Clerk of Works

  • Company:
    Capital Health Careers
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    21 hours ago
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The Clerk of Works will oversee delivery of the construction project works in accordance with the CCDHB’s requirements. This will involve monitoring the work of contractors and subcontractors, liaising with, and providing information to the assigned Project Manager, ensuring that work is carried out to the required standards, and making sure that plans and specifications are being followed correctly. The Clerk of Works will review the quality of works on site taking into consideration workmanship, building in accordance with the design/ specification, overseeing the commissioning, handover over to facilities management and monitoring Defects Liability Period and associated warranty provisions.


  • Liaise with the Contractor’s supervisory personnel to ensure a full, current and accurate understanding of the delivery programme, and construction method/activities in progress.
  • Attend and contribute to design team and site meetings
  • Agree joint quality control procedures with the constructor/contractor in accordance with CCDHB’s Requirements and audit such procedures and records to ensure that quality control inspections are effective and efficient
  • Identify work to be done and, subject to the prior approval of the Project Manager, issue site directions to the Contractor
  • Undertake a trouble-shooting role, in consultation with the Project Manager, regarding defects and the organisation and direction of remedial works
  • Maintain a critical but constructive relationship with the contractor’s supervisory staff
  • Carry out duties to meet Health and Safety regulations, including CDM regulations on site and to monitor and instruct contractors/constructors on HS&E Practices
  • Continuously monitor work on site in accordance with the Contractors Method Statements and the Construction Health and Safety Plan, and endeavour to ensure the safety of all persons affected by the works. Promptly report breaches to contractors and consultants in written form
  • Carry out regular site visits to:
  • Ensure that materials, construction standards and site practices are satisfactory
  • Checks for component clashes, including seismic compliance to NZS4219
  • Highlighting potential specification design issues for comments before they affect construction and programme
  • Monitoring construction progress and quality of work.
  • Where approval samples are available, compare work carried out against samples and ensure that it’s consistent with the original
  • Compose records of the works; index and file all drawings and correspondence
  • Liaise with visiting inspectors (e.g. Wellington/ Porirua City Council representatives, etc.)
  • Supervise on site tests and keeping records
  • Compiling on site records , site diaries and monitor sub-contractor attendance and day works
  • Inspect finished work, prepare schedules of, and supervise remedial works and provide certification of standards of work. Schedule snagging items and defects at practical completion and at the end of the defects liability period
  • Review and accept the as-builts and O&Ms. Work with the Document Management team to ensure all documentation is filed correctly.
  • Skills & Experience

  • This role is best suited to someone with a trade or other practical engineering background.
  • A relevant technical qualification in construction, building services, or civil engineering related subject is desirable
  • Previous experience in the health care sector will considered favourably.
  • 10 plus years of verifiable multi-disciplinary work based experience and training.
  • Knowledge of Building, Premises, Health & Safety and Fire legislation.