Syntech Recruitment Limited Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Mar 25, 2017Permanent
Birmingham 37k + bens London 40k + bens Clerk of Works/Site Manager, residential projects. Must be client facing, and articulate. "Member of the Institute of the Clerk of Works" would be very advantageous. If you are a Clerk of Works/Site Manager who wants a career that plays to your strengths, keep reading. Join my clients Birmingham team and you will discover a culture focused on helping you flourish as a professional, not on squeezing you into a corporate box. In this role, you will responsible for delivering pre-contract and post-contract Clerk of Works services within their Residential team. You will be supporting managers on commercially led program management, construction management and site supervision. Successful candidates will be presented with a great opportunity for career progression whilst at the same time being exposed to cross sector experience. Your Day-to-Day: * To act as a Quality Inspector on site for and on behalf of my client, using best endeavours at all times, being professional and of smart appearance. * To fully comprehend the detailed requirements of all drawings and specifications. * To visit on a daily basis properties as directed by the Contracts Manager. * Check that the works are being carried out in accordance with the drawings and specification. * Monitor quality of materials and workmanship. * Liaise with all contractors, and resolve swiftly technical queries, problems, etc. that may arise. * Carry out spot checks on installations. * Regularly check the "Comments Book" in each contractors set up, and take the appropriate action. * Ensure all the site is regularly left clean and tidy by the contractor. * Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation including PPE equipment. * Try to anticipate and foresee difficulties on site and advise the Contracts Manager in good time so that the necessary instructions can be issued. * Take photos of works where necessary to record good practice, condition, events or deviations from the drawings and specification in order to evaluate the contractors' on site performance. * Provide a progress and inspection report (with photos) on a weekly basis. * Ensure a paper audit trail for all VO's through to the Contract Administrator/QS. * Attend when necessary contractors meetings held with the Contracts Manager. * Ensure that all correspondence is filed in accordance with our clients QA procedures. * Support the Contracts Manager to ensure that all handover documentation (e.g. electrical, gas certificates) is in place before completion. * Notify the Contracts Manager in good time so that the issue of Practical Completion Certificates can be implemented. * To take complete ownership of the snagging and back snagging process prior to handover. * At the end of the defects period inspect properties, prepare a schedule of making good works for notification to the Contractor. Ensure all works are completed satisfactorily so that a Certificate of Making Good Defects can be issued. What You have to Offer: * Ability to work using own initiative. * To be tenacious * Ability to relate to residents. * Ability to negotiate a compromise rather than confrontation. * Attention to detail. * Team player * Sound knowledge of construction * Experience of site meetings * Site inspection and writing reports * Experience in mechanical and electrical installations * Membership of Institute of Quality Inspector and Construction Inspectorate. * Experience and track record in successfully supporting the delivery of residential projects in the volume house-builder, affordable housing and local authority sectors. * Client facing skills * Good working knowledge of IT e.g. outlook, word, excel, taking digital photos and including in reports. Knowledge of software trends in this area e.g. i-snag would be beneficial. * Sound knowledge of building regulations * Sound knowledgeable of residential and affordable sector standards The client offers a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important. They offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition they offer phenomenal benefits.