Resident Assistant Clerk of Works (RACOW)

Spence Robinson Limited

The minimum qualifications required for the post of Resident Assistant Clerk of Works shall be as follows:

  • Diploma or Higher Certificate in Building Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic / Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Hong Kong Technical College / Hong Kong Technical Institute / Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or equivalent.
  • 4 years' relevant post-qualification experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties of the Resident Assistant Clerk of Works shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Responsible to the Consultant (the Supervising Officer) for the supervision of project(s) assigned to him and carry out duties of a Assistant Clerk of Works under the direction of the Consultant (the Supervising Officer).
  • Monitor the standard of workmanship against the contract documents and good building practice in Hong Kong conforming to the relevant BS or Code of Practice as specified by the Consultant (the Supervising Officer).
  • Check samples and related documents against contract requirements and make observations and recommendations to the project team.
  • Check contractor's setting out of all elements.
  • Monitor the progress of work on site against the approved programme.
  • Carry out routine inspections of the building works and check for conformity with the drawings, specification and contract requirements, and report to the project team all unsatisfactory work.
  • Attend all site inspections performed by others.
  • Manage the supervisory staff assigned to him, allocate appropriate duties to them, and check the attendance of his staff.
  • Liaise with the project team on all site matters.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the other government departments and utilities companies for the work on site.
  • Maintain a site record of the daily activities on site and submit monthly returns to relevant parties as required.
  • Monitor all environmental, health and safety aspects of the contractors work. Report all non-compliance of safety procedures immediately to the contractor’s representative and the project team, and record this in the site record book.
  • Submit progress, technical, accident and special reports to the project team as required.
  • Attend client and contractors progress meetings as required.
  • Witness on-site and off-site tests as required by the contract and record the results in the site record book.
  • Carry out inspection of defects and outstanding work at the completion of the contract.
  • Advise the Supervising Officer concerning the rectification of defects by the contractor during the Defect Liability Period.
  • Attend site audits and follow up the corrective actions on non-compliance.
  • Carry out such other duties as directed by the Supervising Officer’s representatives
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