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Clerk of Works

  • Job reference: JAMC576
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels)
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Job description: A local authority based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is looking for a Clerk of Works to join their New Build and refurbishment teams. This is a temporary (6 months+), ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full professional CoW/Construction/Surveying qualification, experience in a CoW role and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The successful candidate will support the Housing new build development programme and property acquisitions by carrying out the following roles and duties for alterations and refurbishments projects/works;

Interpreting and developing briefs, scope of works and project requirements from, client officers, project sponsors, and external organisations.
Identifying and recommending the need to appoint specialist and consultants.
Diagnosing general and structural defects and repair solutions.
Preparing feasibility studies.
Preparing outline specifications and schedule of works during the design process and drawings including detailed specifications for tendering, for alteration and refurbishment projects.
Site inspections and surveys and reporting on findings. Identify building defects and provide solutions and recommendations for repair, preparing estimates as required.
Investigate selection of appropriate materials and methods of construction.
Preparing documentation and inviting quotations.
Project management.
Contractor management
Project procurement. This will include selection of contractors and management to the tendering / quotation process.
Making building regulations applications.
Contract administration of projects, issuing certificates as required under the contract, issuing variation orders, certifying contract payments and final accounts.
Site inspections and monitoring contractor performance and quality ensuring that the works are carried out in accordance with the contract documentation.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this role and as such are offering around £20 p/hr Umbrella Ltd for the duration of this position (around £520 p/week after deductions). If this sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to