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Ridge and Partners LLP
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Winchester
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Surveying Jobs
Job Title : Employer’s Agent / Building Surveyor

Location : Winchester

Category : Building Surveying

Type : Permanent Full-time

Salary : Negotiable

Reference # : RG1608

Job Description

Employer’s Agent /Building Surveyor

Location: Winchester

Salary: £Competitive

Do you want a career in Building Surveying working for a multi award winning property and construction consultancy (Ridge have been named 2017-18 winners of the Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year at this year’s Building Awards which is the industry’s longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence) where you can be involved in a broad spectrum of professional and project based commissions with a wide range of clients?

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.

The Opportunity:

We work with a wide range of clients to manage their property portfolios, projects and transactions and due to our continuing success; Ridge and Partners are now looking for an experienced Employer’s Agent/ Building Surveyor to join our team in Winchester. The successful candidate will have a track record and experience with working on Residential Design and Build schemes and working closely with Residential Providers such as Housing Associations, Local Authorities and other housing providers.

Due to the broad client base at Ridge and Partners, and the nature of the team structure, there is scope for diversity in the type of work undertaken, giving possibilities for some Building Surveying duties to supplement the Employer’s Agent work.

We are framework partners to numerous successful Residential Providers and Housing Associations, and this provides a consistent work flow and a variety of scheme types for residential developments. Our residential projects include multi-million regeneration schemes, Developer led Section 106 projects, Client led developments and rural exception sites. Building surveying and work centres around projects including large industrial and commercial schemes, education establishments, Hospitals and small-scale retail works as well as assisting with Insurance repairs projects.

Main Duties:

Consultant Appointment

•Advise client and make recommendations for future appointment of other Consultants and monitor the performance of their duties and discharge of responsibilities

•Provide advice on Consultants Professional Indemnity Insurance

Design & Brief

•Co-ordinate with the other Consultants and prepare the Employer’s Requirements

•Advise client on produce guarantees and defects insurance

Reporting & Meetings

•Convene and chair all project meetings and lay down procedure for convening, chairing, attendance, function, frequency and responsibility for recording of minutes and their circulation with other information


•Prepare and maintain a master programme from concept to completion to record principle activities and identify critical dates

•Monitor/Comment on Contractors Construction Programme

Contract Procedures

•In conjunction with client’s legal advisors advise on the type and form of contract

•Prepare the Contract Documents and arrange execution of Contract Documents, Performance Bonds and Warranties

Financial Management/Audit

•Advise on cost studies of alternative designs and materials and ensure Contractor’s proposals meet client’s requirements

•Prepare tendering documents and negotiate price with selected contractor

•Check and authorise interim payments, final account and Consultants fees

•Assist client with audit information including schedules of accommodation /gross internal floor areas and other information such as life cycle cost calculation as and insurance re-build costings


•Check Contractors Proposals meet requirements of the Fire Officer and of Local Authority planning and other Statutory Approvals.

Building Management

•Arrange hand-over, check and organise for all maintenance/ cleaning information, manuals, test certificates, guarantees and ‘as-built’ drawings and as installed diagrams

Building Surveying

•Advise on the design, construction, maintenance, repair and refurbishment of all types of residential and commercial property

•Carry out building, condition and measured surveys

•Taking particulars on site, writing up specifications, obtaining estimates, planning maintenance programmes and administering contracts for maintenance work

•Analyse and report on building defects

•Prepare schedules of condition

Skills Required /What we need from you:

•Degree qualified (or to be qualifying soon) RICS approved

•Some relevant Employer’s Agent Housing Sector /residential Provider client focused work

•Previous Building Surveying experience would be highly desirable

As an Employer’s Agent/Building Surveyor, you will need to demonstrate the desire, drive and a real enthusiasm to progress with suitable qualifications, such as advancing your technical/professional qualifications. Ridge and Partners would support individuals with future studies particularly where these lead to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor. This would be fully supported by the company via the national Ridge APC support process, and locally by the Winchester Building Surveying Team.

Benefits and 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:

• 25 days holiday and study leave

• Private Healthcare

• A permanent contract from day one

• Life Assurance

• Pension: Standard 6% Ridge Contribution

• Highly competitive salary

About Us

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 and Town & Country Planning. 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 affordable 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 and ISO18001 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 worldwide.

Closing Date : 30th November 2019

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