Director - Quantum Expert

Nilam Modhwadia
South West and Wales
Up to £150k DOE
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An exciting Quantum Director job in the construction sector to join a large multidisciplinary consultancy in their Bristol office.

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 Quantum analysis skills.

Project Details

This role would suit Directors currently working within a disputes consultancy, and can demonstrate extensive quantum experience.

Candidates for Director level construction dispute appointments will have a well-established network of legal professionals and will be able to use their network to be able to develop and generate new dispute work for their employer.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working as a Quantum Expert in the Bristol office, you will work with the Quantum team to prepare analysis and expert reports for high value and complex arbitration and litigation proceedings.

  • Lead the drafting of detailed expert witness reports for use in formal dispute resolution proceedings
  • Lead development of a contract and commercial strategy to successfully recover performance of distressed project or major programmes in line with Client outcomes
  • Review and assess contemporaneous project records to establish quantum associated with claims and/or disputes
  • Quantum Forensic analysis of tender, contract, and claims documentation
  • Effective stakeholder management with the Client and at all levels of the supply-chain, chairing meetings with the Client and other advisors as necessary
  • Critically analyse project and major programme performance, identifying root cause of those elements in distress
  • Providing strategic advice at all stages of the construction life cycle
  • Proactively manage cashflow.
  • Review and assess contemporaneous project records to establish quantum associated with claims and/or disputes
  • Experience in developing and pursuing claims up or down the supply-chain
  • Undertaking research and development of emerging industry related technologies as well as keeping up with the developments within own technical area of expertise
  • Manage, support and guide Junior staff working with you on specific tasks
  • Supporting the interface with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.
  • Winning and delivering new work for the employer.
  • Acting as an ambassador championing the Contract Services delivered by the consultancy in the industry.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant construction and engineering industry experience
  • Experience of having worked on claims matters working on major or complex projects in a QS, contract administration or engineering role prior to specialising in Quantum related matters
  • Familiarity with claims and formal dispute proceedings.
  • Be able to lead a dispute, testify, be cross-examined
  • Experience in performing detailed Quantum Forensic Analysis is expected
  • Ability to bring in new clients and work.
  • Good knowledge of common contracts such as NEC and JCT & FIDIC
  • Knowledge of relevant applications and technologies in the quantity surveying, commercial management industry, for example BCIS, Cost-X, CEMAR
  • Experience in leading the pursuit of claims up or down the supply-chain, leading to successful negotiated resolution of the same
  • Ability to understand and articulate Client requirements and their desired outcomes
  • Strong report writing skills are essential and candidates who can demonstrate prior report writing evidence will be looked upon very positively.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management or a similar degree in construction
  • Master’s degree in applicable construction specialism, highly preferable a construction law LLM or similar.
  • Ideally MRICS, MInstCES or equivalent qualified or working towards Chartership

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.

A full client employer profile will be provided to applicants shortlisted for interview.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Competitive salary up to £150k (DOE)
  • Car allowance
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of 8 Bank holidays.
  • Pension scheme with the employer matching contributions up to 5%
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Health insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Personal accident cover

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