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Claims Consultants in Construction

Ref MAX9046 Consultant Stuart Hackett Region North and Scotland Location Edinburgh Salary Negotiable Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Job Posted 28/06/2021 Status Live

Claims Consultant job vacancy in Edinburgh with a leading blue chip national and international construction claims and construction industry dispute consultancy.

Project Details

Claims Consultant jobs are available in a variety of UK locations including Edinburgh to work within a specialist construction claims team.

The team works within the fields of construction claims management within a broader construction dispute resolution division.

Your role will focus within the specialist construction claims team, which works on construction claims arising across the UK and also on international construction projects.

The construction claims team work on claims and dispute related matters for clients based in the cities of London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Working from one of these locations will allow liaison in person (when safe to do so) with a number of nationally recognised claims and disputes experts. As a result, guidance, traning and professional development and progression will be available in abundance.

In addition, strong construction claims candidates based from other UK locations will be considered on the basis of being willing to travel as required for training, meetings and client presentations and meetings etc.

The porfolio of claims and related dispute work undertaken include a range of civil and building projects located in the UK as well as a range of expert service assignments based in a range of international locations.

Building construction claim and dispute resolution work is often on major retail and health related projects.

Civil engineering construction claims work is often focused on major rail construction projects and also infrastructure construction and upgrade work for roads and utilities/water projects

Some limited and very short term international travel to visit projects or attend high level meetings may be necessary for large building or civil engineering claim assignments.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Claims Consultant job duties include:

  • Joining a construction claims team or running a construction claims team working on a particular client claims assignment
  • Presenting research findings orally and in written form to colleagues, lawyers and senior client representatives with natural gravitas
  • Offering advice on a range of national and international construction contract forms to clients and the process and procedures relating to them that are available to pursue or rebut a claim
  • Applying robust and methodical analytical skills to all aspects of the construction claims work, and adopting a flexible and adaptable approach to problems encountered and to client requests
  • Showing the ability to work alone without supervision to a high standard, but also able to integrate and support dispute team members and collaborate to complete complex tasks under tight time deadlines
  • Ability to provide claims consultancy advice on live contracts and projects in distress to a high professional standard
  • Able to deploy a broad range of prior experience from a variety construction sectors to the construction claim issues under consideration

Desired Skills and Experience

Previous Claims Experience required includes:

  • Strong and transferrable experience of working as a contractor's Project Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor is preferred, with particular reference to having worked on claims matters arising as a result of having managed a signifcantly sized contract from commencement to final account, and with responsibility for managing the claims preparation process throughout the duration and completion of contracted works.
  • Experience of working in or with / in association with a construction claims team or running a construction claims team working on a particular client claims assignment
  • Experience of presenting the construction claims strategy to be adopted as well as demonstrating command of the detail of the claim, both orally and in written form to colleagues, lawyers and senior client representatives with natural gravitas
  • Able to offer advice on a range of national and international construction contract forms to clients and the process and procedures relating to them that are available to pursue or rebut a claim
  • Experience of applying robust and methodical analytical skills, while adopting a flexible and adaptable approach to problems and client requests
  • Experience and ability to work alone without supervision to a high standard, and to collaborate to complete complex tasks under tight time deadlines
  • Ability to provide claims consultancy advice on live contracts and projects in distress to a high professional standard
  • Able to deploy a broad range of prior experience from a variety construction sectors to the construction claim issues under consideration

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering or Cost Management degree is preferred
  • MSc Construction Law or similar postgraduate construction law qualification desirable

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This employer is a leading blue chip national and international construction claims and construction industry dispute consultancy.

They are a major name in the international construction claims and disputes sector both in the UK and internationally.

Full employer profile will be given to shortlisted candidates.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Suitable candidates for this Senior Consultant Claims and Dispute Resolution job will need to be willing to work away from home from time to time.

Expenses will be paid for UK and international travel and subsistence.

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