At Rydon, our aim is to improve local communities - through housing, healthcare and education solutions - for the benefit of current and future generations. We are a dynamic, multi talented organisation, working across a wide range of construction market sectors within the built environment. Rydon has established a strong reputation for the quality within our new-build and maintenance sectors.
For over 40 years, we've recruited talented and innovative people to build and maintain homes, schools, hospitals, student accommodation and more. We combine a personal touch with outstanding technical expertise to deliver award-winning, quality facilities for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.
Rydon Maintenance is an expanding division of the Rydon Group which within our housing contracts provides hard facilities management services to tenanted and void properties on a unique partnering agreement basis for housing associations.
Rydon's graduate scheme is designed to allow recent building surveying graduates the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Graduate Building Surveyor to work on one of our flagship partnership contracts in Islington delivering ongoing lifecycle and cyclical maintenance works to residential buildings. This is an exciting opportunity where you will be carrying out property surveys and managing associated works on Victorian/Edwardian Street properties and listed buildings within conservation areas.
In this varied role you will have the opportunity to attend homes to diagnose any maintenance or repair issues and liaise with supply chain partners to then price and then deliver the work. In what is likely to be your first professional role, you will be trained as part of the Building Surveying team. You will learn practical building surveying skills through working closely with a mentor which will allow you to grow professionally and put into practice what you have learnt from your studies.
As a Building Surveyor you will;
Identify defects and areas of repair for the maintenance and conservation of residential buildings and design solutions. You will liaise with our subcontractors obtaining quotes for works and managing work through to completion. The types of works will be a range of low and high value and varied from replacing a front door or bath to a replacement roof, retaining walls or wooden sash windows. You'll also manage resident expectations and ensure that buildings meet the required health and safety regulations and deal with planning applications advising on building legislation and regulations.
Could a Graduate Building Surveyor role be right for you?
If you are curious by nature, like to ask questions and don’t take things at face value, this would be a good fit for you. This is not a desk job, so you won’t be sitting behind a computer crunching numbers. It’s a hands on role, so you will be out and about working with lots of people in different scenarios. If you like flexibility and are self-motivated and self driven, this could be for you.
As a graduate, you can expect the following training and development as part of our scheme.
On the job training
You will receive training in the following:
- Financial cost control
- Subcontractor comparisons
- Subcontractor enquiries
- General training in building surveying
- Appropriate Health & Safety Training.
Our graduate scheme requires a minimum or a 2:2 in a building surveying related degree. You will also need a GCSE grade C (or level 4) minimum in English and Maths. In addition, you'll be joining a fun and highly professional company and as such, you'll have a can-do attitude, have great attention to detail, excellent Microsoft Office skills and be ready to learn new skills.
Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes.
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