Clerk of Works

Our client is looking for a Clerk of Works to join their busy Highways team based in Milton Keynes on an initial 6 month contract basis.

Inside IR35

Up to £40p/h doe

Duration- initial 6 months

Location- Milton Keynes

To ensure that effective client contractor relationships are maintained in order to meet the requirements in the contract for partnership working and continuous improvement in service delivery.

To monitor and record contractors work/performance and to ensure that work elements are constructed in accordance with the contract drawings and specification.

To identify site technical problems and prepare, evaluate and recommend options and costs together with relevant drawings and/or documentation to the Senior Engineer.

To prepare and present project information, briefs and reports both technical and non technical to a range of audiences.

To ensure compliance with Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, governance and legislative requirements.

To assist in the implementation of good health and safety practices in line with legislation, with an in depth practical knowledge of Construction, Design and Management regulations.

To provide ‘value engineering’ solutions to highway infrastructure projects during implementation stages.

To assist in developing, assessing and achieving performance measures at project/service specific level.

Scope

Responsible under direction of the Senior Engineer/Senior Engineer Highways for;

Assisting in the management, planning and supervision of highway infrastructure and maintenance schemes with the Term Service Contractor, sub contractors and external contractors.

To monitor site works for highway infrastructure schemes including bridge, drainage, street lighting maintenance and new build, to ensure that the quality of the work complies with the contract/approved drawings and the specification.

To monitor the performance of the Contractor on individual schemes and work programmes and to monitor and manage compliance with contractual conditions. To respond to and implement any contract, or to escalate issues to the Senior Engineer as required, to ensure on going performance, quality, programme and finance requirements are met.

To assist in and have an awareness of project finances and to understand the financial relationship with contractual requirements and compliance with MKC corporate procedures. To reasonably highlight any financial issues to the Senior Engineer as required.

To apply specialist technical knowledge in the field of highway engineering to advise, instruct, recommend and monitor the design and construction of highway projects. On occasion to use this specialist knowledge to produce reports and information briefs for use corporately and or in communication.

To assist in the monitoring of the contractual requirements of the Highways Infrastructure Term Service Contract in line with MKC Council objectives and the Contract Objectives.

Ad hoc management of agency support staff as required. Co-ordination with associated technical teams within Highways (Bridges, Street Lighting, Traffic Management) to programme and implement their planned works through the Term Service Contract.

To assist in budget monitoring through the Term Service Contract of approximately £10m per annum

The post holder is required to assist with the planning, management and monitoring of this budget through the supervision of contractors on site. Completion of measures and agreeing valuations.

Frequent Out of Hours working and routine daily construction site visits. The post requires flexibility in work location and will require working from site offices on a regular basis

Work Profile

Responsible for assisting with the planning, management, co-ordination and implementation of highway infrastructure and maintenance projects and programmes in line with allocated budget and corporate procedures.

Accountable day to day monitoring of contractor performance on site and maintaining quality standards in accordance with contractual conditions and Service requirements.

Accountable for day to day monitoring of Contractors in line with corporate objectives and contract requirements, including budgets, KPIs and partnering.

Responsible to assist the Senior Engineer with agreeing final accounts and any contractual claims resulting from the works in accordance with the contract conditions and the allocated budget.

Responsible to engage in and apply Quality Systems, processes and procedures in place to ensure that the contract and contractors can be managed effectively and efficiently.

Responsible to provide performance, progress and reporting data for use by senior managers to monitor the service area and the Term Service Contract.

Responsible for effective communication and engagement with key stakeholders, members of the public and external organisations.

Accountable for managing and monitoring Health and Safety Standards and ensuring compliance with related legislation, and with particular regard for safe construction practices, and safe implementation and maintenance of traffic management on the public highway..

Responsible to assist the Senior Engineer in accordance with the current CDM requirements for highway infrastructure schemes in consideration of the statutory requirements of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

Responsible for continuous improvement in contract supervision with regard to own role, to include development planning, training plans and the design and implementation of improved practices and procedures.

To assist the Senior Engineer with specification and material checks as specified and in accordance with the contract.

Senior Technical Lead

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Senior Technical Lead, you will be required to take a hands-on approach to manage the delivery of project output to ensure that solutions and the delivery process both satisfy the scope of works and provide value for money.

It is preferable to have data centre experience the role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, focusing on operational delivery but also providing consistent up front support on data centre tenders.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Design/Technical Manager role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Ideally a commercial build background with strong MEP skills
  • Experience working for a main contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware

Why apply?

  • Senior Technical Lead based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Office based role with site visits

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

Business Development Manager – Data Centres

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Business Development Manager, you will be responsible developing a network of contacts to attract new clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects, making sales projections and forecasting revenue, in line with projected income.

You will need to have data centre experience and connections to customers / consultants and supply chain. The role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, to win new business and be client facing.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Business Development role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Experience working for a main contractor or large sub-contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware
  • Happy to travel in and around South of UK

Why apply?

  • Business Development Manager based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Flexible office/site based

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

Multi Skilled electrician

Multi Skilled Electrician- Mobile – MK, NN, LU, and PE postcodes

The company

Join a National contractor with a full range of Clients and contracts nationwide.

