Clerk of Works (Building) (Temporary)

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Ref no: DGA02097
Closes: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Published: Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Location: Lochside Education Centre,Lochside Road
Salary: £22,995 - £24,777 per year
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Category: Town Planning
Sub-category: Town Planning


Clerk of Works (Building) (7/05240) (Temporary)

Dalbeattie and Dumfries

£22,995 - £24,777


The Authority is embarking on an ambitious schools capital build programme with three separate contracts scheduled for Dumfries and a further contract in Dalbeattie that recently started on site.


The build programme is being delivered through the Hub framework and the Authority is working in partnership with HubSW. HubSW is a public / private partnership formed in November 2012 to deliver projects and services to public sector participants across Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Lanarkshire. As a long term partner of the Authority, HubSW is designed to work collaboratively with the public sector delivering efficiencies in procurement while being flexible enough to meet changing public sector requirements. An additional key objective of the Hub framework is to deliver local economic development through employment of local people and development of local companies. HubSW has a number of initiatives in place to ensure that local communities benefit from local investment.


Working in partnership with HubSW, the Authority’s schools capital build programme will deliver the following:


At Dalbeattie, a new build campus on a greenfield site shall replace the existing high school and primary school. The Principal Contractor is Graham Construction. The works are programmed over an 18 month period.    

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St Joseph’s College will be refurbished, re-modelled and extended. The entire school will be decanted to temporary modular accommodation during the build. The Principal Contractor is Graham Construction. The works are programmed over a two years period.        


The Learning Hub is a new build in Dumfries town centre. The Principal Contractor is Graham Construction. The works are programmed over an eighteen months period.        


The Council is seeking to recruit a full-time Clerk of Works to cover all the four sites to closely monitor the quality of materials and workmanship. The post shall be temporary for a period of eighteen months. The commission shall run from January/February 2017 and complete in June/July 2018. It is anticipated the Clerk of Works shall spend four days working in Dumfries and one day working in Dalbeattie in the course of a week. This may vary from time to time dependent on site activities.  


Applicants must have a recognised qualification in building construction. They must have a sound knowledge of building and construction works, processes, trades and techniques; they must also have a sound knowledge of legislation and regulations governing building and property and of health & safety regulations relating to buildings and to construction work.


Applicants must have significant experience in construction, previous experience of new build and refurbishment works and previous experience as a foreman or charge-hand on construction projects.


Applicants will also have previous experience as a Clerk of Works on larger scale building projects, and be a member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate.

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