Highways Clerk of Works – Environmental Services & Community Safety
Reference no: Haringey 98054
Pay Rate: £26.77 ph PAYE, noting that Ltd/Umbrella company rates may also apply[temporary, but potentially long term role, subject to extension by the client]
- Where this vacancy is based:
London N22 8
- What’s involved with this role:
The Clerk of Works (CoW) will monitor construction work that contractors carry out on behalf of the Client (London Borough of Haringey).
The main responsibility is to make sure that work is carried out to the client’s standards, specification and schedule. In most cases, the specifications are prepared by procured architects and/or the clients engineers. The CoW will ensure that the correct materials are used and workmanship is utilised; and that the client is given quality work and value for money.
The CoW will be site and office based; and will be required to undertake vigilant inspections of the large range of technical aspects of the work.
This will involve:
- becoming familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a reference when inspecting the work
- making visual inspections
- taking measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards
- being familiar with legal requirements and checking that the work complies with them
- having a working knowledge of health and safety legislation
- bring any shortfall observed to the attention of the Project Manager (PM)
- measuring completed sections of works that will inform the application of payment to the contractor
- compiling daily written and photographic records
- reporting all aspects of construction progress to the PM and project team on a daily basis
The CoW will not only be an inspector of the works, but also a superintendent. This means that they can advise the contractor about certain aspects of the work, particularly if something has gone wrong. They can also agree to minor changes subject to final approval from the PM. The CoW will liaise closely with the contractor’s staff. They must, however, maintain their independence, as they will be responsible for working in the best interests of the client. The CoW will keep detailed records of various aspects of the work, which they put together in regular reports for the design team and the client.
N.B. – If, when replying, you fail to quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. your application will be AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
- Giving yourself the best chance of success:
- Please make sure that your CV is up to date and explains any gaps in employment.
- Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” (see below) of the role, including any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
- TO AVOID BEING REJECTED your CV should clearly state that you are AVAILABLE TO START WORK IMMEDIATELY OR AT SHORT NOTICE.
- WE CANNOT USE INFORMATION IN COVERING LETTERS, SO YOUR CV MUST CONTAIN ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION
- We recommend that you consider sending us (see * below) a suitably ‘tailored’ CV for each role that you apply for, listing somewhere near the top of your CV any key skills, experience and qualifications that relate specifically to this vacancy.
- “Essentials” – The following requirements must be highlighted on your CV itself and NOT in a covering letter:
- UK working experience
- Availability to work – CV should state either immediate or at short notice
- NVQ/SVQ Site Inspection Level 3 or similar
- a relevant BTEC national award or Scottish Group Award (SGA)
- a relevant Advanced or further City and Guilds Certificate
- Minimum of 12 months recent Highways Clerk of Works experience, preferably within a similar role and ideally within a public sector organisation
- Have a wide understanding of the building industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal requirements
- Have an in-depth working knowledge of CDM and health and safety standards
- Be technically competent
- Be physically fit
- Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office packages
- Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
- Client: Public sector organisation
- Division(s)/Disciplines involved: Environmental Services & Community Safety / Housing & Planning
- Anticipated Length of Assignment: All of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis. This opening assignment is for 3 months.
- Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
- Pay Basis: All vacancies are advertised at Triumph’s in-house PAYE rates of pay. We do, however, encourage all of our temps to actively consider the advantages of working their assignments via one of our external payroll company partners. Such (“umbrella”) arrangements are also PAYE based, but under them, most temps find themselves significantly better off in cash terms. More of this should you be appointed to the role …
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