Senior Claims Consultant

Adam Cadwaladr
North and Scotland
£45k - £50k + package
Job Posted

A leading Claims and Expert Witness consultancy are seeking a Senior Consultant with a strong Quantity Surveying background to join a growing team in their Sheffield office. The ideal candidate will be a Senior Quantity Surveyor with site based experience and a well rounded knowledge of the Quantity Surveying role who has an interest in getting into Expert Witness or general claims and dispute work.

Previous Claims or Expert Witness experience is not required as full training and support in this field will be given. The transition from Quantity Surveying to Claims and Expert Witness work is thought to be relatively simple for Quantity Surveyor's who fully understand Cost Plans and Variations and are able to look at these at a highly analytical level. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best in the business whilst being exposed to exciting claims and disputes on a variety of projects.

Responsibilities and Duties

The role available is to work as a Senior Consultant within the business providing support to a Director on claims & disputes in the construction market. A large amount of your time will be spent analysing documents at an expert level and assessing any grounds for negligence or unreasonable pricings and reporting these findings.

The majority of this work will relate to the adjudication, litigation and negotiation stages of claims, as well as providing expertise as a consultant over the life cycle of a project. During a year, you will likely be involved on multiple projects and the role will offer exposure to an exciting variety of projects and disputes.

Desired Skills and Experience

  •  Strong knowledge and understanding of typical Quantity Surveying duties including cost plans and variations is essential
  •  Experience of working on site for either a Consultancy or Contractor in construction is essential
  •  Some knowledge of Expert Witness or Claims work would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided
  •  All sector experience in considered due to variety of works
  •  Willingness to learn
  •  Eager to work as an Expert Witness or Claims professional
  •  Knowledge of the NEC contract is preferable

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  •  Qualified to degree level or similar equivalent is desired
  •  Membership to a professional body such as the RICS or similar equivalent

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company is a leading Claims, Expert Witness and specialist dispute company that work on projects in various project sectors. They predominantly work in the Adjudication/Litigation/Negotiation stages of disputes on projects and provide their expertise to clients in regards to claims, as well as providing advice over the life cycle of a project as consultants. Headed up by Directors with experience of working for some of the most reputable brands in the business, they retain much of their work from previous engagements on projects and hold a very good reputation in the market place. Working on projects across numerous sectors and locations, they provide great project exposure and an opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

The company offer a competitive salary and package.

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