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  • Job reference: RMS0123948

Clerk of Works

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: St. Neots
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/04/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/04/13)
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The Company:
The client is a leader within the Automation and Control Systems field with operations in 100 countries worldwide. They specialise in providing integrated solutions to the Transmission and Distribution and Oil & Gas industry with projects offshore and overseas.

The Role:
Clerks of works monitor construction works on behalf of the employer under a building contract. Their main responsibility is to make sure that work is carried out to the client's standards, specification and schedule.

Clerks of Works make sure that the correct materials and workmanship are used and that the client is given quality work and value for money. Clerks of Works need to be vigilant in their inspections of a large range of technical aspects of the work. This involves:
• 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 and bring any shortfalls observed to the attention of the person(s) concerned.

Clerks of Works are not only inspectors but also superintendents. 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. They cannot, though, give advice that could be interpreted as an instruction, particularly if this would lead to additional expense.

They keep detailed records of various aspects of the work, which they put together in regular reports for the Contract Administrator. Records include details of:
• Progress and any delays;
• The number and type of workers employed;
• Weather conditions;
• Visitors to the site;
• Drawings received;
• Deliveries;
• Instructions;
• Details of any significant events including any serious deficiencies in health or safety performance observed while on site.

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