Clerk of Works
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Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced Clerk of Works to provide a professional service to the Property Group projects and refurbishments team, with excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels. This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your career at a critical time for UKAEA and work within a fascinating industry.
You will have substantial knowledge and industry experience of working on large new construction projects, with a focus on health and safety monitoring. You will hold a NEBOSH certificate or possess equal alternative experience/qualifications, and will have the ability to write technical reports. A background in new build construction inspection and quality control is key, as is a relevant construction related qualification.
The main key areas of responsibility will include:
- Making regular visits to the projects on site, attend daily site meetings and advise the Contract Project Manager (CPM) of difficulties being encountered or likely to be encountered.
- Making recommendations about any aspect of the works including quality which does not conform with the plans, specifications or schedules of works.
- Monitoring work on site in accordance with the Contractors Method Statements and the Construction Health and Safety Plan, highlighting any breaches with the CPM for any further action.
- Maintaining and issuing weekly reports on activity carried out by contractors, including quality issues, resource numbers and safety observations.
- Attending pre-contract meetings and ensure that all contract documents and drawings on individual projects for discrepancies.
- Monitoring that progress is maintained according to the construction programme and advise on any likely cause for delay to the CPM.
You may be required to work long hours at specific points during the construction process.
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Substantial experience as Clerk of Works/Supervisor/Trade Foreman, on new and occupied sites.
- Demonstrable knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory requirements including CDM Regulations, Asbestos Regulations, Scaffolding Regulations, and Planning and Building Regulations and related compliance requirements.
- Knowledge of the NEC form of contract and NEBOSH General Certificate.
- A relevant technical qualification in construction related subject and membership of an appropriate institute eg. Institute of Clerk of Work or equivalent verifiable work-based experience and training.
- Ability to undertake site visits and access all parts of building sites including the use of ladders.
- Ability to write clear reports and a good attention to detail.
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Ability to use inspection reporting software such as Field View.
- Knowledge and experience of construction related Common Data Environments.
What we offer
- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, with the support of our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10 minute walk from Culham Railway Station.
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.