Quantum Consultant

Nilam Modhwadia
Central London
up to £75k DOE
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A Quantum Consultant role within the quantum division of one of the most reputable construction disputes consultancies operating in London.

This is an entry-level Quantum role within their business unit and would likely suit candidates who have had at least some exposure to claims in their role as a Quantity Surveyor and have a strong passion and desire to start a career in construction disputes.

This experience could have been gained whilst working in a similar role with a specialist consultancy, or potentially within a main contractor, sub-contractor or consultancy.

The successful candidate will work alongside industry leading, Who’s Who Legal expert witnesses and support them in the forensic quantum analysis relating to high-profile, international disputes.

The employer will allow you to split your time between being based in their stylish and spacious office based in London, and from home.

Project Details

The hiring company have a fantastic reputation for working on some of the largest, high-profile, international construction disputes.

Whilst you will be working on international disputes, all work can realistically be carried out from a combination of the office and home. International travel is extremely rare.

The company largely offer expert witness services to a single party, or multiple party involved in disputes which are preparing for dispute proceedings such as arbitration, litigation, and adjudication etc.

Such disputes can relate to projects across all sectors of the construction industry, including building projects, civil engineering projects and oil & gas projects.

Within this role, you can expect to gain exposure to assisting an expert witness in carrying out forensic analysis relating to quantum issues on projects across a variety of sectors.

Responsibilities and Duties

The purpose of this role will be to provide high-level analytical support to the lead expert witness on specific areas of a single or multiple disputes.

Your analysis and conclusions will contribute to a wider expert report which the lead testifying expert will be creating throughout this process.

Typical duties will include:

  • Working closely under the guidance of the lead testifying expert and managerial staff to carry out of analysis required to make factual conclusions relating to the dispute.
  • You will often be given the task of looking into specific issue(s) or area(s) of the dispute to work on as your contribution to the expert analysis and report. To achieve this, you will be given clear instructions and guidance as to how to carry out the analysis and be left to your own initiative to conclude the task and report your findings.
  • You will be responsible for forensically analysing a variety of sources of information and documentation relating to the dispute, including emails, meeting minutes, invoices and contracts to gather the information you require to carry out your analysis.
  • You will be required to present your analysis and conclusions in a variety of methods to accurately and clearly reflect the work that you have carried out.
  • You may be asked to contribute to the drafting of sections of the expert report. All work carried out must be done to the highest level of accuracy and presented flawlessly.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A foundation of experience on large, complex projects spent as a Quantity Surveyor or similar commercial role is essential. Ideally more than two years.
  • A good understanding of the technical side of projects and the standard methods of building.
  • Fully experienced in how a variety of projects are priced.
  • Experience with Extension of Time Claims, Variations and Compensation Events.
  • Experienced and capable of managing, administering and understanding key forms of contract.
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English; and an understanding of the importance to presenting work in a highly accurate manner.
  • Methodical and Analytical approach to work and the ability to forensically analyse large sections of data in varying forms.
  • Excellent IT skills and the ability to use MS Excel to a high level.
  • Experience of quantum analysis
  • Driven and ambitious, with a clear focus on specializing and developing your experience in a specialist construction disputes-focused role.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant Construction Degree or similar equivalent qualification.
  • Additional qualifications and professional memberships relating to construction law could be advantageous but are not essential.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

You will work as part of a team of quantum and delay construction disputes out of their London office.

Your team will be a small team within a larger, corporate multidisciplinary consultancy with numerous international offices located in Europe, Asia and North America.

The business has a very international feel to it, due to the fact they work on some of the largest and most reputable construction disputes in the World.

You will work alongside several industry-leading experts who are Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recommended.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Up to £75k (DOE)
+ Competitive annual bonus
+ Market-leading pension scheme
+ Private Health and Dental Care

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