Delay Analyst

Nilam Modhwadia
North and Scotland
Manchester, Greater Manchester
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An entry-level Delay Analysis role exists in Manchester. You will work within the specialist claims and disputes division of a large multinational consultancy.

The client is looking to hire strong Project Managers or Project Planners who have had exposure to using planning software’s and delay analysis techniques as part of their traditional PM role.

This would be the ideal first step into construction disputes for Project Manager candidates with a genuine passion for transitioning into a delay analysis orientated role in the claims and disputes sector.

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.

To be eligible for this role, candidates must have at least 3-4 years in a role which has involved them using common planning software’s such as Primavera P6, Asta PowerProject and/or similar programmes.

Project Details

The hiring company is one of the largest and most reputable consultancies in the UK. They have a large claims and disputes division within their business which comprises of circa 75 members of staff operating from 6 offices around the UK.

One of the key selling points to this role is the variety of projects and disputes that you will be exposed to within this role.

The client’s brand and reputation help to consistently secure work on some of the largest and high-profile projects and disputes in the UK and Internationally.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Candidates will be expected to support senior staff on projects / assignments requiring planning and delay analysis expertise.
  • Live planning work
  • Handling delay claims on live projects,
  • Working on formal disputes that are preparing for adjudications and similar resolution techniques.
  • Assist the drafting of detailed expert witness reports for use in formal dispute resolution proceedings
  • Supporting an expert witness in arbitration and litigation proceedings.
  • Contribute to client meetings
  • Supporting colleagues with project deliverables
  • Undertaking research and development of emerging industry related technologies as well as keeping up with the developments within own technical area of expertise
  • Advise clients on problematic projects. This can often include advising on dispute avoidance tactics, as well as advising when proceeding to formal dispute proceedings is not in the client’s interest and advising on alternative resolution techniques.
  • Acting as an ambassador championing the Contract Services delivered by the consultancy in the industry.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Around 5 years of relevant construction and engineering industry experience
  • Candidates may come from a Project Management, Planning or Engineering background but must have some experience of managing programmes, using planning software and delay analysis techniques.
  • It would be beneficial but not essential for candidates to have had exposure to carrying out delay analysis on formal disputes such as adjudication, arbitration, or litigation.
  • Exposure to EOT claims is desired.
  • Candidates must be seriously motivated to progress their career in a specialist claims and disputes environment.
  • Good continuity of employment is desired by the client.
  • Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of using common planning software’s such as Primavera and Asta PowerProject, TILOS, CEMAR, Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills are required.
  • Excellent writing skills will be required.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Candidates should be degree qualified in a relevant subject.
  • Membership of a professional body is advantageous but is not essential.
  • A MSc in Construction law is desirable, but not essential. Candidates working towards this or with a desire to gain such a qualification will also be considered.

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 in the region of £40k-£60k (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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