Senior Consultant - Planning and Delay

Nilam Modhwadia
North and Scotland
Warrington, Cheshire
up to £90k DOE
Job Posted
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A highly reputable claims and disputes is looking to hire a Senior Delay Consultant to be based in Warrington.
The successful candidate will likely be an existing Delay Analyst who has worked for a consultancy providing dispute resolution services.

Alternatively, this role would also suit a construction professional from a contracting background, who has had some exposure to claims and disputes work within their role. and is now interested in joining a specialist claims and disputes consultancy where they can develop their skills and career within the claims and disputes sector.

If this sounds like you, then this position could be a great career move. In return, you will work for a reputable consultancy with a highly experienced senior management team where you can expect to be involved in claims, disputes (largely adjudications) and expert witness work going forward.

Project Details

In this line of work, it is common to gain exposure to a wide variety of assignments. This can include projects in multiple sectors, as well as working with a number of unique clients, including main contractors, sub-contractors and client organisations.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a Senior Delay Consultant you will report directly to the Managing Director and provide support to senior management on more complex disputes work, as well as being charged with running your own assignments with clients relating to claims on live projects.

You will be expected to provide all of the following services within this role. However, some you will be expected to carry out independently, whilst others in a more supporting role to a senior manager:

  • Collaborate with the Delay Analysts at to offer support on disputed and time-related issues.
  • Reviewing construction programmes and offering guidance on them.
  • Helping clients avoid conflicts by offering expert, commercially focused counsel.
  • Providing support to clients on matters related to delay and loss.
  • Collaborate with the commercial experts to offer support on disputed and non-controversial time-related issues.
  • Provide timely and delay-related coaching and training to numerous clients.
  • Report writing and representation of clients in tribunals.
  • Collaborate with solicitors offering expert support in construction-related disputes
  • Business Development

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Approximately 10 years postgraduate experience in the construction industry.
  • The chosen applicant will have prior experience working in live planning and programming roles for contracting organisations or delay analysis work at a disputes consultancy. Experience of both would be highly advantageous.
  • Familiarity with Programmes and Programming Software.
  • Ability to use some or all of the following software: P6, Asta Powerproject, MS Project
  • Some formal involvement in managing or supporting in a formal dispute (adjudication, arbitration, litigation etc.) would be advantageous, but is not essential
  • Well-presented and articulate individual with the ability to thrive in a client-facing role and communicate effectively with the client
  • Good experience/knowledge of standard forms of contract such as NEC and JCT is essential
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Qualified to degree level
  • A Masters in Construction Law would be desirable. Candidates working towards either of these may be considered also.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is a multi-disciplinary construction consulting firm with a focus on risk analysis and mitigation, expert witness, coaching, training, project management, commercial management, and dispute avoidance.

Since its founding, the company has built a solid and expanding clientele. It is ideally situated to offer clients across the country a high calibre of service, with multiple office sites around the United Kingdom.

The business is headed up by a highly respected senior management team who can provide excellent guidance and support to the successful candidate in their professional career development.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Basic Salary up to £90k (DOE)
+ Car allowance
+ Pension
+ Discretionary Bonus
+ Support towards further qualifications
+ Hybrid working Opportunity

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