Director - Delay

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Ref
MAX10202
Consultant
Nilam Modhwadia
Region
Australia
Location
Sydney, New South Wales
Salary
AUS$300k-$400k plus DOE
Job Posted
24/06/2024
Type
Permanent
Status
Live: Interviewing now

An exciting opportunity to work as a Delay Director based in Sydney, working with Delay experts in a specialist disputes division within an international multidisciplinary consultancy. Both local and international candidates are being considered. Full visa sponsorship can be provided.

Project Details

An excellent opportunity to work as a Director of Delay headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and work alongside renowned WWL-named expert witnesses.

This role would suit Directors currently working within delay disputes and can demonstrate extensive delay and disputes experience. Experience testifying would be highly preferred.

Suitable candidates will want to work for a premium international consultancy operating at the top of the specialised construction disputes industry in Australia, providing independent expert opinion on delay matters and assisting clients through challenging adjudications, arbitrations and litigations.

This Director in Delay position will provide you with the opportunity to work on high-risk, large-scale, and challenging projects in both the public and private sectors across a variety of industries: Infrastructure, rail, mining and resources, government, power and renewables, buildings , defence, health and education to name a few!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with the Australian and global delay team, which includes renowned delay experts and in consultation with members of the quantum team, you will determine the best approach to individual dispute resolution matters in order to help clients achieve the desired legal outcome. You will do this as a Director within the specialist delay division of the construction disputes business.
  • Forensic investigation of project delays.
  • The preparation of prospective and retrospective delay analyses across various 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.
  • Support junior members of staff.
  • Network with your established contacts in the legal industry.

Desired Skills and Experience

In order to have the necessary experience to undertake the Director Delay job role described above, it is expected that suitable candidates will have recent experience either as a Delay Associate Director or Director.

Testifying experience would be ideal.

  • 10+ years of experience within construction project planning/engineering and delay dispute work.
  • Experience testifying is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable skills in using relevant software tools such as: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, Suretrak and similar IT tools.
  • A demonstrable understanding of contract and law within the construction industry, with a particular understanding of matters relating to planning and delay.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills and be able to evidence the ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Experience overseeing and managing the work of junior level Planners or Delay Analysts.
  • The ability to manage multiple commissions.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including experience drafting delay-related reports or briefing documents for management or stakeholders relating to construction delay claims, or ideally for litigation/arbitration (and show demonstrable ability to write and conduct business in English)
  • An analytical mind with motivation to solve problems,

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree-level education in a construction-related field.
  • Relevant MSc in Construction Law and Disputes would be a strong advantage.
  • Ideally Chartered

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This specialist disputes division operates within one of the largest privately owned consultancies in Australia. They have over 350 staff worldwide, and are looking to sustainably grow this number across all divisions.
Not only do they have multiple offices in Australia, but also a strong presence in the Middle East and the Far East.

The consultancy provides various services alongside claims and disputes such as planning and scheduling, project controls, cost management, project management, risk management and strategic advisory services and many more.

Governmental organisations, legal professions, and large construction businesses regularly use their renowned expertise on both time and cost matters.

Full details of this premium international construction disputes specialist and their operations across the globe will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

+ Basic Salary in the region of $300k-$400k+ AUS (DOE)
+ Competitive Bonus Scheme
+ Superannuation
+Other benefits (i.e. share purchase scheme)

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