Delay Analyst

Steve Thomas
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A Delay Analyst is needed  to join a small but expanding team of leading experts, including Future Leaders and Expert Witnesses who have been recognized by Who's Who Legal (WWL).

If you are a planner with some delay analysis experience who has a solid understanding and some practical experience performing delay analysis, this could be an exciting career opportunity to progress towards becoming  a delay expert yourself.  

The employer is happy to negotiate flexible working arrangements, which will include regular days in the office as well as some time working from home when necessary. The client's office is in central London with a second office in Surrey.

Project Details

In this Delay Analyst job, there will be the chance to gain significant experience assisting the lead expert witness in various dispute processes. You will already be familiar with the following types of work and will extend your proficiency undertaking more complex aspects of:

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation Reports
  • General claims and disputes advisory work

Responsibilities and Duties

Your main responsibility will be to assist the lead delay expert in conducting methodical and thorough forensic analysis related to multiple disputes. Specific tasks could involve, but not be limited to:

  1. Assisting the leading expert witness on Arbitration and Adjudication
  2. Assisting in writing sections of mediation reports
  3. Compiling as-built progress data
  4. Provide assessments of contractor's baseline and delay schedule submissions
  5. Developing factual chronologies of events

With a long-term objective of preparing you to eventually be able to perform the lead delay expert role independently, you will develop skill and experience in a structured way. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Candidates must have developed substantial technical knowledge, worked in a relevant role such as a project manager, engineer, or planner for 5+ years , and worked as a Delay Analyst for more than 2+ years .
  • You will have learned how to use construction programs, and be familiar with a variety of complex projects, and already developed an understanding of project disputes in your previous experience.
  • The ability to understand a dispute's nature clearly and comprehensively after reviewing claim documents, adjudication or arbitration submissions, factual witness statements, and other briefing documents.
  • Understanding of the common delay analysis methods as outlined in the Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol.
  • Ability to utilize industry-standard programming software packages to forensically investigate, analyse baseline and progress-updated programs, including making the appropriate logic changes to the programs to determine the nature and amount of both critical and non-critical delays.
  • Ability to carry out methodical, thorough, and detailed investigations and analysis (using a variety of contemporaneous documents) to establish facts relevant to the nature, extent, and causes of delays to all stages of the construction process on a wide range of construction and engineering project types, including (but not limited to) commercial buildings, residences, stadiums, power plants, oil and gas-related projects, roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills are needed.
  • The ability to present work in a clear, organized manner (using chronology of events, internal file notes, and spreadsheets), and be able to cross-reference to the relevant documents being analysed.
  • In addition, you should be able to ensure clear communication throughout the delay analysis process, this will result in documents that can be used as appendices to the expert report and withstand scrutiny by the opposing party, Tribunal, or Court.
  • A good understanding of the time constraints that are placed on expert witness work and being able to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to accept criticism well and respond positively to it. In this regard, suitable candidates must be motivated and passionate about developing their skills and delivering work of an outstanding quality.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A Degree or MSc in a relevant subject such as Civil Engineering
  • Membership of the appropriate professional body or working towards such a professional membership would be preferable. This could include ICE, MCIOB, SCL, MRICS etc. 

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company, which offers more chance and responsibility than some of the largest firms in the market, is a highly reputable disputes consultant with various industry experts, including WWL recommended experts and future leaders. They want to hire somebody who understands the benefits of working for a smaller company and will be excited with the chance to work in leading delay roles on a variety of disputes.

The client could provide flexible working hours to enable some work to be carried out from home. However, candidates must be willing to spend a least of 2-3 days each week in London as this position will involve frequent client meetings. 

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Basic Salary in the region of £55k - £90k p/a dependant on experience
+ Contribution to the candidate’s personal pension plan
+ Mobile phone
+ Relevant professional fees paid
+ Annual discretionary bonus

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