Our client provides general Facilities Maintenance and Construction project work to the commercial sector as well as facilities maintenance services to the Public Sector and Private Sector at multiple sites. This role is a mobile position based around the Above Postcodes Area, working on a Commercial and Retail contracts.

This is a Multi site position where you have the potential to earn between £30 – 35k P/A Salary. Working on a Standard Shift Pattern; with the need for going on an oncall rota also, some nights maybe needed for additional out of hours works.

The position

Carry out PPM on the Electrical Engineering services as required by the schedule. While proactively pursuing and fixing faults as and when you identify them.

Support the sites M&E services, required on the PPM Schedule, while identifying potential defects that may occur.

Could this role be for you?

  • Electrical qualifications NVQ 3 or equivalent
  • 2391 / 2395 / 4338 Testing and Inspection (Preferred)
  • 17th edition as a minimum – Ideally 18th edition
  • Multi skilled – e.g. capable of working on AHU’s and HVAC units
  • BMS (desirable)
  • Legionella Experience
  • Driving licence required
  • Ability to obtain BPSS Clearance

Why apply?

  • £30-35k P/A
  • Further training provided
  • Government Contract
  • Leading FM contractor
  • On call rota
  • Standard days holiday + bank holidays

The consultant for this vacancy is Andrew Macey, Also available on phone: 01489 774 010 and email:

Mobile handyman x 2

Fabric Handy Man- Mobile – MK, NN, LU, and PE postcodes

The company

Join a National contractor with a full range of Clients and contracts nationwide.

Our client provides general Facilities Maintenance and Construction project work to the commercial sector as well as facilities maintenance services to the Public Sector and Private Sector at multiple sites. This role is a Mobile position based around the Above Post code area, working on a commercial and retail contracts.

This is a Mobile site position where you have the potential to earn between £26 -32k P/A Salary. Working on a Standard Shift Pattern; with the need for going on an oncall rota also, some nights maybe needed for additional out of hours works.

The position

Carry out PPM on the B&CE works involving, Primarily Carpentry, Plumbing, L8, Fire alarm testing and more. As required by the schedule. While proactively pursuing and fixing faults as and when you identify them.

Support the sites B&CE services, required on the PPM Schedule, while identifying potential defects that may occur.

Could this role be for you?

  • Fabric First fix
  • Small modifications
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Minor electrics
  • Painting
  • Happy to put hands to anything

Why apply?

  • £26-32k P/A
  • Further training provided
  • Commercial Contract
  • Leading FM contractor
  • On call rota
    • Standard days holiday + bank holidays

The consultant for this vacancy is Andrew Macey, Also available on phone: 01489 774 010 and email:

Senior Technical Lead

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Senior Technical Lead, you will be required to take a hands-on approach to manage the delivery of project output to ensure that solutions and the delivery process both satisfy the scope of works and provide value for money.

It is preferable to have data centre experience the role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, focusing on operational delivery but also providing consistent up front support on data centre tenders.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Design/Technical Manager role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Ideally a commercial build background with strong MEP skills
  • Experience working for a main contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware

Why apply?

  • Senior Technical Lead based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Office based role with site visits

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

Business Development Manager – Data Centres

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Business Development Manager, you will be responsible developing a network of contacts to attract new clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects, making sales projections and forecasting revenue, in line with projected income.

You will need to have data centre experience and connections to customers / consultants and supply chain. The role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, to win new business and be client facing.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Business Development role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Experience working for a main contractor or large sub-contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware
  • Happy to travel in and around South of UK

Why apply?

  • Business Development Manager based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Flexible office/site based

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

Senior Technical Lead

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Senior Technical Lead, you will be required to take a hands-on approach to manage the delivery of project output to ensure that solutions and the delivery process both satisfy the scope of works and provide value for money.

It is preferable to have data centre experience the role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, focusing on operational delivery but also providing consistent up front support on data centre tenders.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Design/Technical Manager role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Ideally a commercial build background with strong MEP skills
  • Experience working for a main contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware

Why apply?

  • Senior Technical Lead based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Office based role with site visits

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

Business Development Manager – Data Centres

The company

You will be joining an award winning, privately owned construction company based in Buckinghamshire who work on education, healthcare, leisure, commercial, warehouses, data centres up to £100m.

The position

As the Business Development Manager, you will be responsible developing a network of contacts to attract new clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects, making sales projections and forecasting revenue, in line with projected income.

You will need to have data centre experience and connections to customers / consultants and supply chain. The role will work closely with the strategics Project Director, to win new business and be client facing.

Projects are based in and around London and Home Counties (including South East of UK). Data centre, warehouse, steel frame experience is necessary.

Could this role be for you?

  • Ideally 7-8 years’ experience in a Business Development role
  • Experience working on data centres
  • Experience working for a main contractor or large sub-contractor
  • Ideally HNC or HND/degree qualified
  • Being commercially aware
  • Happy to travel in and around South of UK

Why apply?

  • Business Development Manager based role working for a main contractor in Buckinghamshire
  • Salary is dependent on experience + great package
  • Based in Buckinghamshire and surrounding area
  • Flexible office/site based

Please contact Lizzie Stein to discuss further.

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