Delay Associate Director

Steve Thomas
£95,000 to £120,000
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Our client is a bespoke, London based claims and disputes consultancy searching for an Associate Director level Delay Analyst to join their growing team.

This company specialises in building related projects and their related delays and construction claims.

This role would suit experienced delay analysts that have acted in a specialist delay orientated claims and disputes role for a number of years and are ready to move from Senior Consultant or Managing Consultant into an Associate Director level role with all the related responsibilities.

In this Associate Director Delay job role, you will be operating at a senior level with the ability to seamlessly slot into this organisation and manage multiple commissions autonomously. You will have had significant exposure to delay related claims work and ideally have had some exposure to formal disputes such as adjudications, arbitrations and/or litigation related work.

Project Details

The hiring company offers a range of specialist consultancy services to its clients, most of whom are major players within building contracting or management contracting sector within the London and/or south east England region. 

These reputable national and international contractors will be experiencing problems with delays on an important and large sized project and do not have the in-house expertise available at the right level to resolve them favourably.

As Delay Associate Director, through your employer you will provide the building contractors with services that can include:

  • Advisory services in relation to dispute avoidance and dispute resolution
  • Strategic leadership and practical help to prepare claims
  • Assist with the negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes
  • Provide support and representation in mediation and adjudication as required
  • Where needed, the company can provide Expert Witness and advisory services for arbitration and litigation proceedings if needed

Due to the nature of the services that this leading claims and dispute employer offers, candidates employed will gain exposure to a a wide range of scenarios and situations that require careful problem identification and solving and that will offer great challenges and satisfaction once successfully completed.

Responsibilities and Duties

As the Delay Associate Director, reporting to one of the senior Directors, you will be responsible for the:

  • Forensic investigation of project delays.
  • The preparation of prospective and retrospective delay analyses across a wide variety of construction and engineering projects to include the assimilation of technical information along with evidence of delays and the presentation of information in both programmes and reports.
  • The preparation of written reports for use in negotiation, as well as formal dispute resolution processes such as mediation, adjudication and litigation; prepared as either advocate or assistant to an independent expert.
  • Preparation or defence of extension of time claims on behalf of employers, main contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Working independently or with client teams to carry out ‘live’ planning assistance.
  • Preparing programmes for new construction projects and the monitoring and resequencing of existing programmes to ensure live works are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A relevant construction degree.
  • A minimum three years’ experience as a construction project planner.
  • The ability to use planning software such as Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject and Microsoft Project.
  • A good working knowledge of various standard forms of contract, including NEC and JCT.
  • A demonstrable understanding of contract and law within the construction industry, with a particular understanding of matters relating to planning and delay.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • The ability to work and organise multiple commissions.
  • An excellent knowledge of construction techniques.
  • A detailed understanding of different methods of delay analysis and the ability to apply those methodologies, both prospectively and retrospectively.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant construction degree.
  • Studying towards or achieved a higher qualification in construction law or similar equivalent is desired.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as CIArb, MCIOB or similar equivalents could be advantageous

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This Maxim Recruitment client of many years, is a London based, bespoke claims and disputes consultancy with circa 25 staff. They are a well-established and growing business with an expert team which includes accredited mediators, qualified adjudicators and practicing expert witnesses.

They have a strong network within the legal profession and are regularly approached by the lawyers and solicitors of domestic and international construction companies to provide support and guidance on problem projects, particularly in relation to building construction projects.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Basic salary in the region of £95,000 to £120,000 depending on experience at this level
+ Pension
+ Bonus

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