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  • Salary: £55,000 to 65,000 basic, plus car and benefits
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Senior Consultant (Quantum, Dispute Resolution)
Glasgow, Scotland

 

Our client is a consultancy firm specialising in expert witness and dispute resolution services to the construction and engineering industries. This long established organisation focuses on providing a range of high level services to a broad range of construction and engineering clients which include Law Firms, owners, main contractors.

 

It’s office in Scotland employs both Experts and consultants focussed on both Delay and Disruption and Quantum related disputes. Having had a very busy year the team are stretched because of a high workload continuing in Quantum. They therefore are seeking to employ a new member of the team, ideally someone from a QS background, who has experience of managing claims or a keen interest in moving into this area.

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally at least part of your experience will have been spent working for a contractor in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector
•An interest in in dispute resolution, legal services, claims, arbitration and expert witness work is desirable.
•Ideally c10 years post qualification experience with at least 5 spent delivering projects on site.
•Ideally you will have experience of working on projects valued £25m upwards.
•Degree qualified in quantity surveying and preferably MRICS / FRICS
•A willingness to work toward adding additional legal qualifications or already with these
•Someone with a forensic mind and good attention to detail.
•You should possess excellent written and verbal English language, communication and presentation skills.
•A people person, a team player and someone enthusiastic with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career in Dispute Resolution.
•Good IT skills (Excel and Word) preferred

 

All applications treated in strict confidence.

  • Salary: £45,000 to 60,000 basic plus Bonus, Pension & Benefits
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Consultant (Delay)
£45,000 to 60,000 basic plus Bonus, Pension & Benefits
Glasgow, Scotland

 

Our client is a global forensic consultancy specialising in expert witness and dispute resolution services to the construction and engineering industries. This global organisation focuses on providing a range of high level services to a broad range of construction and engineering clients which include Law Firms, owners, main contractors.
It is one of the most prestigious of its type globally.

 

It’s office in Scotland employs Experts and consultants focussed on both Delay and Disruption and Quantum related disputes. They are currently looking to hire a new member of the Planning and Delay Analysis team, ideally someone from a Planning, Construction Management or Engineering background, who has experience of on-site construction planning and an interest in making the transition into dispute resolution long term as a career.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Supporting Delay and Planning specialist experts on major construction and engineering project disputes
•Helping to provide analysis and support on a range of Project/Dispute-related EOT/Planning work on projects across a range of sectors and industries.
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes.
•Undertaking additional legal qualifications.

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally at least part of your experience will have been spent working as Planner for a contractor in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector
•An interest in in dispute resolution, legal services, claims, arbitration or expert witness work.
•Ideally 5 years post qualification experience with at least 3 spent delivering projects on site.
•Degree qualified in engineering, construction management or similar
•Someone with a forensic mind and good attention to detail.
•You should possess excellent written and verbal English language skills
•A people person, a team player and someone enthusiastic with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career in Dispute Resolution.
•Good Planning software knowledge including ideally Primavera, ASTA and MS Project

 

All applications treated in the strictest confidence. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Salary: C £90,000 plus bonus depending on experience
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Associate Director (Quantum)
Scotland
C £90,000 plus bonus depending on experience

 

North Gate are working closely with the Directors of one of a highly respected Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution consultancy. Whilst many specialist construction firms offer these services few operate at the level of our client. Their track record and resources are second to none, employing some of the most high profile expert witnesses in construction practising today.

 

This business has been on a continuous upward curve for several years and currently boasts one of the strongest, most dynamic teams in the global market. With business opportunities continuing to present themselves they are keen to strengthen their modest sized but high quality team in Scotland.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Undertaking expert witness work either as the named expert or supporting other experts
•Forensic quantum analysis of claims and contentious issues arising on major projects
•Working in teams to advise high profile clients on major projects, some £1BN + in size, often handling disputes valued over £100M.
•Contributing to business development through representation and marketing
•Helping to mentor, guide and develop less experienced team members to reach their potential.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified with additional qualifications / affiliations in construction law
•Experience of supporting / being the named expert witness or with aspirations to be an expert
•Experience across the lifecycle of an arbitration
•Ideally 2 years + experience of working as a consultant or equivalent within a respected construction / engineering practice, dispute resolution or management consultancy
•Ideally you at least part of your experience will have been spent on site for a main contractor Someone positive minded and hard working who aspires to be the best

 

All applications treated strictly confidential, further information is available.

