Senior Consultant Delay Analyst

Steve Thomas
Circa £50k - £65k + Bonus
Job Posted

Our client is a bespoke, London based claims and disputes consultancy searching for a Senior Consultant level Delay Analyst 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 a number of years experience carrying out delay analysis for claims and using planning software’s such as Primavera and Asta Powerproject and Microsoft Project.

The vacancy on offer would be perfect for candidates with the above experience who have perhaps built up a strong portfolio of work in claims and/or disputes and now want to work for a more specialist consultancy carrying out delay analysis on a more regular basis.

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
  • Expert Witness and advisory services for arbitration and litigation

Due to the nature of the services this employer offers, candidates will gain exposure to a unique issues on a wide range of projects varying across all sectors of the construction industry.

Responsibilities and Duties

Candidates at this level are not expected to have carried out all of the following duties previously. However,  you must have had a good exposure to dealing with delay related claims issues within their previous roles. Further training and support can be provided to develop your skills into a more rounded delay analyst moving forward.

A snapshot of your duties and responsibilities within this role include.

  • Forensic investigation of project delays.
  • The preparation of prospective 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.
  • Working independently or with client teams to carry out ‘live’ planning assistance.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Likely to come from a project planning background to have the necessary skills to carry out this role. Ideally a minimum of several years in a planning role would be desired.
  • Must have prior experience of using at least one (ideally a combination) of the following planning software’s on a regular basis (Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject or Microsoft Project).
  • A strong understanding of contract and law within the construction industry, with a particular understanding of matters relating to planning and delay.
  • Have a good working knowledge of standard forms of contract. Most importantly JCT or NEC.
  • Strong written skills are imperative to succeed in this role and candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate a high level of ability in this area.
  • Strong client facing and presentation skills are also essential.
  • Adaptable and hungry to continue learning. For example, learning new varieties of contract, analysis techniques and claims and dispute related trends.
  • The ability to work on multiple commissions concurrently.
  • A high level of knowledge of construction techniques.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant construction degree.
  • Studying towards or achieved a higher qualification in construction law or similar equivalent could would be advantageous, but is not essential.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is a London based, bespoke claims and disputes consultancy with circa 25 staff. 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.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Basic salary in the region of £50k - £65k depending on experience at this level
+ Pension
+ Bonus

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