Clerk of works

27 Apr 2017
25 May 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of the role is delivering the implementation of Large Scale Strategic developer funded highway schemes (including new estate roads), ensuing that any works are design and constricted to the highest standards in accordance with the strategies and policies of the County Council. The implementation of the schemes requires an attention to detail and careful management of the associated traffic management and public interaction to minimise the impact on the existing network whilst the scheme is constructed and ensure that the longevity of the scheme is maximised.


Reporting to the Senior Clerk of Works.
The role involves undertaking site based quality inspection relative to new road construction and alterations to the existing highway maintainable at public expense in order to validate its compliance with the approved drawings/specification, best practice and programme. Responsibility for ensuring all materials used meet our testing requirements.
To prepare and assist in the management and monitoring of works programmes or services.
To provide timely and accurate advice to County Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.
To produce weekly detailed reports and identify remedials and non-compliance to drawings as works proceed.
The checking of all Traffic Management layouts providing expert advice on construction methods to minimise impact on the network in liaison with the NRSWA Team.
Monitor works for compliance with approved drawings/specification and are constructed in accordance with the Development Construction Manual, Design Manual of Roads and Bridges, NRSWA 1991 and TMA 2004 requirements. Inspections to vary according to complexity of scheme. Ensure all setting out is correct and that works are of a high standard.
Ensure that works meet the standard required in the relevant specification which will include obtaining samples of materials so that they can be tested and analysed. All work should meet the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and other construction/H&S related law.
To observe the contractor’s operational compliance with Health and Safety legislation and to bring to their immediate attention all noted instances of non-compliance.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

HNC, or equivalent high level qualification, or experience in highways.
Evidence of continuous professional development.
Experience of dealing with members of the public.
Demonstrable awareness of environmental aspects and waste management.
Proven experience in the effective inspection of the construction of a wide range of highway schemes. In particular, conversant in the use of different materials and construction methods.
Membership of the Institute of Clerk of Works.
Knowledge of the NEC contract.
Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation as it affects works on the highway including Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 and Chapter 8.
Construction Skills Certification Scheme Yellow ‘Regular Visitors’ card holder as a minimum.
NRSWA accreditation Supervisor Certificate.
Proven competence in Confined Spaces entry procedures with escape sets.
Proven competence in working in the vicinity of DNO/IDNO equipment (including G39/1).
Knowledge of Highway Authority and Local Government policies, practices and procedures in relation to highways maintenance.
Good IT skills encompassing the use of remote data capture device and inspection recording systems and Auto CAD.
Experience of dealing with contractors, Members and the public and Cabinet Members.

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