 

  • Salary: £60,000 to £90,000 basic plus bonus
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Senior Consultant (Delay Analysis)
Glasgow, Scotland
£60,000 to £90,000 basic plus bonus

 

Our client is a consultancy firm specialising in expert witness and dispute resolution services to the construction and engineering industries. This long established organisation focuses on providing a range of high level services to a broad range of construction and engineering clients which include Law Firms, owners, main contractors.

 

In Scotland it employs both Experts and consultants focussed on both Delay and Disruption and Quantum related disputes. Having had a very busy year the team are stretched because of a high workload in Delay related litigation and claims. They therefore are seeking to employ a new member of this team, someone from a Planning background, who has experience of either managing or defending EOT or delay related claims, experience of supporting expert witnesses or exposure to this type of work within a main contractor and a keen interest in moving into Dispute Resolution and Expert Services full time.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Delivering high quality dispute related advice to contractors, law firms and employers on high value projects and complex planning disputes.
•Supporting expert witnesses or providing expert advice and working as a team on a range of Project/Dispute-related EOT/Planning work.
•Visiting and assessing clients problems before putting together a claims strategy and defence.
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Litigation support and arbitration work

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally at least part of your experience will have been spent working for a contractor in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector
•Experienced in one or all of delay analysis, dispute resolution/avoidance processes, claims, arbitration, expert witness work.
•Ideally c10 years post qualification experience with at least 5 spent delivering projects on site.
•Ideally you will have experience of working on projects valued £25m upwards.
•Degree qualified in engineering, construction management or similar ideally with additional legal qualification or a willingness to work toward these
•Someone with a forensic mind and good attention to detail.
•You should possess excellent written and verbal English language skills
•A people person, a team player and someone enthusiastic with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career in Dispute Resolution.
•Good Planning software knowledge including ideally Primavera, ASTA and MS Project

 

All applications treated in strict confidence.

  • Salary: £55,000 to 65,000 basic, plus car and benefits
  • Location: North East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Senior Consultant
Manchester / Leeds / Newcastle
£55,000 to 65,000 basic, plus car and benefits

 

North Gate are proud to support one of the world’s leading global Construction Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness consultancies as it looks to enrich and develop its UK & European businesses at Senior Consultant level due to a number of promotions internally and a year of work booked ahead.

 

We are looking for an individual from a QS or Quantum background, with a genuine interest in Dispute Resolution, with a good level of education behind them that can demonstrate a passion for forensic, investigative work. You may already be working as a consultant in these areas, or perhaps experienced QS with the aptitude and interest in claims who is ready for a new career in professional services.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Providing detailed analysis and professional advice in relation to contentious matters on behalf of main contractors, client businesses and law firms
•Supporting Expert Witnesses and writing / assisting with writing Expert reports in arbitration and litigation
•Researching, analysing and drafting reports analysing cost related matters on major construction claims
•Drafting high quality contractual narrative’s and investigative reports in the defence or pursuit of claims
•Acting as an ambassador of the business via good client relationship management, and attending industry related functions
•Working with the support of the UK team and business to develop your skills across different areas of dispute advisory work and work towards being an arbitrator or expert.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified in a Cost/QS related degree with ideally either additional legal qualifications or a willingness to gain this if supported by the organisation.
•Ideally you will be chartered or happy to work towards this
•We are looking for someone with a real interest and desire to work alongside the best in this unique specialist area of construction consultancy.
•Someone with a passion for dispute resolution and / or a genuine interest in moving into it as a full time, long term, career move.
•You will have ideally spent at least 5 years with a main contractor as a QS working on major / large scale projects across either / or civil engineering, power and process, Rail, Oil & Gas or Building.
•Exposure to or direct experience of working on construction and/or engineering claims

Working knowledge of some or all of FIDIC / NEC / JCT / D&B / EPC forms of contracts

  • Salary: £75,000 to £100,000 plus bonus & benefits
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Associate Director (Delay Analysis)
Manchester, UK
£75,000 to £100,000 plus bonus & benefits

 

Our client, a leading construction and engineering professional services firm, seeks to recruit an experienced Delay Analyst and Forensic Planner for their prestigious expert witness and dispute resolution business. Based in one of its northern UK offices, this role requires someone with a background in planning and / or programme management, who has gained experience as a consultant advising on retrospective planning issues, EOT related claims and claims / arbitrations involving time / program / scheduling issues.

