Sunday 11th November 2018

Clerk Of Works - Barking


Be First is a unique company which prides itself on having the business acumen of the private sector, the ethos of the public sector and the vitality of the voluntary sector. Barking and Dagenham is London’s fastest developing borough and Be First, the Council’s pioneering urban regeneration company, provides a fantastic environment for talented regeneration professionals to thrive.

Be First is spearheading the drive to maximise the borough’s potential and deliver 50,000 homes over the next 20 years. At this exciting time for the borough, Greenacre Recruitment are working in partnership with Be First to recruit a number of key positions. We are looking for Construction Project Managers, Assistant Construction Managers, Assistant Quantity Surveyors, Apprenticeship Construction Managers, Clerk of Works and administrators with expertise in new build construction (housing and education), capital works delivery (housing, education, built environment). Be First to seize the opportunity!

Clerk of Works (New Build Development)

This post acts as one of the pivotal Clerk of Works within the Regeneration Projects Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for Be First’s effective quality control, technical advice and ensure compliance with all construction related matters, whilst maintaining excellent customer care.

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all new build work is undertaken to the appropriate standard and agreed specification, ensuring that the correct materials and workmanship is used and that the end product is of both high quality and value for money.
  • Notifying divergences to and maintaining dialogue with the contractor, Assistant Project Manager and Construction Project Manager.
  • Undertake regular site inspections at key stages of the build and produce monthly Site Inspector’s Reports whilst ensuring high quality of work and value for money is provided, highlighting any quality issues (including quality of work or materials) identified and take appropriate action.
  • Represent Be First in regard to snagging, de-snagging, handover and end of defects inspection visits.
  • Provide technical advice at the design stage including the review of contract specifications and proposed scheme drawings; Identify and recommend any changes to specifications, materials or products that may be required to meet legislative requirements or to improve quality and/or longevity of the work being carried out; Undertake defects management during the standard 12-month contractual defects period including monitoring, completion and signing-off works, overseeing call reporting and referrals, resolving disputed or unresolved works (including visiting residents and liaising with Employers Agents/Developers where necessary and feeding back trends to the Development Team)
  • Assist with the resolution of latent defects and progress claims during the relevant warranty period including claims progressed under warranties (or similar), scheme specific collateral warranties and other product warranties (where appropriate) as deemed necessary
  • Attend pre-construction design meetings and other pre-construction meeting as required.
  • Ensure that the contractors comply with Health and Safety Legislation, Policies, Procedures, Risk Assessments and Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Investigate and respond to relevant Customer Feedback, enquiries and complaints in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Ensure delivery of an effective and efficient value for money service and embrace continuous improvement activities.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities relevant to this post, as directed by your line manager.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours to attend stakeholder engagement sessions in relation to portfolio of work
  • Candidate Criteria: City and Guilds/NVQ (advanced/level 3) in appropriate recognised trade or HND or equivalent in a building maintenance discipline
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, Building Control and other related warranties
  • Excellent knowledge of construction related Health and Safety
  • A proven track record in defects resolution and customer care Up to date knowledge of construction methods and legislation through demonstrated Continual Professional Development Project management experience

Desirable candidate criteria: Membership of relevant professional body (ICW, CIOB, RICS)

Company Benefits: Flexible working arrangements. 35hr week, 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm Matched Pension contribution, up to 10% Up to 30 days holiday per annum Casual car user allowance (31p mileage claim back) (use of car to site/business)

Please complete your application by sending your CV to [email protected] if you have any queries please contact Greenacre using the email address attached to the role

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Greenacre Recruitment Limited who are operating as an employment business. Greenacre Recruitment Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

  • Location Barking, East London
  • Salary £39,994 p.a.
  • Contact Name Becky George
  • Contact Details 01462 429 750/ [email protected]
  • Job Type Permanent

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