Quality Controller - Clerk of Works

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    Housing, Surveying & Construction Management

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    £45.8k per year

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    Jen Radcliffe

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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Job Title: Clerk of Works - Quality Controller

Location: Homebased with travel throughout the North Midlands and central England

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary:Up to £40,000 (plus car allowance £5,800)

About the role

Reporting to the Lead Construction Delivery Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Familiarising with relevant drawings, specifications and standard guides
  • Making visual inspections of projects onsite
  • Having a knowledge of relevant building regulations and able to inspect work based on the current regulations
  • Having a working knowledge of health and safety legislation and bringing shortfalls to the construction delivery manager or the contractors management team
  • Working in a collaborative and solution focussed manner
  • Keeping clear, concise and auditable records of all activity, producing periodic reports which highlight quality inconsistencies
  • Preparing a schedule of defects at the end of the defects liability period for communication with contractors
  • Monitoring the performance of main and sub-contractors onsite, in relation to quality and reporting the performance to the Construction Delivery Manager
  • Reviewing/Auditing the contractors quality management plan/inspection test plan

About you

You will have a background in construction and have a proven experience with the involvement in the technical aspects of new developments including control of quality delivery. You will have:

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management
  • An awareness of customer engagement with the ability to consider the customer in all scenarios
  • Well-developed IT skills and knowledge of relevant software packages
  • Ability to identify, manage and mitigate relevant risks pertinent to the job role
  • Conversant with current Health and Safety/CDM legislation
  • Capability of interpreting M&E requirements and ensures systems installed accordingly.
  • Wide understanding of the construction industry and experience of working on an operational site, including methods of construction and legal requirements
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to plan ahead
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet business needs and undertake regular travel where necessary.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, being resourceful, achieving deadlines.
  • Resilient and able to work well under pressure
  • Manages time effectively and works within agreed timeframes
  • Ability to identify priorities and unresolved issues and items where it is appropriate to escalate to senior development team
  • Strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills, with an approachable style
  • Ability to establish an appropriate working relationship with the contractor's staff and be persuasive and diplomatic while remaining independent

Our Client

The client is England's largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our heartfelt ambition is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.

They are not-for-profit which means every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us, the places they live and the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, better wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.

A rewarding environment

From health and happiness to finance and your career, we'll give you all the support you need.

Health & happiness

  • Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible working options


  • Pension plan - contribute between 4% and 8% and we'll match it or better
  • Quick and easy pension transfer service
  • Savings and financial advice, loans, free life assurance
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more


  • Ongoing personal and professional development programme
  • Leadership Pathways online learning resources
  • Career progression and promotion opportunities

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.