 

This is a market leading firm, at the top end in terms of the clients in supports, the staff it retains, the services it offers and the reputation it has established over the past 20 years. The team in the North West is made up of some great personalities and talented individuals; however they feel at mid management, where this role sits, that there is a need for strengthening due to heavy workload and to balance the team.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Working as part of the overall team to provide advice and analysis on claims / disputes in respect to planning/ time issues on major projects.
•Aiding in the development and leadership of junior team members
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value disputes
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Supporting expert witnesses in arbitration and / or working as a named expert witness.
•Business development and marketing, contributing on delay and project planning related matters at talks and seminars

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified ideally in construction management, engineering, project management, building, MCIOB or similar.
•A career demonstrating progression, loyalty and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Demonstrable track record of working as a Delay Analyst and ideally supporting expert witnesses in arbitration
•Keen interest in dispute resolution, construction law and planning
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta Powerproject or Primavera P6.
•At least some of your experience will likely to have been on site in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

All applications and enquiries are treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: £130,000 to £160,000 basic salary plus benefits
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Expert Witness, Delay)
£130,000 to £160,000 basic salary plus benefits, Bonus scheme
Liverpool, UK

 

Our client are an established leading global Construction Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness consultancy. A leader in its field across the globe it boasts a significant team in the North West of England.

 

Currently the business employs a range of experienced Planning Consultants and Delay Analysts, including a number of Expert Witnesses, however they feel this team would benefit from another Leader to help with the development of the business and equally to help manage a heavy workload and growing client base in this region. They ideally require an Expert Witness experienced in Delay & Disruption matters willing to work permanently in the North West and to help champion this aspect of the business in the region.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Providing Expert Witness testimony and support to a broad client base in construction and engineering
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes
•Become a key member of the management team in the North West
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes
•Business development and contributing to marketing the business domestically
•Assisting with development of new and existing staff in planning and delay analysis.

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally degree qualified with additional qualifications in construction law with relevant affiliations.
•A career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Someone used to working closely with high profile construction lawyers, contractors or clients.
•Someone who has been cross-examined or understands the court process and can be put forward as the named Delay Expert.
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta Powerproject or Primavera P6.
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes, construction law.
•A confident and articulate communicator with high level verbal and written English language ability
•Background likely to have been at a senior or management level within a claims & dispute resolution consultancy or in house for a client in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

All applications treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Salary: C £55,000 to £75,000 plus Company Car, Pension, Discretionary Bonus, Benefits
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Senior Consultant (Quantum, Dispute Resolution)
Manchester / Liverpool
C £55,000 to £75,000 plus Company Car, Pension, Discretionary Bonus, Benefits

 

Our client is a consultancy firm specialising in expert witness and dispute resolution services to the construction and engineering industries. This long established organisation focuses on providing a range of high level services to a broad range of construction and engineering clients which include Law Firms, owners, main contractors.
They are a growing and evolving business and currently looking to recruit an additional member of the Quantum team in the north west. Ideally someone from a QS background, with additional legal qualifications and who has previous experience of managing or defending claims and with a keen interest in dispute resolution and expert witness consultancy as a career path.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Delivering high quality commercial advice on quantum / commercial / contractual matters to new and existing clients that include main contractors, law firms and employers on high value projects and disputes.
•Managing and preparing claims, providing support to Expert Witnesses and assisting the Directors on a range of Project/Dispute-related work.

 

Requirements

 

•Someone experience in quantum analysis and quantum related claims management
•Ideally at least part of your experience will have been spent working for a contractor in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector
•An interest in in dispute resolution, legal services, claims, arbitration and expert witness work
•Ideally c10 years post qualification experience with at least 5 spent delivering projects on site.
•Degree qualified in quantity surveying and preferably MRICS
•A willingness to work toward adding additional legal qualifications or already with these
•Someone with a forensic mind, and a good problem solver.
•You should possess excellent written and verbal English language, communication and presentation skills.
•A team player with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career with a business at the forefront of the industry.

 

All applications treated in strict confidence.

  • Salary: £60,000 to £75,000, Benefits package, Bonus & Pension
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Senior Consultant (Delay & Planning)
£60,000 to £75,000, Benefits package, Bonus & Pension
Liverpool, UK

 

We are currently working with a well-known International Dispute Resolution Consultancy to assist in recruiting two new team members for its Planning business. The role will involve working alongside other experienced delay analysts and experts in planning on a range of planning, project controls and delay & disruption related assignments including assisting in arbitrations. The business is well known in the provision of claims, expert witness, commercial and planning services to the construction, engineering and power industries and currently well positioned for growth. There is a good spirit amongst the team and the role will prove interesting and varied for the successful candidate with the chance to take their career further in this specialist arena.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Assisting in the preparation of Expert reports and writing / preparing claims /defence
•Carrying out planning audits and preparing recovery schedules
•Pursuit or defence of delay claims including: Advising clients on commercial strategy, and planning related risks and opportunities
•Working with legal counsel and supporting expert witnesses in arbitration and litigation.
•Developing and writing claim particulars, including necessary factual research
•Dispute avoidance and project management
•Meeting with clients and client solicitors in connection with dispute related matters

