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.


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 a talented Graduate Building Surveyor to join our multi-disciplinary consultancy office in Cambridge.


As a Graduate Building Surveyor at Ridge you will benefit from on job learning experiences whilst working on prestigious projects and core building surveying instructions. Our projects are of varying sizes and cover a variety of sectors including large residential, educational, industrial and commercial schemes. The team cover a wide range of core Building Surveying instructions, namely planned preventative maintenance (PPM) surveys, pre-acquisition building surveys, schedules of condition, schedules of dilapidations and reinstatement cost assessments.  You will also work with interesting clients including, large retail companies, local authorities, Schools/Universities, contractors, developers etc.

Role and responsibilities

  • Support the team on contract administration instructions through the attendance of meetings, writing of specifications, procurement of competitive tenders, preparation of contract documents and undertaking of progress inspections.
  • Assist with the undertaking of building surveys, particularly the ability to record relevant information from site inspections and ability to summarise findings in a concise manner.
  • Support the Building Surveying team on complex multi-disciplinary schemes.
  • Help with analysing and reporting on building defects.
  • Support the Building Surveyors with preparing schedules of dilapidations and negotiation of settlements.
  • Assist with the supervision of building work on site.
  • Assisting the Building Surveyors with providing advice on the design, construction, maintenance, repair and refurbishment of all types of residential and commercial property.
  • Carry out building, condition and measured surveys.

Experience and skills required

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree at 2:2 or above – RICS approved
  • You have the Right to Work in the UK, without requiring visa sponsorship
  • You are passionate about our industry – this is really important – we love what we do and see that the built environment plays a critical role in society, so we want people who feel the same.
  • You are curious, and eager to learn – our team of existing Building Surveying experts, who you can learn so much from. They love sharing their knowledge, and are passionate about developing our future talent, so we want people who will make the most of this opportunity.

As a graduate, you will need to demonstrate the desire and drive to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor with our support and guidance.

You will need to be personable, presentable and have good communication skills in this client facing role.  An ability to produce your own documentation based on our standards is essential, as is an ability to organise, manage your time efficiently in the delivery of the services for multiple projects at any one time.

What’s in it for you?

Our people are our business – our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:

  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team

Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect:

  • A permanent contract – our commitment to you is permanent
  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer:
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and technical

We believe that everyone performs their best when they feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will support you to ensure you have everything you need to be successful and achieve your best in your career at Ridge. If you’d like to discuss accessibility, accommodations or adjustments during your application & selection process, please contact us at workwithus@ridge.co.uk and we will work with you to ensure you feel included and supported.