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Senior Associate Delay Analyst Expert Witness

Ref MAX8780 Consultant Stuart Hackett Region London Location London Salary £50k - £65k + Generous Bonus Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Job Posted 30/07/2021 Status Active: Maxim working on candidate shortlist

This role would suit candidates with a strong planning background that would like to move into a Delay related Expert Witness role.

The suitable candidate will not need any previous experience of working in the expert witness sector, as full training will be provided. However you will need a strong planning backround and have ideally have some exposure to preforming delay analysis within your previous role(s). You will also need a genuine desire to move into the expert witness sector.

In return you can expect to work for one of the leading consultancies in this specialist sector, work alongside and learn from some of the industries most respected experts. Your role will be to provide support to the lead expert by the gathering and analysing documents relating to the dispute.

Project Details

This is a particularly exciting role within the business, as you will work directly alongside the businesses lead expert. This means that you will be involved on the highest profile work within the business. The hiring company have an excellent reputation for acting in the expert role on high profile, international disputes that are preparing for arbitration or litigation.

Responsibilities and Duties

As Associate your primary responsibility will be to provide analytical support to the lead experts within the business. This is an entry level role, which comes with fantastic career progression opportunities. Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Liasing with third parties to gather relevant documents and information relating to the dispute
  • Use Planning softwares to generate relevant reports when analysing delay related issues within the dispute
  • Carrying out expert analysis to a high level of scrutiny on data and documents relating to the dispute
  • Forming an expert opinion based on your findings and presenting them internally to the lead expert
  • In time, you will be expected to draft / write sections of the expert report using appropriate structure and language
  • Expect to be cross examined internally on your findings to establish whether they stand up well to scrutiny

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Candidates must have several years experience in a Planning or similar role on large scale projects
  • Confident user of common planning softwares such as Primavera P6
  • Some experience of performing Delay Analysis within current or previous role
  • Should have previous site based experience with a good technical knowledge of projects.
  • Excellent written English skills
  • Highly analytical and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to form sound and fair opinions, backed up by evidence
  • A clear desire to work and progress within the expert witness sector

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant Degree or similar equivalent qualification is essential
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as the CIOB or similar would be advantageous
  • Further education such as MSc / LLB in Construction Law would be advantageous, but is not essential

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is a market leading construction consultancy who specialise in providing independent expert services on major international disputes. Whilst working for this employer you will gain invaluable experience by work alongside several leading industry experts.

The hiring company have proven track record of promoting internally, therefore this vacancy comes with a clear, mapped out career path. Therefore offering a fantastic career opportunity for any aspiring experts who are willing to start from an entry level role and put in the time and effort to learn the intricate details of the role and progress within the business.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

£50k - 65k (Depending on experience)
+ Pension
+ Bonus (Likely in the region of 10% - 30%)

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