No, not necessarily. To work as a PD, you must be a designer:
- You might be an architect, consulting engineer, quantity surveyor or anyone who specifies and alters designs as part of their work
- You might also be a contractor/builder, commercial client, tradesperson or anyone who carries out design work, or arranges for or instructs people under your control to do so
You must have the right mix of skills, knowledge, experience and (if an organisation) organisational capability to allow you to carry out all of the functions and responsibilities of a PD for the project in hand, and be in control of the pre-construction phase.