Chartered Building Surveyor

Ridge and Partners LLP
13 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chartered Building Surveyor

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £Competitive

Do you want to work for a multi award winning property and construction consultancy (2017 winners of the Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year at this year’s Building Awards) where you will be involved in a broad spectrum of professional and project based commissions with a wide range of clients?

At Ridge, our culture is open and friendly, aligned very much to a 'people business’ rather than a big global organisation. You will certainly NOT be a small cog in a big machine here! We are proud Ridge people who successfully strive to make a difference.

The Opportunity
With one of the largest teams of chartered surveyors in the property sector, located in regional offices across the UK, we have a depth and breadth of experience, expertise and local knowledge to support our clients at every stage of property investment, ownership and occupation from acquisition to disposal.

Due to our continuing success and as we continue to expand as a company and within our Building Surveying team in Solihull, Birmingham; we are now on the lookout for a passionate and driven individual who is looking to develop their career.

Main Duties
•Client management and contract administration/practice duties
•Provide advice on the design, construction, maintenance, repair and refurbishment of all types of residential, commercial properties and academic
•Carry out building and measured surveys
•Ensure buildings conform to the latest building regulations and technical standards
•Taking particulars on site, writing up specifications, obtaining estimates, planning maintenance programmes and administering contracts for maintenance work
•Analyse and report on building defects
•Handling claims and negotiations with loss adjusters leading to the preparation of drawings and specifications for remedial work
•Prepare schedules of dilapidations (land and buildings)
•Provide advice in connection with planning applications, appeals and boundary disputes
•Supervision of building work on site

Skills Required
•Relevant degree qualified - RICS approved
•MRICS Chartered
•At least 3 years practice experience

The role will require you to be the key point of contact with our prestigious clients, therefore a high level of communication skills and commercial awareness are essential for being successful in this role.

You will be of an analytical mind with a high level of intellect - combining excellent written and oral skills to produce considered and robust reports and recommendations. You will need to demonstrate the capability of eventually managing individual team members with picking up and organising their project work and where necessary, assisting them on projects.

What's in it for you?
At Ridge we invest heavily in our biggest assets........our people. And as you will find out from day one in your Ridge career, you will be handsomely rewarded:
•Private Healthcare
•Life Assurance
•Generous Pension scheme: 5% Ridge Contribution
•Highly competitive salary
•25 days holiday
•Company car or car allowance
•Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
•Salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme
•Free car parking at the office
•Excellent work / life balance

Plus many more.............from free tea and coffee, a generous social budget, HUGE charity events, tailored individual training and even a congratulations payment if you get married!

About Us
Ridge is an award winning, multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. Core disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Legal Support Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset management, modern procurement, planned maintenance programmes, innovative strategies and holistic delivery planning.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets from social housing to Formula One which is the essence of our strength in the depth and diverse range of our activity. All services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2015 for quality, ISO14001 environmental, ISO18001 Health & Safety and with Investors in People. Ridge has been successfully operating since 1946 and now employs over 585 people in ten offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries worldwide.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click 'Apply Now' to be considered.