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Excellent opportunity for a construction Delay Managing Consultant/Associate Director to join a highly regarded construction delay and expert witness team and work on a variety of domestic and international construction disputes.

Excellent opportunity for a construction Delay Managing Consultant/Associate Director to join a highly regarded construction delay and expert witness team and work on a variety of domestic and international construction disputes.

You will work closely alongside a Who's Who Legal (WWL) recommended delay expert. You will work closely with the expert witness and provide forensic analysis on numerous reports, all the time receiving training and support to develop your skills and capabilities, whilst also working independently and managing your own work.

The client's office is in central London and the employer is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, which will include regular days in the office as well as some home working where appropriate.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Acting as the lead assistant to the expert witness in arbitrations and adjudications.
  • Independently writing expert reports.
  • Acting on behalf of employer and contractor bodies in both international and UK domestic markets.
  • Understand major retrospective and prospective methods of delay analysis and apply them in a robust and effective manner to establish and analyse the nature, cause and extent of critical and non-critical path delays to projects.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in this niche industry with a dispute specialist doing delay work, as well as a foundation in planning, engineering or project management.
  • Experience in adjudications, arbitrations and mediations.
  • Experience in using programming software including Primavera and Asta Powerproject.
  • An appreciation of the common methods of delay analysis, as set out in the Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol.
  • Ability to forensically investigate and analyse baseline and progress-updated programmes using the industry standard programming software packages, including making appropriate logic changes to the programmes, as necessary, to analyse the nature and extent of both critical and non-critical delay.
  • Ability to conduct methodical, thorough and detailed investigations and analysis (using a range of contemporaneous documents) to establish facts relevant to the nature, extent and causes of delay to all stages of the construction process on a wide range of construction and engineering project types, including (but not limited to) residential & commercial buildings, stadiums, conference centres, power plants, oil & gas related projects, roads & bridges, schools, hospitals, hotels, railways, airports, pharmaceutical & research buildings and marine related projects.
  • High quality of presentational skills, both written and oral. It is essential that all work generated is presented in a clear and structured manner (in the form of chronologies of events, internal file notes and spreadsheets), supported by clear cross-referencing to the relevant documents analysed. This is not only to ensure clear communication during the delay analysis process, but also to produce documents that can be used as appendices to the expert report that will stand up to scrutiny by the opposing party and Tribunal / Court.
  • An appreciation for the time and cost constraints under which expert witness work is carried out. This requires the candidate to manage work delegated to him/her to ensure the timely completion of tasks (to the quality expected) having regard to the overall timescale for the delay analysis dictated by instructing solicitors / clients.
  • The ability to engage with confidence with solicitors and clients.
  • Top candidates will also be able to bring in their own work, and develop business.
Qualifications/Educational Requirements
  • A Degree in a relevant construction subject
  • Ideally a Masters degree in Construction Law
Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is a small but highly reputable disputes consultancy with WWL recommended Delay and Quantum experts in the business, which proudly offers a different working environment to the larger consultancy firms in the market.

They are looking to hire an individual who sees the benefits of working for a smaller business and can embrace it.

The candidate may have several options for where to work in central London as well as the possibility of some home working since this employer is flexible with the candidate's work schedules and has a collaborative working environment.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

+ Basic salary in the region of £90k-£120k (DOE)
+ Contribution to the candidate's personal pension plan
+ Private health insurance cover
+ Mobile phone
+ Relevant professional fees paid
+ Annual discretionary bonus

Nilam Modhwadia is our specialist consultant managing this position

(Office hours 8.30 am - 5.30 pm Monday to Friday)

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