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Clerk of Works job at Kyenjojo District Service Commission

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Job Description

A Clerk of Works, also known as a Site Inspector or Construction Inspector, plays a critical role in overseeing construction projects to ensure that work is carried out to the client's standards, specifications, and schedule. This role involves meticulous attention to detail, thorough knowledge of construction practices, and strong communication skills.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Project Supervision:

  • Oversee construction activities on-site to ensure compliance with design specifications and building regulations.

  • Monitor work quality and adherence to construction plans, specifications, and safety standards.


Inspection and Testing:

  • Conduct regular inspections of construction work, materials, and workmanship to ensure compliance with project specifications.

  • Verify that tests are performed on materials and structures as required, and review the results for quality assurance.


Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed records of construction progress, including daily logs, inspection reports, and site photographs.

  • Report any deviations from plans, specifications, or standards to the project manager or client.

  • Prepare and submit periodic progress reports to relevant stakeholders.


Coordination and Communication:

  • Coordinate with contractors, architects, engineers, and other project stakeholders to address issues and ensure smooth project execution.

  • Attend site meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and solutions.

  • Communicate findings and recommendations effectively to all parties involved.


Quality Control:

  • Ensure that all materials used on-site meet project specifications and standards.

  • Inspect and approve completed work sections before they are covered or progressed.

  • Identify and address any defects or issues promptly.


Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations on-site.

  • Monitor the implementation of safety measures and report any safety violations.

  • Ensure that all construction activities comply with relevant legal and regulatory requirements.


Problem-Solving:

  • Identify potential problems and propose practical solutions to prevent delays and ensure project quality.

  • Assist in resolving conflicts or disputes that arise during the construction process.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • A degree or diploma in construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or a related field.

  • Relevant certifications, such as membership in the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI), can be advantageous.


Experience:

  • Significant experience in construction, engineering, or a related field.

  • Previous experience in a supervisory or inspection role within the construction industry.


Technical Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations.

  • Familiarity with building codes, safety standards, and quality assurance practices.


Attention to Detail:

  • Strong attention to detail to identify and address issues in construction quality and compliance.

  • Ability to meticulously document and report on construction activities.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders.


Problem-Solving Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills.

  • Ability to identify problems and develop effective solutions.


Organizational Skills:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with contractors, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage conflicts and negotiate solutions.


Physical Stamina:

  • Ability to work on construction sites, including climbing, walking, and standing for extended periods.

  • Capacity to work in various weather conditions.


Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development to stay updated with industry trends and advancements.

  • Participation in relevant training programs and professional associations.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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