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

•Professionally qualified ideally with additional relevant qualifications or affiliations or a willingness to gain these
•At least part of your experience should stem from working as a Planner or Engineer on site delivering live projects through to financial close
•Ideally some experience of preparing and drafting EOT and delay related claims to professional standards.
•Ideally some working knowledge of legal principles and practice of forensic delay and disruption analysis as a means of evidencing cause and effect
•Knowledge of national and international industry standard construction contracts, procurement documentation, methodologies and procedures such as FIDIC. JCT, NEC.
•Ideally competent in one or more of Primavera P3, P3e / P6 and / or V5/V6 or Asta / Excel / MS Project.

 

All applications treated in strictest confidence.

  • Salary: £90,000 to £120,000 plus benefits, bonus, pension
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director, Expert Witness – Geotechnical Engineering
London, UK (flexibility)
£90,000 to £120,000 plus benefits, bonus, pension

 

North Gate is supporting a leading construction and engineering services consultancy which offers a diverse array of legal, commercial, planning, engineering and technical consulting services. As part of its offering, this organisation has a specialist technical engineering and expert witness business. It specifically provides Architectural, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Project Management, Mechanical and Electrical Expert Witness services in respect to disputed projects where design or engineering is a factor. This successful business needs to strengthen strategically at Director level and has a specific opportunity for someone to join as a Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witness.

 

The opportunity is suitable for someone who is either already acting as an Expert Witness in Geotechnical engineering. Or a senior level Geotechnical engineer with the experience, qualifications, management expertise and gravitas to be successfully developed into an Expert Witness.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Producing Expert Witness reports in relation to Geotechnical engineering matters
•Working autonomously or in teams on a diverse range of assignments across different jurisdictions
•Providing testimony and strategic advice in relation to dispute projects
•Contributing to the strategy of the Technical Expert Witness business.
•Working closely with a diverse team of other experts with international pedigree.
•Business Development and Marketing to new and existing clients.
•Attending and participating in seminars on construction law on geotechnical matters
•Overseeing the delivery of niche structural engineering projects.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified in Geotechnical engineering, ideally a chartered Engineer with additional legal qualifications or a willingness to gain these.
•High level of industry experience, at least part of your experience is likely to have been spent a senior management level within a respected engineering consultancy.
•Ability to demonstrate experience across a wide range of project types in both construction type and project location.
•An established, clean reputation with excellent technical knowledge, analytical and investigative skills.
•Excellent report writing skills and use of English language
•A good relationship builder and business developer, who is confident handling important work for high profile clients.
•Somebody friendly, affable, diplomatic and confident who enjoys team work.

 

The successful candidate would be joining a friendly, established group of Experts and consultants in a business with vast opportunities for career development. Even though the work is often contentious, complex and challenging, the spirit amongst them is always excellent.

 

All applications treated in the strictest confidence. Should you wish to know any further detail on the nature of this appointment or the organisation please do not hesitate to contact Barry Haylett on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07973 514554.

  • Salary: £90,000 to £120,000 plus benefits, bonus, pension
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Expert Witness - Engineering)
London, UK (other locations possible)
£90,000 to £120,000 plus benefits, bonus, pension

 

North Gate is supporting a leading construction and engineering services consultancy which offers a diverse array of legal, commercial, planning, engineering and technical consulting services. As part of its offering, this organisation has a specialist technical engineering and expert witness business. It specifically provides Architectural, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Project Management, Mechanical and Electrical Expert Witness services in respect to disputed projects where design or engineering is a factor. This successful business needs to strengthen strategically at Director level and has a specific opportunity for someone to join as a Structural Engineering Expert Witness.

