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Clerk of Works

Location: Kent

I am seeking an experienced Clerk of Works to work on a permanent basis for an established chartered surveyors and construction consultants based in South East London

The role will be working predominantly on housing projects.


Pre-project preparations:

Study the contract drawings and schedules, and information produced by consultants and specialists

Study the programme for issue of further information

Study bills of quantities and/or specifications

Study the Health and Safety Plan for the project

Study relevant British Standards and Approved Codes of Conduct

Establish lines of communication with the project Employer's Agent, Quantity Surveyor, architect, the contractor's site supervisory/project manager

Clarify with the Employer's Agent the standards to be met under the contract

If requested, advise on materials, construction details, samples etc.

Assemble the record documents supplied for use on site and clarify how they are expected to be used

Make arrangements for obtaining weather information

Other duties should include but not be limited to:

Carrying out weekly inspections of the works on site

Comparing completed works with drawings and specifications to ensure they are consistent or that variations have been through correct approvals processes

Check that works proceed according to the programme

Resolving issues as to the interpretation of agreed drawings and specifications

Measuring and sampling building materials to ensure they meet all quality standards

Identifying defects, providing options for correcting then and facilitating and keeping record of any negotiations and contract variations subsequently required

Monitoring and reporting on progress to client, Employer's Agent and construction managers

Keep a diary of events, a register of drawings and file of instruction received, with relevant observations

Monitor the application of specified techniques

Check day works record sheets and record any wastage

Attend site meetings/record the delays and reasons

Liaising with other construction staff, such as contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, surveyors and local Building Control Officers

Take the photographs regularly and systematically, ensuring they are date-endorsed and countersigned