Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) – Clerk of Works.

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The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) is a State owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. CUK invites applications from qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to fill the listed vacant positions;

NON TEACHING POSITIONS

CENTRAL SERVICES

VACANT POSITION: Clerk of Works – Grade 11

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

CLERK OF WORKS – GRADE 11 CUK/FPA/CS/CLWRKS /2/20 (1)

i. Must Possess Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering/Building and Construction/Construction Management/Building Economics/Quantity Survey from a recognized institution;

ii. Must possess three (3) years’ experience in grade 10 or equivalent position in an institution of higher learning or a comparable institution with a proven track record of exemplary performance;

iii. Must be Proficient in the use of design software and Microsoft office and knowledge of applicable National and County building regulations

iv. Must possess an understanding of engineering, architectural, and other construction drawings as well as building methods and elements of strong projects analytics; v. Must be a member of a relevant recognized professional body ;

vi. Must have Knowledge and Competency in Information and Communication Technology;

vii. Proficiency in the use of MS Project, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD will be an added advantage.

OR

 

i. Must Possess a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering/Building and Construction/Construction Management/Building Economics/Quantity Survey from a recognized or accredited university;

ii. Must possess three (3) years’ experience in grade 10 or equivalent position in an institution of higher learning or a comparable institution with a proven track record of exemplary performance;

iii. Must be Proficient in the use of design software and Microsoft office and knowledge of applicable National and County building regulations;

iv. Must possess an understanding of engineering, architectural, and other construction drawings as well as building methods and elements of strong projects analytics; v. Must be a member of a relevant recognized professional body ;

vi. Must have Knowledge and Competency in Information and Communication Technology;

vii. Proficiency in the use of MS Project, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD will be an added advantage

 

Key Responsibilities

i. Supervise all maintenance and repair works to ensure that the works have been done in accordance with the user specifications.

ii. Coordinate and monitor all phases of building construction at the work site for the University,

iii. Cost all maintenance and repair works (infrastructure, plant & machinery) within the University and the campuses, iv. Project identification and Scoping

v. Examine, as far in advance as possible, all contract documents and drawings on individual schemes for discrepancies;

vi. Attend pre-contract meetings; Report on the contractor’s anticipated building programme and on the performance of contractors and external consultants

vii. Design of in-house projects viii. Coordinate, monitor and inspect work of construction contractor for assigned projects on behalf of the University;

ix. Review contract documents, architectural drawings and specifications in order to maintain familiarity with assigned projects and ensure construction contractor’s full understanding of documents;

x. Review contractor shop drawings and provide comments on conformance/nonconformance to architect; xi. Ensure contract compliance by the contractor, such as conducting tests specified in contract and installing materials/equipment as specified in contract, and report deficiencies to project manager;

xii. Provide reports on all on-site matters, including third-party inspections, progress, safety concerns, and causes for delay;

xiii. Maintain job-site files, documents, reports and daily log; prepare periodic reports for University management; xiv. Attend all job-site meetings in conjunction with project manager and advising of difficulties being encountered or likely to be encountered;

xv. Receive, record, present for architect approval, and maintain custody of samples submitted by construction contract;

xvi. Review requests for progress payments submitted by construction contractor and forward with recommendations to the Project Manager;

xvii. Make recommendations both orally and in writing about any aspect of the works including quality which do not conform with the plans, specifications or schedules of works and other documentation that might be unsatisfactory for any other reasons of designs, work or cost; Refer recommendations to line manager for a decision on further instruction;

xviii. Continuously monitor work on site in accordance with the Contractors Method Statements and the Construction Health and Safety Plan, and endeavor to ensure the safety of all persons affected by the works; Promptly report breaches to contractors and consultants in written form; xix. Examine, as far in advance as possible, all contract documents and drawings on individual schemes for discrepancies;

xx. Check that progress is maintained according to the building programme and advise on any likely cause for delay to the services consultant;

xxi. Prepare and attend snagging inspections and advise prior to the issue of Certificate of Practical Completion;

xxii. Ensure that schedules of defects after handover are maintained, and their rectification before the expiration of the defects liability period;

xxiii. Work in collaboration with members of the Project Design Team and clients to ensure projects, both pre and post contract, run smoothly and objectives are achieved; xxiv. Where approval samples are available, compare work carried out against samples and ensure that it’s consistent with the original;

xxv. Give a view on completion dates as work progress; xxvi. Liaison with regulatory and professional bodies to ensure compliance with legal requirements

xxvii. Provide an independent assessment of the works undertaken, checking the quality of the build, Mechanical &Electrical, structural and architectural works, produce regular reports and a dialogue with the design team; Reports include a site diary; photographic evidence; progression of the works against the programme; site meeting information and highlight any potential risks.

https://www.cuk.ac.ke/COOP-UNI-VACANCIES.pdf

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should:

i. Visit the University website www.cuk.ac.ke on the footer under the IMPORTANT LINKS section, CLICK on ONLINE RECRUITMENT PORTAL , Login and fill the application form, attach testimonials then submit the online application; ii. Submit three (3) hard copies of the letter of application, certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of education, professional qualifications, experience, membership with professional bodies present salary, names and addresses of three referees;

iii. Academic staff should include:

 Evidence of publication;

 Evidence of supervision of post graduate students ;

 Evidence of curricula developed;

 Evidence research funds attracted.

iv. Clearly indicate the position and the reference number on the application letter and on the envelop which should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, FPA,

The Co-operative University of Kenya,

P.O Box 24814-00502.

Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

v. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address above on or before Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 at 12 noon;

vi. All applications must be received by Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 at 12 noon. Applications received later than this period will not be considered;

vii. SHORTLISTED candidates will be required to submit VALID AND CURRENT clearance certificates from the following:

a) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

b) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

d) Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct); and

e) Registered Credit Reference Bureau;

f) In addition, those with academic qualifications obtained from foreign Universities will also be expected to undertake recognition and equation of their certificates from the Commission of University Education (CUE).

Note: The Co-operative University of Kenya is an Equal opportunity employer; Female applicants, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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