 

The opportunity is suitable for someone who is either already acting as an Expert Witness in engineering. Or a senior level Structural (Building or Civil) engineer with the experience, qualifications, management expertise and gravitas to be successfully developed into an Expert Witness.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Operational Management and leadership of a small team of forensic structural engineers.
•Producing Expert Witness reports in relation to structural engineering matters
•Providing testimony and strategic advice in relation to disputed projects
•Contributing to the strategy of the Technical Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution business.
•Working closely with existing Structural Experts and a diverse team of other experts.
•International assignments to those who enjoy international work though the business is very much anchored in London with a strong UK client base.
•Business Development and Marketing to new and existing clients.
•Attending and participating in seminars on construction law
•Overseeing the delivery of niche structural engineering projects.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified in structural (building or civil) engineering, ideally chartered with additional legal qualifications or a willingness to gain these may be beneficial.
•At least part of your experience is likely to have been spent a senior management level within a respected engineering consultancy.
•Ability to demonstrate experience across a wide range of project types in both construction type (steel, concrete, timber, glass, GRG, GRP, fabric etc) and project location.
•An established, clean reputation with excellent technical knowledge, analytical and investigative skills.
•Excellent report writing skills and use of English language
•A good relationship builder, who is confident handling important work for high profile clients.
•Somebody friendly, affable, diplomatic and confident who enjoys team work.
•Someone who has had exposure or acted as an Expert Witness or been cross-examined or understands the court process would be beneficial but not essential if the relevant motivation, technical aptitude, industry and management experience is present.

 

The successful candidate would be joining a friendly, established group of Experts and consultants in a business with vast opportunities for career development. Even though the work is often contentious, complex and challenging, the spirit amongst them is always excellent.

 

All applications treated in the strictest confidence. Should you wish to know any further detail on the nature of this appointment or the organisation please do not hesitate to contact Barry Haylett on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07973 514554.

  • Salary: £45,000 to £75,000 Basic Salary, Bonus scheme, Pension
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Quantum Consultant (Dispute Resolution)
London, UK
£45,000 to £75,000 Basic Salary, Bonus scheme, Pension

 

North Gate are partnering with an exceptional growing privately owned consultancy well known for Quantum Forensic, Claims and Expert Witness services within Construction and Engineering. In particular this London centric business focuses on providing a range of high level dispute resolution, claims management and expert witness services to owners, contractors and law firms in order to resolve, defend and manage contract disputes relating to troubled projects.

 

Over the past 10 years it has established itself as a key player in London and works on some of the largest and most high profile disputes. It has a strong team some of whom have been with it since it was first established, and continues to show a commitment to developing its own staff. Some of its experienced consultants have worked towards this with their continual support and mentoring. The business is currently looking to recruit a bright degree qualified Quantity Surveyor to the business, and are keen to meet with those individuals that feel a career path in this area is of interest.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Supporting experience consultants in analysing and defending complex claims on major construction and engineering projects across a wide variety of sectors and jurisdictions.
•Managing, submitting and defending claims and assessing, analysing and advising on contracts, claims and related costs and damages
•Supporting Expert Witnesses in Arbitration / Litigation in order to produce high level reports
•Developing your QS and quantum abilities, legal and contractual knowledge in order to equip yourself with higher level capabilities within the practice

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally you will be a Quantity Surveyor working for a contractor/consultant in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector and have an interest in dispute resolution.
•Ideally you should have at least 3 years’ experience based on site delivering projects.
•You should be qualified in quantity surveying and/or chartered and interesting in working towards gaining additional legal qualifications.
•Ideally your career should demonstrate progression and a high level of technical aptitude.
•You should ideally be someone with a forensic or enquiring mind, someone who has good attention to detail
•Excellent written and verbal English language skills.
•Ideally a people person and enthusiastic team player with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career.

 

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence. If this is an area you are considering but need more support or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us in private and we are happy to give more information on the type of work, organisations, career path and opportunities a move into this field can lead to.

  • Salary: £45,000 to £75,000 basic salary, Annual Bonus, Pension & Benefits, Training & Development
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Consultant (Delay Analysis)
London, UK
£45,000 to £75,000 basic salary, Annual Bonus, Pension & Benefits, Training & Development

 

We’re assisting a high end international consultancy well known for its offering in planning, forensic delay analysis and expert witness consultancy. This successful, established and growing business is a supports a range of major project stakeholders across engineering, construction and infrastructure including owners, contractors and in particular major domestic and international law firms.

