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Clerk of Works

  • Job reference: JAMC589
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in Wiltshire is looking for a Highways Clerk of Works to oversee the construction and/or completion of a number of more recent and historic development estates within the Borough.

The Clerk of Works will assist and support our current Clerk of Works in monitoring Section 38 & Section 278 works.
The development works are varied and provide an interesting work load from small to larger scale developments.

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (max). No weekend working is required as part of this role.
Start: 0730 - 0930 Finish: 1630 - 1730 A min 30 min lunch break must be taken daily
A flexible working pattern is possible and the candidate must be willing to work at differing times due to changing demands and works activity.

Key Accountabilities;

Oversee and when required, direct the construction of new roads, cycle-ways and footpaths, ensuring compliance with current design criteria and in accordance with the Borough Council's agreed standards.
Inspect and recommend for adoption as highway maintainable at public expense, newly constructed highway infrastructure, inclusive of structures, drainage, street signs, landscaping and street lighting. To take responsibility for the identification of non-conformity during construction and instigate and monitor remedial work.
Liaise with engineers and development managers to agree site driven design amendments and ensure that these are documented and recorded.
Produce and maintain accurate records showing site visits, inspections, directives and matters arising.
Instigate and organise intrusive and non-intrusive testing of materials and workmanship post construction and where necessary, direct remedial action.

Supplementary Accountabilities;

Prepare and present reports relevant to the work of the post.
Identify the need for and convene site and office based meetings between developers, contractors and Council officers.
From time to time meet with affected residents or Ward Councillors to understand their complaints regarding incomplete site works and to provide reassurance that any complaints will be taken seriously and acted upon until resolved.

Knowledge & Experience Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this;

Substantial experience of site works and Highway construction
Current highway design standards and national specifications
Specification for Highway Works (SHW)
Design Manual for Roads & Bridges (DMRB)
Manual for Streets (MfS2)
Current construction health and safety legislation relating to highway works and construction (CDM Regs)
Use and interpretation of drawings and specifications
Behaviour and use of materials
Understanding the behaviour and environmental factors of local ground conditions, including brownfield sites and where there may be contaminated land
The candidate shall hold a valid NRSWA Supervisor Accreditation and be able to assess Traffic Signs Manual: Chapter 8 Parts 1 & 2 proposals.
Good knowledge of The Highways Act 1980, Traffic Management Act 2014, as amended and New Roads & Street Works Act 1991

Qualifications;

Ideally educated to ONC/HNC/HND standard or equivalent compensatory experience in Highway Design and/or supervision

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this role and as such is offering up to £25 p/hr Umbrella Ltd for the duration of this position (approx. £620 p/wk after deductions), so if this sounds of interest please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service care Construction on 01772 208967.