Quantity Surveying & Construction Jobs Hong Kong - Middle East - UK

Forensic Planner or Delay Analyst

Ref MAX5512 Job Posted 26/01/2015 Region Abu Dhabi Location Abu Dhabi Salary Circa 50k - 65k AED p/m All in (DOE) Salary Band £100,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Stuart Hackett

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To assist with dispute resolution and claims planning matters on multiple projects, including construction scheduling, delay and disruption analysis.
  • Project based tasks to include fact-finding to detailed analysis, quantification of delay and damages, economic modeling, and strategy formation.
  • Demonstration of critical paths & consequent disruption etc.
  • Development of the master and construction schedules, liaison with works package contractors to ensure all programmes are consistent with the construction schedule.
  • Demonstration of entitlement to EoT occurring as a result of delay/ disruption/ loss of efficiency. Production rate analysis and work cycle analysis to demonstrate entitlement to EoT, drafting of claim and negotiation strategy.
  • Development of the works baseline programme using Primavera P6.
  • Other responsibilities also included defining the notification requirements under the contract for EoT and setting up a standardised system to ensure compliance.
  • Preparation in anticipation for the defences to counterclaims and advice regarding retrospective analysis for EOTs, prolongation costs, disruption, programme critiques and delay analysis critiques.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Candidates should possess strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • A solid history in claims planning / scheduling type role is essential
  • Strong skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, as well as scheduling software such as Primavera and Microsoft Project;
  • A history of delivering delay analysis commissions including schedule analysis and report writing
  • Flexibility & demonstrable creative problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required and ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are essential
  • Experience of working in the Middle East region is desirable

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Professional qualifications such as; MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration, MCIArb or similar equivalents is desired but not essential

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company is a British ran Claims Consultancy based in the UAE and is currently involved on projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. They are a highly professional business, with a small, dynamic office and work well as a close knit team. The position would suit candidates who would prefer to work in such an environment and have a real impact on the business rather than being just a number with a larger organisation.

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