 

The business is keen to recruit another Planner to the team who may be interested in either moving into dispute resolution and delay analysis or has some exposure to it and now wants to reach higher. We welcome applications from Planners, Engineers or Project Managers who feel it is an area of interest.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Supporting experienced consultants and experts in the provision of high level advice and reports on contentious and non-contentious project planning and delay-related matters
•Assessing programs and schedules to identify causes of delay and helping to write reports
•Helping to implement project recovery and dispute resolution strategies
•Learning and enhancing knowledge of delay and critical path analysis, claims defence, litigation and arbitration work.
•Working in teams to deliver assignments to specific deadlines on projects in different sectors and jurisdictions

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally you will be working for a contractor/consultant in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector and have an interest in moving into claims and dispute resolution.
•Ideally c 3 to 5 years experience on site delivering projects as Planner or Project Engineer
•Ideally degree qualified in a technical, construction or engineering discipline and/or chartered.
•Ideally someone demonstrating progression, loyalty with a high level of technical aptitude.
•Someone with a forensic mind and good attention to detail.
•You should possess excellent written and verbal English language skills.
•A people person, a team player and someone enthusiastic with the drive and motivation to want to develop and progress their career in this area.

 

All applications treated in strict confidence.

  • Salary: £150,000 to £220,000 Basic salary plus pension and benefits.
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Expert Witness, Delay)
London, UK
£150,000 to £220,000 Basic salary plus pension and benefits.

 

Our Consultancy client is an expansive global professional services consultancy who specialise in dispute advisory and expert witness work across multiple industries with a strong presence in the construction sector. As a result of continued success, they now seek to appoint a Director-level Expert Witness / Delay Analyst for their London office.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Acting as Expert Witness, providing litigation support and producing high level CPR compliant expert-witness reports in relation to Delay and planning related matters.
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to scheduling of projects, and due diligence of contractor’s programs, and presenting on delay analysis.
•Conducting planning audits and preparing recovery schedules for major projects across different project types and in a range of sectors
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes/arbitrations globally.
•Helping to manage and develop existing Delay Analysts in the team in providing Expert Witness advice/support and high level advice to clients.
•Business Development duties with the management team with a focus on developing new work from London and helping to maintain high standards with existing clients
•Working in collaboration with the team to help deliver the business strategy

 

Requirements

 

•Degree educated with ideally additional legal qualifications or accreditation
•Experience at project level in one or all of infrastructure, building, power, civil engineering and Rail/Transportation.
•Demonstrable track record of working as an Expert Witness on Delay related disputes.
•Detailed knowledge of critical path analysis, claims and dispute resolution
•Excellent English language and written and verbal communication skills.
•Someone diligent and patient, with an analytical, enquiring mind and professional approach to their work.
•Someone experienced who feels they can bring something to the company’s Delay Expert Witness offering.
•Someone who has worked closely with high profile lawyers, contractors or clients.
•Someone who has been cross examined or understands the court process
•A career demonstrating progression, loyalty and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Someone who is excited by being part of an enthusiastic market leading global team in a high profile specialist organisation with genuine ambitions.
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally including Asta and Primavera
•Someone friendly and confident who enjoys team work

 

All applications and enquiries are treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: c£130,000 - £150,000 Basic Salary, Benefits Package, Bonus
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Quantum Expert Witness)
c£130,000 - £150,000 Basic Salary, Benefits Package, Bonus
Manchester, UK

 

North Gate are supporting one of the leading providers of Construction and Engineering Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness services. This business boasts some of the leading Experts in the market whom are continually engaged by a number of leading construction law firms, employers and contracting organisations in dispute-related work. The business is strong in the UK and is currently looking for an additional Quantum Expert for its North West business. The successful candidate will be dealing with all aspects of quantum analysis and litigation/ arbitration advisory work.

 

Responsibilities

 

•To support the MD in leading the existing Quantum team providing Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness advice to an exciting range of clients.
•Acting as Expert Witness on Quantum matters and supporting others
•Working on behalf of law firms, employers and other project stakeholders on high value £multi-million disputes
•Providing hands on Expert Witness and Litigation support services particularly in relation to quantum matters
•Reviewing and drafting construction contracts, analysing causation of disputes, forming opinion and writing position papers.
•Implementing dispute resolution strategies across broad range of projects in different jurisdictions and sectors
•Developing new business and helping to continue building successful client relationships
•Assisting with strategy and running of overall team and development of new and existing staff.

