Quantum Associate Director

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Quantum Associate Director job based London for a Quantity Surveyor to work with Quantum Experts on a range of high value international projects that are heading towards resolution through the process of arbitration or litigation

Project Details

A Quantum Associate Director job is available based in London that would be suitable for a high calibre Quantity Surveyor currently working with a major contractor on decent sized UK projects and live contracts. 
Suitable candidates will be looking to work within specialist quantum disputes consultancy and to build a career towards being a disputes and quantum expert.

Strong analytical problem solving, and communications skills are essential for this challenging construction quantum role that is a fantastic opportunity for a top end contractor or PQS Quantity Surveyor to gain access to some of the world’s most interesting and challenging construction disputes heading towards or actively being adjudicated arbitrated or litigated in the world today.

Responsibilities and Duties

As an Associate Director within the specialist Quantum division of the construction disputes business, you will work with the London quantum team, including noted quantum experts and members of the delay team, to identify the best approach to individual litigation/arbitration matters in order to assist clients in attaining the desired legal outcome.

Reporting to a Senior Associate Director in the London office, you will work to support their workload, undertaking senior quantum related duties relating to multiple arbitration, expert witness and adjudication assignments as well as support aspects of live project work relating to contract administration or other distressed project support work.

Specific Quantum Associate Director Job Duties:

  • Taking your strong Quantity Surveying background,  you will undertake the analysis of construction accounts, costs, values and payments to identify errors or opportunities
  • You will be trained to undertake technical analyses using appropriate methodologies and prepare reports on findings that can be incorporated within expert reports used in arbitrations and adjudications
  • Under supervision of the Senior Associate Director Quantum, you will be trained to write sections of quantum expert reports for checking by the Senior AD and by the quantum expert themself

Desired Skills and Experience

In order to have the necessary experience to undertake the London Associate Director Quantum job role described above, it is expected that suitable candidates will have recent experience as a Quantity Surveyor with a premium reputable UK main contractor, or possibly with a high calibre PQS/Cost Consultancy. 

In particular suitably experienced candidates for this Associate Director Quantum job role will have:

  • 3 or more years’ experience working in a relevant Quantity Surveying or cost controls capacity for a reputable contractor (possibly a premium cost consultancy company) covering both pre and post contract works and contractual matters
  • Will have had experience of overseeing and managing the commercial administration of various construction contracts, ideally with input and exposure to assessing claims for legitimacy and quantum, and having some exposure to the resolution of disputes
  • Be capable of managing, administering and understanding key forms of contract such as NEC3 ECC & PSC contracts, framework agreements, and bespoke forms of contracts (e.g. minor works and major design contracts) and be willing to learn quickly what they do not already know
  • Have some previous experience of undertaking claims assessments, undertaking dispute discussions, handling risk identification and mitigation matters, and able to begin to undertake contract reviews. 
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills including experience drafting reports, letters or briefing documents for management or stakeholders relating to construction claims or cost related matters (and show demonstrable ability to write and conduct business in English)
  • Be able to demonstrate strong skills using relevant software tools required to be able to access source data such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, Suretrak etc
  • Show the potential ability to communicate highly technical material to non-technical audience
  • 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

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management or similar
  • Be working towards a Master’s degree in a relevant construction specialism would be highly desirable, especially construction law LLM or similar
  • Working towards MRICS or MInstCES or willing to study for these qualifications in the future

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 construction disputes employer provides the specialisms of both quantum and delay services and offers independent expert opinion services to their large international client base.

They specialise in international arbitration, general commercial arbitration/litigation, forensic accounting, and other specialist services across a number of sectors.

Their experts maintain integrity, quality, and objectivity when solving complex disputes, delivering details analyses, and articulating meaningful results in a clear and concise manner. 

The experts working for this organisation have testified across the globe on many of the largest construction delay and quantum matters, and their dispute services include forensic scheduling, project cost/quantum analytics, and liability reviews. 

Full details of this premium international construction disputes specialist and their operations across Hong Kong, Asia, the UK and the USA and Canada (and worldwide) will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Generous basic salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Pension & Life & Medical Insurance

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