / Health & Safety Advisor based at our Birmingham Headquarters.

The successful candidate must have experience of delivering CDM advice on all phases of a project from engagement to completion, engaging with Developers and Clients, the professional Design Team and Contractors during project delivery. Therefore you must have an in-depth understanding of the CDM process and be competent in advising on all relevant Health & Safety issues across the project.

You will work closely to assist our in-house team of construction and property professionals on a wide range of commercial developments across the UK.

You must have an accredited professional qualification appropriate to this role e.g.:

  • Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) or Fellow of IIRSM;
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS) working toward Certified Member of the Association for Project Safety (CMaPS);
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • CDM Management and experience at Client and Designer level;
  • Good working knowledge of the latest UK H&S / CDM legislation.

Apprentice Opportunities for A-Level Students

We currently have Apprentice / Trainee vacancies for A-Level / HNC students to pursue a career in Quantity Surveying whilst studying a degree and professional qualification on a day release basis Birmingham City University.

We can offer you the chance to:

  • Get paid whilst gaining your professional qualifications studying one day a week at Birmingham City University.
  • Your degree course will be fully funded and after 5 years part time study you will graduate with real work experience and no student loan.
  • Enter a profession which will reward you with diversity and job satisfaction.
  • Gain valuable job experience working within a dynamic and growing company.
  • Progress within the company as you gain confidence and ability.
  • Become part of a successful team delivering construction solutions on multi-million pound schemes throughout the UK.


You will be enrolled on to the Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship at Birmingham City University which will lead to the award of the BSc (Hons) Degree and to qualify for the course you will need to have: three A’ levels: grade C or equivalent or HNC / HND all Merits, you must have Maths and English at GCSE grade C minimum.

This placement is available to students who can meet the requirements above by September 2019 and who are focussed on working towards a professional career in Quantity Surveying and Project Management. The ideal candidate will show commitment and enthusiasm and have an aptitude for numeracy and technical subjects.  The Apprenticeship will be based at our Birmingham headquarters.

PLEASE NOTE: To record your interest in the Apprenticeship scheme please send us your CV, however we will not be interviewing for the Apprenticeships until July 2019.

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Thank you for your interest in our company.


Wakemans is an equal opportunities employer and will apply objective criteria to assess potential suitability for jobs. We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.


Selection criteria and procedures are reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.