Managing Director - Planning & Delay

Nilam Modhwadia
£140k – 165k DOE
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A new and exciting Managing Director in Delay job-based in London with a specialist disputes division for a premium consultancy.

You will be involved on the operational side of managing the business as well as undertaking forensic delay analysis and Expert Witness work.

Project Details

The client prides itself on working within all sectors of the construction and engineering industry. Therefore, this role can deliver an exciting variation of project exposure on domestic and international projects.

This Managing Director role would suit current Directors who can demonstrate significant forensic delay analysis experience on live projects/contracts as well as experience acting as an Expert Witness.

Responsibilities and Duties

Specific duties will include (but are not limited to):


  • Forensic analysis in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Clear and impartial evidence for tribunals (ADR)
  • Managing and developing the planning and delay team.
  • Control, manage and report contractual obligations from procurement to final account.
  • Determine schedules, monitor programmes, and understand risks.
  • Writing reports that can be used in negotiations as well as formal dispute resolution procedures including adjudication, mediation, and litigation; created as an advocate or an assistant to a neutral expert.
  • Accurate assessments of progress
  • Partake in business development and help generate work and clients.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of experience as a construction project planner, as well as formal disputes experience working with a claims and disputes consultancy.
  • Experience testifying as an expert witness
  • Must have projects/clients you can bring into the business
  • To be able to produce programmes and schedules for live projects and be able to interpret those written by third parties.
  • Must have exceptional report writing skills.
  • Be comfortable in a client-facing role.
  • Leadership and management experience.
  • An ambitious individual looking to buy into the core values of the business and help to drive the business forward with its growth plan.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree level education in a construction-related field or similar equivalent qualification is desired.
  • Membership to a professional body such as the CIOB or CIArb would be advantageous.
  • Relevant MSc in engineering and/ or Construction Law and Disputes LLM would be a strong advantage.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Maxim Recruitment works with a range of construction dispute organisations around the world in the UK, Middle East, Hong Kong, and Asia as well as in Canada and other parts of the world.

This particular hiring company is a reputable and established consultancy, with offices across the globe offering a range of planning, quantity surveying, alternative dispute resolution, and advisory services to their clients.

This can include work in relation to disputes that are heading for adjudication and mediation.

They expect candidates to be ambitious and place the same emphasis on their self-development, investing in regular appraisals, career development and internal/external training.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • £140k – 165k (DOE)
  • Annual bonus
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Income Replacement Policy
  • Life Insurance
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours

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