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Clerk of Works

  • Location:

    London, Greater London

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:

    Contract & Interim

  • Salary:

    £225 - £250 per day

  • Job ref:

    JN -042022-76803_1651055066

  • Published:

    27 April 2022

  • Duration:

    6-12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    26 June 2022

  • Start date:


Cobalt are working with a large NHS Trust in London to recruit an interim Clerk of Works, paying £225-£250 per day LTD rate (inside IR35, via umbrella company) depending on experience. This will be an initial 6-12 month contract, with a view to extend.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking inspections of building works in progress across both capital and minor works that are procured using various forms of construction contract management principles.

You will be the 'eyes and ears' for the Estates and Capital teams. You will be undertaking regular site visits and inspections of works being undertaken and updating the senior managers, project / contract leads on regular basis.

You will be liaising with and undertaking:

  • Building contractors

  • Suppliers

  • Architects

  • Principle designer CDM

  • Be involved with the Health & Safety plan

  • Undertake Health & Safety compliance checks

  • M&E Consultants

  • Reading and interpreting drawings,

  • Issuing daily, weekly or monthly site reports

  • Researching technical data

  • Working as part of an existing team

  • Be able to use the Microsoft Office software, including Project and AutoCAD

  • Prepare specific reports as directed

  • Monitoring and reporting Project progress

  • Monitoring quality and verifying compliance contractual drawings and specifications

  • Checking warranty standards and employers requirements

  • Identifying any discrepancies

  • Providing photographic evidence of progress, standards and defects

  • Undertake snagging

  • End of defect inspections

  • Witness commissioning

  • Arrange training sessions for the maintenance department on new and specialist equipment installed

You will have/be able to:

  • Professional qualification in Multi-disciplinary Construction and Membership of ICoW, CIOB, RICS (or similar).

  • Broad and significant experience of construction processes for capital works.

  • Carry out regular inspections of ongoing construction, ensuring contractors are working in compliance with specification, design information, agreed programme, contractual obligation and legislation.

  • Assist the Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor to manage contracts and maintain contractual and fiscal control to completion of the project.

  • Effective communication skills to deal with key stakeholders and NHS staff across the Trust.

  • Analyse complex construction and engineering problems rapidly and respond quickly through integration of commercial acumen and technical knowledge.

  • Previous site-based experience of design and installation criteria for building engineering services.

  • Ensure that the Health & Safety on the construction sites are adhered to.

  • On completion of all projects, manage and coordinate the training of the in-house estates and FM teams to ensure safe use and operation of all systems and equipment.

If this is something of interest or you would like to have a more detailed conversation about the position, please apply for the role or contact Connor Humpage on 020 7478 2554 / 07714230479.