Senior Delay Consultant

Nilam Modhwadia
North and Scotland
Manchester, Greater Manchester
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A new and exciting Senior Delay Consultant job based in Manchester to work with experts in a specialist disputes division for a premium consultancy.

A live repeat Maxim client is seeking an ambitious Senior Planner, who can join their team of expert staff providing a range of planning and alternative dispute resolution services to their clients.

This Senior Consultant role is suitable for a Planning/ Delay candidate who has experience in both live project controls work, and disputes work and is seeking progression in an established and thriving consultancy.

This Manchester based Senior Planner position would particularly suit any planners with a passion for specialising in dispute resolution work and gaining more frequent exposure to forensic planning and delay analysis.

Some exposure to carrying out delay analysis within your previous roles would be required, however full training can be given to develop your skills in this area.

Project Details

The client prides itself on working within all sectors of the construction and engineering industry. Therefore, this role can deliver an exciting variation of project exposure on domestic and international projects.

This role would suit Consultants currently working within delay disputes, Delay Senior Consultants as well as Senior Planning Engineers/ Senior Planners who are seeking progression within disputes and can demonstrate significant delay experience on live projects/contracts.

This Senior Planner job role will include, live project planning, project control and retrospective delay analysis, alternative dispute resolution and contract administration.

You will gain regular exposure to supporting the expert witness on projects that are experiencing significant disputes and potentially preparing for mediation and adjudication, as well as carrying out a more traditional planning role.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a part of this senior Planner job, you will be given the chance to work autonomously on projects, as well as supporting senior delay experts in individual arbitration matters to assist clients in acquiring the desired legal outcome.
Specific duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Forensic analysis in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) 
  • Clear and impartial evidence for tribunals (ADR)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Contract Administration
  • Control, manage and report contractual obligations from procurement to final account. 
  • Determine schedules, monitor programmes, and understand risks. 
  • Writing reports that can be used in negotiations as well as formal dispute resolution procedures including adjudication, mediation, and litigation; created as an advocate or an assistant to a neutral expert.
  • Accurate assessments of progress 
  • Assist in coaching Junior staff and developing the Planning team.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience as a construction project planner, with some exposure to and experience of delay analysis job duties & able to undertake basic tasks unassisted to a high standard.
  • Pre and post contract Planning experience on large-scale, complex projects
  • To be able to produce programmes and schedules for live projects and be able to interpret those written by third parties. 
  • Have an understanding and hopefully some experience of how to prove entitlement for extensions of times (EOT) claims.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Primavera P6 or Asta Powerproject, or both.
  • Must have exceptional writing skills and able to contribute to reports where necessary, including the use of persuasive language.
  • Be comfortable in a client facing role. 
  • An ambitious individual looking to buy into the core values of the business and help to drive the business forward with its growth plan

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree level education in a construction related field or similar equivalent qualification is desired.
  • Membership to a professional body such as the CIOB or CIArb would be advantageous.
  • Relevant MSc in engineering and/ or Construction Law and Disputes LLM would be a strong advantage.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Maxim Recruitment works with a range of construction dispute organisations around the world in the UK, Middle East, Hong Kong and Asia as well as in Canada and other parts of the world.

This particular hiring company is a reputable and established consultancy, with offices across the globe offering a range of planning, quantity surveying, alternative dispute resolution and advisory services to their clients. This can include work in relation to disputes that are heading for adjudication and mediation.

The successful Planner will work alongside highly reputable experts on an appealing variety of projects and disputes. This role will be a great career move for any aspiring Planner who wishes to gain more exposure to delay analysis and is perhaps seeking a construction disputes career.

They expect candidates to be ambitious and place the same emphasis on their self-development, investing in regular appraisals, career development and internal/external training.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • £55k - £80k (Depending on experience)
  • Bonus (Circa 4% annually)
  • 20 – 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, increasing with length of service
  • Pension (Employer 5% contribution
  • Discretionary annual pay review
  • Support with RICS chartership
  • Social responsibility and social events days

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