Associate Quantum Director

Nilam Modhwadia
North and Scotland
Negotiable (DOE)
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An exciting Associate Quantum Director job in the construction sector to join a large multidisciplinary consultancy in their Edinburgh office.

Project Details

The client in question can offer the opportunity to work on domestic and international projects and disputes, as well as offering industry leading training & support which will enhance and develop your delay analysis skills.

This role would suit Senior Consultants seeking progression within Quantum disputes or Associate Directors currently working within quantum disputes and can demonstrate extensive quantum experience.

For this demanding construction quantum position, which will provide you access to some of the most fascinating and difficult construction conflicts, strong analytical problem-solving abilities and communication skills are a requirement.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working as Associate Director of Quantum in the Edinburgh office, you will be acting in a “number 2” capacity reporting to a recognised delay expert and will have the responsibility to:

  • Lead the drafting of detailed expert witness reports for use in formal dispute resolution proceedings
  • Lead development of a contract and commercial strategy to successfully recover performance of distressed project or major programmes in line with Client outcomes
  • Review and assess contemporaneous project records to establish quantum associated with claims and/or disputes
  • Quantum Forensic analysis of tender, contract, and claims documentation
  • Effective stakeholder management with the Client and at all levels of the supply-chain, chairing meetings with the Client and other advisors as necessary
  • Critically analyse project and major programme performance, identifying root cause of those elements in distress
  • Providing strategic advice at all stages of the construction life cycle
  • Proactively manage cashflow.

Review and assess contemporaneous project records to establish quantum associated with claims and/or disputes

  • Experience in developing and pursuing claims up or down the supply-chain
  • Undertaking research and development of emerging industry related technologies as well as keeping up with the developments within own technical area of expertise
  • Support and guide Junior staff working with you on specific tasks
  • Supporting the interface with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
  • Acting as an ambassador championing the Contract Services delivered by the consultancy in the industry.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Around 15 years experience of relevant construction and engineering industry experience
  • Experience of having worked on claims matters arising as a result of being a contractor or subcontractor's Senior QS, Project QS or Senior Consultant in a consultancy.
  • Familiarity with claims and formal dispute proceedings.
  • Experience in adjudication from start to finish would be desirable but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of common contracts such as NEC and JCT & FIDIC
  • Knowledge of relevant applications and technologies in the quantity surveying, commercial management industry, for example BCIS, Cost-X, CEMAR
  • Experience in leading the pursuit of claims up or down the supply-chain, leading to successful negotiated resolution of the same
  • Ability to understand and articulate Client requirements and their desired outcomes
  • Strong report writing skills are essential and candidates who can demonstrate prior report writing evidence will be looked upon very positively.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management or a similar degree in construction
  • Master’s degree in applicable construction specialism, highly preferable a construction law LLM or similar.
  • Ideally MRICS, MInstCES or equivalent qualified or working towards Chartership (not essential).

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is one of the largest and most reputable consultancies with multiple offices throughout the UK. They provide a variety of advisory services to their clients in relation to claims and contractual issues, formal disputes such as adjudications and expert witness services.

They are a large consultancy with a corporate feel, yet a personal touch. They can offer excellent career prospects for candidates wanting to dedicate their career to claims and disputes related work.

You will receive regular performance and pay reviews and be supported to achieve relevant professional memberships and higher qualifications, such as an MSc in Construction Law.

A full client employer profile will be provided to applicants shortlisted for interview.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Competitive salary up to £111k (DOE)
  • Car allowance
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of 8 Bank holidays.
  • Pension scheme with the employer matching contributions up to 5%
  • Health insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Personal accident cover

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