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Job Title: Electrical Clerk of Works

Location: Glasgow

Contract: Ongoing


The Position

Subway Modernisation activity continues on the Buildings, Infrastructure, Rolling Stock, Signalling and Telecoms workstreams, and ongoing site support is required to ensure contractor works are robustly and safely managed.

Works currently live across the following projects:

Subway Modernisation related works include;

  • Yard and Depot signalling and telecoms installation works

  • Tunnel signalling and telecoms installation works

  • Station signalling and telecoms installation works

  • Platform Strengthening and enabling works

  • Stabling Shed signalling and telecoms installation works

  • Associated misc works

Further project work will include:

  • Tunnel Lining works

  • Negative Feeder Replacement works

  • Ramps & Turnout remedial works

  • Misc. further works

A Client-side Clerk of Works is required to provide full-time project supervision support to the Subway Modernisation workstreams listed, with holiday support/cover for the further projects when required.

Role Description

The Electrical Clerk of Works role will be primarily on nightshift, supervising various projects, and their duties will include;

  • Perform supervisory duties appropriate to the type, scale, and phase of the project in accordance with best practice construction management techniques and SPT operational requirements.

  • Attend progress and technical meetings as required.

  • Producing daily reports on all ongoing projects to the PM.

  • Reporting any work issues arising and challenging contractors on on-site delivery on quality, and safety.

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date records of all project works that can be accessed during dayshift.

  • Advise the Project Manager (PM) of any potential schedule overruns, if applicable.

  • Undertake on-site H&S audits and present findings.

  • Report any safety incidents directly to the relevant PM.

  • Identify and monitor any snagging works if applicable.

  • Ensuring all necessary permits and competencies are issued and are in place prior to commencement of works.

  • Ensuring quality of workmanship and that specification of the contract is fulfilled to the satisfaction of the client.

  • Advise the PM of any design non-conformances, if applicable.

  • Ensuring all works are carried out in a safe working environment.

  • Liaise with the project team and Principal Contractor to develop and challenge delivery methodologies.

  • Raising/reporting Near Misses and Incidents via the reporting system.

Role Capabilities

The individual will have significant electrical experience, preferably with Rail and Signalling background.

The individual will have significant/relevant work experience carrying out Clerk of Work duties, preferably within a railway environment and have a wide knowledge of signalling and electrical methodologies & techniques and relevant health and safety regulations.

The individual is also required to have experience with carrying out snagging duties, health & safety audits, and report writing. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and the individual should be happy to work as part of a team.

The individual will require to provide safety critical medical and Drugs & Alcohol documentation and pass a Personal Track Safety course.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineering & construction support to the Buildings & Infrastructure projects, Signalling and Telecoms, associated works, and any other M&E type projects.

  • Liaison between the project team and Principal Contractor.

  • Assist in the definition, specification, coordination, planning, execution, review, and continuous improvement of site controls and reporting.

  • Liaise with and support the Project Managers to ensure effective quality control during delivery and hand back of improvement work.

  • Input to lessons learned for contracts nearing completion and collate and assess learning to advise ongoing works.

  • Ensure site safety is managed and audited at all times.

  • Undertake other duties as may be required that fall within the purview of the post as required.

  • Raising/reporting Near Misses and Incidents via the reporting system.