Building Surveyor

  • Ridge and Partners
  • Jun 25, 2020
Full time Building Surveyor Construction Management Architect & Design Civil Engineer Property Architect

Job Description

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. We have consistently grown our business over the last ten years to over 600 people and the pipeline shows
that growth being maintained.


Due to our continuing success and growth, Ridge are now looking for a Building Surveyor to join this successful and
talented Property Consultancy team.
A career in the Property Consultancy team at Ridge will offer you a high level of intellectual challenge and the
opportunity to grow and progress in a growing and extremely exciting sector.


The Property Consultancy team has four core area of work for a variety of clients. Your role would involve providing or
assisting with the following services:

Asset Intelligence

  • Managing large scale stock condition surveys
  • Assessing asset performance (including NPV modelling)
  • Preparing asset related inputs for business plans
  • Developing and prioritising works programmes
  • Undertaking asset management database appraisals
  • Advising on best practice data management

Asset Management

  • Developing or updating asset management strategies
  • Producing procurement options and strategies
  • Carrying out organisational health-checks and skills audits
  • Undertaking options appraisal and feasibility studies
  • Preparing policy and procedure documentation
  • Assisting with asset management strategy implementation

Development and Regeneration

  • Preparation of development strategies
  • Undertaking development appraisals
  • Identifying potential development opportunities
  • Options appraisals and modelling

Strategic Advisory

Providing strategic advice and support in connection with:

  • Stock transfers, rationalisation, disposal, mergers and acquisitions
  • Staffing structures
  • Interim management
  • Health & Safety and compliance reviews
  • Training, mentoring and development
  • Process mapping
  • Inhouse workforce and contractor performance reviews
  • Value for money appraisals
  • Audit and in-depth assessment preparation


  • Appropriate qualifications such as RICS, CIOB, Chartered Institute of Housing would be highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of residential construction technology and modern methods of construction
  • Experience of undertaking surveys and assessments of residential property
  • Experience of pre and post contract processes for residential refurbishment and new build projects
  • Knowledge of asset management principals and best practice would be desirable but not essential

You will be of an analytical mind and high level of intellect – combining excellent written and oral skills to produce
considered and robust reports and recommendations.

It is anticipated the role will require initial and on-going training in areas where knowledge may be limited. This will be
fully supported by Ridge to gain this expertise.


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
  • Car allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Highly competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Excellent work / life balance

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business offering excellent career progression prospects.


Ridge is an award winning, UK top 20 multi-discipline property and construction consultancy with over 600 people. Core
disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Structural
Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy,
Architecture, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Expert Witness Advisory Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure
Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset
management, 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 ISO
9001:2015 for quality, ISO 14001 environmental and ISO 45001 Health & Safety. Ridge has been successfully operating
since 1946 and now employs over 600 people in 11 offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries

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