Clerk of Works

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Clerk of Works

  • Contract
  • Buckinghamshire

    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.


    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.

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