Clerk of Works Jobs

Clerk of works jobs monitor the work of companies that carry out construction contracts for their employer or client. They make sure that work is carried out to the client's standards, specification and schedule. That includes making sure that the right materials are used and that the work is good quality and value for money.

Clerk of works jobs are either on site all the time or make regular visits. They inspect a large range of technical aspects of the work. This involves becoming familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, making visual inspections, taking measurements and samples on site and checking that the work meets legal requirements.  Clerk of works jobs keep detailed records of various aspects of the work and report regularly to the architect or planner and the client.

Clerk of Works jobs are based in site offices, but spend most of their time outdoors in all weather conditions.   Clerk of works jobs salaries range from around £20,000 a year for a new entrant to over £35,000 a year for some senior clerks of works jobs.

A clerk of works should have a wide understanding of the building industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal requirements;  be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors.

Employers include local authorities, health authorities, government departments, large industrial and retail companies, architectural practices and consultancy firms. There are no set qualifications for entry to clerk of works jobs but relevant experience is essential. It is usual to become a clerk of works after some years' experience at craft or technician level in construction or civil engineering.

Entrants may work towards NVQs/SVQs in Site Inspection at Levels 3 and 4. Clerk of works jobs may also work towards different levels of membership of the Institute of Clerks of Works.  Progression is possible to site management or other management roles in construction.

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