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Building Surveyor

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Birmingham

AI generated summary

  • You need a relevant degree and be on a RICS pathway with AutoCAD skills. Show drive and enthusiasm to become a Chartered Building Surveyor with varied project experience.
  • You will manage clients, conduct surveys, ensure buildings meet regulations, analyze defects, handle claims, design projects, and administer contracts in this Building Surveyor role.


  • Relevant degree qualified and ideally already on a RICS pathway
  • AutoCAD drawing skills
  • Demonstrable experience working on a variety of projects
  • As a Building Surveyor at Ridge and Partners you will need to demonstrate the desire, drive and a real enthusiasm to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor which will be fully supported by the company (the national Ridge APC support process) and the local Building Surveying Team.


  • As a Building Surveyor at Ridge, your core duties will involve:
  • 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 educational facilities
  • Carry out building, measured and condition 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
  • Provide advice, prepare and submit planning applications
  • Undertake the role of quality monitor on various schemes including housing schemes
  • Prepare designs for extensions, refurbishment schemes and new build developments ranging from £50,000 to £4m
  • Prepare Notices, Schedules of Condition and Awards for Party Wall matters


What are the main responsibilities of a Building Surveyor at Ridge?

The main responsibilities of a Building Surveyor at Ridge include client management, contract administration, providing advice on design and construction, conducting building surveys, ensuring building regulations compliance, handling building defects, preparing planning applications, and more.

What qualifications and skills are required for this role?

Candidates should have a relevant degree, ideally be on a RICS pathway, possess AutoCAD drawing skills, and demonstrate experience working on a variety of projects. A desire to become a Chartered Building Surveyor and enthusiasm for the role are also important.

What benefits and rewards can a Building Surveyor expect at Ridge?

Building Surveyors at Ridge can expect a competitive salary, a healthy holiday balance, opportunities for volunteering, inclusive wellbeing support including private medical insurance and mental health resources, flexible working arrangements, and tailored career development opportunities.

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