Senior Consultant - Delay Analyst

Nilam Modhwadia
Up to £90,000 DOE
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A bespoke, London based construction claims and disputes consultancy searching for a senior level Delay Consultant to join their growing team.

This role would particularly suit candidates currently working for traditional contractors, consultancies, or client organisations in a role where they have had significant exposure to carrying out delay analysis and using planning software such as Primavera and Asta Powerproject and Microsoft Project.

This construction Delay Analyst job is perfect for candidates with the above experience who want to specialise in a delay analysis role and pursue a long-term career in claims and disputes.

The successful applicant will be required to work on a variety of commissions as part of a growing team of planners and delay analysis.

Project Details

The hiring company offers a range of specialist consultancy services to its clients who are experiencing problems in their projects and do not have the in-house expertise to resolve them favourably.

Services can include:

  • Advisory services in relation to dispute avoidance and dispute resolution
  • Preparation of claims
  • Negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes
  • Support and representation in mediation and adjudication

Due to the nature of the services this employer offers, appointed candidates will gain exposure to a unique issues relating to construction disputes, especially within the building construction and high value residential high rise construction market.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Delay Analysis Senior Consultant Job Duties comprise:

  • Forensic investigation of project delays.
  • The preparation of perspective and retrospective delay analyses across a wide variety of construction and engineering projects. This will include the assimilation of technical information along with evidence of delays and the presentation of information in both programmes and reports.
  • Preparing programmes for new construction projects and the monitoring and resequencing of existing programmes to ensure live works are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • The preparation of written reports for use in negotiation, as well as formal dispute resolution processes such as mediation, adjudication, and litigation; prepared as either advocate or assistant to an independent expert.
  • Preparation or defence of extension of time claims on behalf of employers, main contractors, and sub-contractors.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a construction project planner, with significant exposure to and experience of delay analysis job duties & able to undertake basic tasks unassisted to a high standard
  • The ability to use planning software such as Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject and Microsoft Project to extract key information and use to build an evidence based case regarding causes of delay
  • A good working knowledge of various standard forms of contract, including NEC and JCT.
  • A degree of understanding of contract and law within the construction industry, with a particular understanding of matters in relation to planning and delay.
  • Excellent team working skills along with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and circumstances.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree level education in a construction related field.
  • Relevant MSc in engineering and/ or Construction Law and Disputes would be a strong advantage.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This employer is London based, and is a bespoke claims and disputes consultancy work

They are a well-established, growing business with an expert team of staff which includes accredited mediators, qualified adjudicators and practicing expert witnesses.

They have a strong network within the legal profession and are regularly approached by the lawyers and solicitors of domestic and international construction companies to provide support and guidance on problem projects. 

They enjoy doing a lot of work for residential developers and contractors undertaking high end residential and mixed use medium and high rise projects.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Basic salary in the region of £70,000 to £90,000 depending on quality and extend of experience in this role
+ Pension
+ Bonus
+ Support with further qualifications
+ Hybrid working

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