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Clerk of Works (Mechanical) (43108-029)

University of Warwick

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th February 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: 1793592

36.5 hours per week (100% FTE)

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with a mission to establish itself as a world leader in research and education. The University’s Estates department plays a vital role in helping to achieve this goal by managing and growing the University’s land and property portfolio.

We are seeking to appoint Clerks of Works to oversee site construction works at the University. Applications are invited from Mechanical experienced candidates.

The role will involve supervising the use of correct materials and quality through site inspections and testing, monitoring and/or obtaining approvals from the appropriate authorities, monitoring progress and performance against the project plan, and advising contractors on working methods and details.

In making this appointment the Head of the Capital Programme Team is seeking an experienced site based supervisor who, among other qualities, can demonstrate:

  • Significant experience of construction implementation, probably as trades supervisor and manager in a site based or consultancy environment.
  • Competency in the use of construction contracts and their administration, and also in construction technology, building design and specification.
  • Good all-round knowledge of the construction process, probably underpinned with expertise in a discipline specialism, and knowledge and experience of construction legislation, including Health & Safety, as client, designer and principal contractor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to explain complex information to multiple stakeholders, and to form strong working relationships with colleagues across the University.

In this busy and varied role you will be involved in interesting and challenging capital projects, the current approved value of which is approximately £174.2 million. You will be responsible for supervising the quality of a number major capital projects, major maintenance, and infrastructure improvement projects at one time. You will play a key role in ensuring these projects, which may be in excess of £20 million, are completed efficiently and result in quality of work and value for money for the University.

This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career with a dynamic and innovative organisation, and to contribute to the overall customer and student experience at the University. Visit for a detailed position description.

Enquiries in the strictest confidence can be directed to Graham Steer, Programme Manager, on 02476 151012 or by emailing

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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