 

Requirements

 

•An experienced quantity surveyor with experience of acting as an expert witness in arbitration.
•Experienced in claims, contract administration and formulating and implementing dispute resolution strategies
•Ideally someone well qualified with additional legal qualifications in construction law.
•An individual that has their reputation intact and works to high standards
•A career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Someone who is used to working closely with or advising construction lawyers.
•Excellent English language and technical report writing, client-facing and communication skills
•Someone who has been cross-examined or understands the court process.
•Knowledge of contracts including NEC, JCT and / or FIDIC
•Experience of major projects in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.
•Strong IT skills
•Well-organised, well-disciplined and commercially astute
•An organised team player with a passion for their work who values working with other successful professionals at the top of their field

 

This is an opportunity to work with some excellent people and both maximise your own development, and assist with the development of a business with huge opportunities ahead of it. All applications treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Salary: c£150,000 - £220,000 Basic Salary, Benefits Package, Bonus
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Quantum Expert Witness)
c£150,000 - £220,000 Basic Salary, Benefits Package, Bonus
London, UK

 

North Gate are retained by an organisation long been established as one of the leading providers of Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness services to the Construction sector globally. Over the past 30 years the business has advised on some of the most high profile cases across the world. This reputation and capability is borne from a combination of hard work and the continual development of its formidable global team of specialist consultants and expert advisors.

 

This business boasts some of the leading Experts in the market whom are continually engaged by leading construction law firms, employers and contracting organisations for advice and support. In the UK the business has made significant strides forward both improving its market share and the profile of work it has been selected for. The core UK team is both friendly and formidable, having developed a strong team dynamic and cohesiveness.

 

Currently the business employs a range of Consultants experienced in cost-related disputes, including a number of Expert Witnesses. However the business feels it would benefit from another strong Director level Quantum Expert Witness in London to continue the support of its exciting, growing client base and leverage further development of its junior staff, the cultivation of new work, and the management and development of the overall team.

 

Responsibilities

 

•To support the MD in leading, motivating the existing Quantum team providing Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness advice to an exciting range of clients.
•Working on behalf of law firms, employers and other project stakeholders on high value £multi-million disputes
•Becoming a key member of the overall London management team
•Providing hands on Expert Witness and Litigation support services particularly in relation to quantum matters.
•Developing new business and helping to continue building successful existing relationships
•Assisting with strategy and running of overall team and development of new and existing staff.

 

Requirements

 

•Ideally someone well qualified with additional legal qualifications in construction law.
•An individual that has their reputation intact and works to high standards
•A career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude.
•Demonstrable track record of working as an Expert Witness or supporting Expert Witnesses
•Someone who is used to working closely with or advising construction lawyers, contractors or employers.
•Someone who has been cross-examined or understands the court process and can act as a named/lead Quantum Expert.
•Knowledge of contracts including NEC, JCT and / or FIDIC
•Experience of major projects in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

This is an opportunity to work with some excellent people and both maximise your own development, and assist with the development of a business with huge opportunities ahead of it. All applications treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Salary: €140,000 to €180,000 basic salary plus bonus, pension, benefits.
  • Location: Mainland Europe
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director (Expert Witness, Quantum)
€140,000 to €180,000 basic salary plus bonus, pension, benefits.
Paris, France

 

A leading international construction consultancy, is looking to appoint an additional senior Expert Witness to its impressive French operation. The business offers a full spectrum of dispute advisory and expert witness services with a highly respected pedigree amongst the construction legal fraternity. It employs some of Europe’s leading Expert Witnesses and whilst this role may suit another established name in the market, it also offers a platform for someone looking to build their experience and take it to the next level and work hand in hand with the best in the industry.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

•Helping to lead Quantum expert services in Dubai, providing related Expert Witness and dispute resolution services
•Building strong relationships with new and existing clients
•Working with the existing leadership team in a collaborative way to drive the business forward
•Providing exceptional Expert advice and consultancy on behalf of Main contractors, Law firms and Employers on high value £multi-million litigations.
•Attracting exceptional people to support the business at every level

 

Requirements

 

•Broad experience across a range of construction/engineering projects inc major projects
•Ideally degree qualified with additional qualifications in law, ideally MRICS +
•Fluent French speaker and writer
•Flexible attitude to working and be prepared to work elsewhere in the region for short periods
•Very strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust with clients
•Strong analytical, investigative and problem solving skills. An enquiring mind.
•Strong team focus and a desire to develop aspiring junior staff
•Someone who works to high standards and encourages his peers and staff to do the same.
•Previous experience in providing Expert testimony, and/or assisting Experts involved in complex international, cross-border disputes on quantum matters in the French language is preferred.

 

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please contact Barry Haylett at our London office. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Salary: €75,000 to €95,000 basic plus benefits
  • Location: Mainland Europe
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Associate Director (Delay Analysis)
Paris, France
€75,000 to €95,000 basic plus benefits

 

We are retained to identify an experienced Forensic Planner and / or Delay & Disruption Expert Witness who would be interested in joining this leading firm of Construction and Engineering dispute resolution consultants Paris office. This global operation is booming and strengthening generally and this office has is starting to expand its capabilities.

