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Clerk of work jobs involve improving existing buildings and facilities. You could be working on highways, railways, housing, social housing, construction, offices or public buildings. Projects vary depending on the size and scale of the project and where you are working. There are many different clerk of works jobs from M&E to electrical to specialist highways clerk of works. A typical job description, qualifications and salary are detailed below:
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Clerk of Works Job Description
- To be familiar with project contract documents & Health & Safety legislation.
- To check setting out dimensions.
- To supervise on site tests and keep records.
- To carry out on site inspections.
- To monitor the progress of building operations.
- To compile on site records of activities, conditions & resources.
- To compile project diaries.
- To report problems and queries to the Architect, to undertake a trouble shooting role including the investigation of defects and the organisation and direction of remedial works.
- To issue site directions to the contractor as required
- To assist the Quantity Surveyor in the recording of measurements.
- To attend and contribute to design team and site meetings.
- To prepare schedule of outstanding work/schedules of defects
- To monitor day works.
- To market CofW/QI services
- To carry out such other duties related to building operations as may be required from time to time.
- Ensure that the project is completed to clients standards, specifications and schedule
What qualifications do I need to be a clerk of works?
There are no specific qualifications for clerk of works jobs however a degree in engineering or an NVQ (more information can be found at the Institute of Clerk of Works) can help. Some jobs will require you to have an ICOW or HND qualification. Knowledge of JCT 98 D&B form of contract is usually desirable as is specific knowledge in your area e.g. building regulations, health and safety requirements, planning controls, footway and carriageway construction, working with live traffic, construction, maintenance and electrical methods. Membership of the Institute of Clerks of Works of Great Britain (ICWGB) can also be an advantage when applying for jobs.
- For a junior clerk of works salaries can start from £16,000 up to £24,000 more senior and specialist clerk of works can earn anything in excess of £28,00
- Salaries tend to be higher in London
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