Temporary Works Coordinator

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Power & Energy

Job Type: Contract

Location: North East

Reference: 28505-sb

Expiration date: 28 February 2018

An assignment is available for a temporary works coordinator for a large Biomass power station project.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the procedures for the control of temporary works are implemented.
  • Maintain clear lines of communication between sub-contractors, the TWD, the TWS and, where appropriate, the permanent works designers and constructors.
  • To enforce any corrective actions whenever a deviation is identified.
  • Compile a schedule detailing each element of the temporary works required for the project.
  • Check that the design brief is adequate and accords with the site conditions.
  • For each individual set of temporary works above Cat 0, ensure a certificate (Design Check) and inspection (Permit to Load/Dismantle) is issued before works are carried out.
  • Ensure that the inspection of the temporary works for the following items has been carried out and ensure that all deficiencies are rectified:

The materials used;

  • That the application of the load will be controlled to the requirements given on the drawings;
  • That any required bracing is complete and secure;
  • That the correct sequence of erection and dismantling is observed;
  • That any support which has to be left in during dismantling is properly identified and left undisturbed.
  • To ensure that residual risks, identified at the design stage, assumed methods of construction or loading constraints identified by designers are highlighted on site.
  • To validate the nomination of Temporary Works Supervisors by the subcontractors.
  • To make sure that the TW design is implemented and constructed as per the drawings and specification.
  • Halt Works and refer to the designer for approval of any proposed changes in materials, construction methods, or any other significant changes.
  • To ensure that supervisors are aware that they must stop at key stages of the temporary works construction to apply checks.
  • Competence in compliance with to BS 5975 – Code of Practice for Temporary Works
  • Good working knowledge of 2015 CDM Regulations
  • Whenever it is necessary for the Temporary Works Coordinator to be absent from the site for a significant period, the Project Manager must be advised in adequate time for alternative arrangements to be made.

Person Specification:
Skills Required:

  • The TWC is responsible to the Site Managers in ensuring that all required Temp Works designs, of the required category, are implemented in accordance with the Drawings and specification. The TWC will not be responsible, however, for the day-day construction/progress of the temporary works under consideration. When making decisions on the suitability of designs and construction techniques, the TWC will base them on H&S and not programme or commercial constraints.
  • The TWC post holder shall have experience preferably with a civils/utilities/mechanical background with a wide range of temporary works construction experience, with a sound understanding of engineering principles and should have a minimum 5 years experience of construction.
  • It is essential for the TWC to be competent and to have relevant up-to-date training and both the qualifications and the experience appropriate to the complexity of the project.
  • The role of the TWC could be considered similar to that of a clerk of works, or inspector, rather than a resident engineer. The TWC should be an inspector checking that the certified design is implemented in accordance with the drawings or specification prepared by the designer of the temporary works and, if differences, errors or omissions are found, these should be corrected or referred to the designer or designated individual.
  • Sound Health & safety knowledge on legislation and site activities.
  • Good IT Skills


  • IOSH / NEBOSH health & safety qualification.
  • AP Crane (Appointed Person)
  • Temporary Works Training course.
  • Good Knowledge of BS5975:2008
  • Good site management skills
  • Good man management skills

Essential Experience: 

  • Proven experience as a Temporary Work Coordinator working with a Principal Contractor.
  • Ideally experienced of large EPC or Power related projects