 

The role requires someone with expertise in planning, time and EOT related matters, to help support the Directors in the overall management and development of this area of the business. The business is widely regarded as one of the premier expert advisory firms in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes
•Providing analysis and contract advice, particularly in relation to planning/ time, and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Standing as or supporting Expert Witnesses in arbitration and litigation with a view to becoming one.
•Business development to a local Paris and wider French client base.
•Assisting with strategy and development of new and existing staff.

 

Requirements

 

•A career demonstrating progression, loyalty and a high level of technical aptitude.
•A Delay Analyst with relevant construction / legal qualification.
•Demonstrable track record of working as a Delay Analyst and/or expert witness on time-related disputes.
•Aspirations to work as an expert witness, ideally you would have supported experts.
•Someone used to working closely with high profile construction lawyers, contractors or clients.
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta Powerproject or Primavera P6.
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes and construction law with relevant additional qualifications and affiliations.
•Background likely to have been at a senior or management level within a claims & dispute resolution specialist / consultancy in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

This opportunity offers a unique chance to join this leading business at Associate Director level. With a clear path for further progression and personal development.

 

Please liaise with Barry Haylett for further information. All applications treated in strict confidence.

  • Salary: €130,000 to €200,000 basic plus incentives
  • Location: Mainland Europe
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Director - Expert Witness (Delay & Disruption)
Paris, France
€130,000 to €200,000 basic plus incentives

 

A core client of ours with an exemplary name in high value expert witness and forensic services is looking to recruit an additional senior level Delay Analyst and Expert Witness to help extend its local offering. Already a major player in this specialist area of consultancy, its presence in France and mainland Europe is strengthening and because of this it proves to be an interesting time to join the business.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Reporting to the Regional Director, providing Expert Witness services to a range of clients in the region and internationally in respect to planning and delay related claims.
•Providing high level delay related advice and analysis in respect to major projects in building, engineering, infrastructure and energy.
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value multi million pound disputes, litigations and arbitration.
•Establishing new work streams through internal and external business development
•Recruitment, mentoring and development of new staff members.
•Involvement in business strategy and helping to champion Delay Analysis in the region.

 

Requirements

 

•Relevant degree and qualifications (ideally FCIArb / MSc Construction Law, LLM or similar)
•Experience of delivering expert witness and dispute resolution services in mainland Europe.
•Someone who has worked on multimillion pound disputes representing main contractors or client businesses or directly for law firms.
•Either an Expert Witness or senior level professional from a Planning / Delay Analysis background who has supported Experts extensively.
•Ideally part of your career should stem from being on site delivering projects
•High level of technical aptitude and analytical mind
•Strong French language skills and report writing capability, someone who feels they can testify in French
•A team player, who can fit in well with a great bunch of people and can link in with other departments to maximise internal and external opportunities.

 

All applications and enquiries treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: c€80,000 – €100,000 plus benefits
  • Location: Mainland Europe
  • Posted: 21/05/2018

Associate Director (Expert Witness & Dispute Resolution)
Paris, FRANCE
c€80,000 – €100,000 plus benefits

 

We are retained by a specialist forensic services consultancy that provides Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness services to the construction and engineering sectors globally. This friendly and establish business is growing and currently seeks a new senior member of staff for its Paris team to help manage and deliver a range of commissions in France, and work with the Director to develop the business.

 

The opportunity would suit someone from an engineering, commercial, planning or contract management background who has had exposure to contentious and complex claims or disputes on projects in Building and / or Infrastructure either in-house for a client/contractor or for a specialist consultancy.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Reporting to the Director, assisting in leadership and strategic management of the office.
•Providing contentious and non-contentious claims, expert witness, dispute resolution and contract management services to the construction and engineering sector.
•Advising on claims, contracts, delays, loss and expense on major projects in dispute up to arbitration level.
•Working as the commission lead or in teams on supporting important clients which include major project stakeholders, contractors and law firms.
•Helping to develop new staff members.

 

Requirements

 

•Degree qualified, ideally with relevant dual construction / legal qualifications (MCIArb / MSc, LLM or similar) or willing to work towards this.
•Experienced in handling contract, time and cost related claims or disputes on construction or engineering projects.
•Ideally from either an engineering, contract or commercial background in civils, energy, construction or oil and gas.
•Fluent in French with high level writing ability
•Ideally a long term thinker, someone ambitious and personable who has a genuine interest in furthering their career in this specialist area with a premier outfit.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information. All applications and enquiries are treated in the strict confidence.

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