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  • Salary: £Attractive
  • Location: Far East
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Director - Delay Analysis
SGD$375,000 to $450,000 depending on experience
Bonus, Pension, Benefits.
Singapore

 

We are retained by an exciting new consultancy business with a diverse offering and a growing name in the provision of dispute resolution and litigation support services to the construction and engineering markets. This business supports a range of blue chip clients including funders, builders and solicitors in resolving and defending high value claims. The business provides Delay & Disruption and Quantum analysis, advice and opinion as well as a variety of other quasi legal, risk, contractual, commercial and project management services.

 

The business currently requires a hands on and experienced Delay Analyst, ideally an Expert Witness who has testified or someone close to being ready to do that, in Singapore.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Acting as Director and Expert in a successful high level consultancy business
•Delivering as Lead Delay Expert a range of commissions at any one time for an important client base, whilst managing other analysts, planners and consultants
•New business development, identifying and developing relationships with new clients
•Helping to attract, mentor and improve all levels of staff for the good of the business
•Working in multidisciplinary teams to deliver advice on major high value, complex disputes
•Working on cross border assignments on a diverse array of sectors across the construction and engineering industries globally.
•Presenting at seminars and lunches

 

Requirements

 

•Someone confident in their technical ability as a Delay/Scheduling Expert Witness who has been the lead Expert in arbitration / adjudication
•Degree qualified ideally with additional qualifications or memberships in Law
•At least part of your experience is likely to stem from working for a main contractor
•Someone with high standards who likes to work in a professional environment
•Someone either well networked or with an aptitude for business development and willingness to market the business and contribute to work winning
•Someone business minded who can act as both mentor and leader to the business and set a good example.

 

All application and expressions of interest are treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact Barry Haylett should you need more information or support.

  • Salary: £Attractive
  • Location: Far East
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Director, Quantum Expert Witness
Singapore
SGD$375,000 to $450,000 depending on experience
Bonus, Pension, Benefits.

 

We are retained by a leading global provider of dispute and litigation advisory services to the construction and engineering industries. A high profile, profitable and long established consultancy business, it boasts a strong name in Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness consultancy, supporting a range of blue chip clients - funders, builders and solicitors - in resolving and defending high value claims. The business provides Delay & Disruption, Quantum and Technical analysis, advice and opinion as well as being highly experienced in other complex areas of consultancy at corporate level.

 

Due to its strong foundations and continued success in the region, the business currently requires a hands on and experienced Quantum Specialist and Expert Witness in Singapore.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Senior member of a business providing Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness advice
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £mn disputes
•Providing Expert Witness, litigation support and contract advice in relation to quantum
•Business development to both a local (Singapore) and Regional client base.
•Assisting with strategy and running of overall team and development of new and existing staff.
•Mentoring and development of junior staff

 

Requirements

 

•A Quantum Expert Witness with relevant construction / legal qualifications
•Demonstrable track record of working as an Expert Witness on quantum related disputes.
•Someone who is used to working closely with high profile clients.
•Someone who has been cross-examined or understands the court process
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes and construction law
•Someone who is excited by being part of an enthusiastic team that is considered to be among the very best in the global market.
•Somebody friendly and confident who enjoys team work
•A career demonstrating progression, loyalty and a high level of technical aptitude.

All application and expressions of interest are treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact Barry Haylett should you need more information or support.

  • Salary: £Attractive
  • Location: South West
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Senior Consultant (Delay Analysis)
Bristol
c£55,000 to £75,000 plus bonus, pension & benefits

 

We are working with a leading specialist claims, forensic services and expert witness consultancy primarily established across all facets of the construction, property, engineering and oil and gas industries. Their 40 years’ experience enable them to work at the highest level on the most complex construction schemes in the world. They provide planning and delay, quantum, engineering, legal, financial, program advisory and contractual services to a range of clients in the UK and overseas which include global law firms, developers, owners and blue-chip contractors.

 

The currently seek a Senior Consultant experienced in project planning, ideally with knowledge of delay analysis techniques, who is interested in developing a career with one of the market leaders in this specialist area of dispute resolution and expert witness consultancy.

 

Key Requirements

 

•Experience of tender & live project planning in building, civil engineering or Oil & Gas
•Degree educated in engineering or construction management or similar
•Ideally dual qualified or chartered (MEng, LLM, MCIOB, MAPM, MICE, CEng etc) or willing to gain these with the support and mentoring of the company
•Strong contract knowledge with experience of one or more of NEC, JCT, FIDIC and other forms
•Knowledge of, or prepared to learn, the different delay analysis techniques
•Enthusiastic and a team player but also happy to work independently.
•Someone loyal, committed willing to commit to the organization and focus on a long term career development plan
•Ideally your background will stem from working at a senior level with a major contractor, consultant, claims specialist or construction related company in the building, infrastructure, oil & gas or power sector.

 

Opportunities for progression, gaining further qualifications and career/technical development is available internally as the business continues to develop from within as well as seeking to attract new talented staff.

 

All applications are treated strictly confidential, for more information please contact Barry Haylett, Director. barry.haylett@north-gate.co.uk

  • Salary: £Attractive
  • Location: Midlands
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Senior Consultant (Delay)
Midlands

 

We are working with a leading specialist expert witness and dispute resolution consultancy, who provide planning and delay, quantum, engineering, legal, financial, program advisory and contractual services to a range of clients locally to the Midlands and UK wide. These include global law firms, developers, owners and blue-chip contractors.

 

The currently seek a Senior Consultant experienced in project planning and ideally with exposure to EOT related disputes, with knowledge of delay analysis techniques, who is interested in developing a career with one of the market leaders in this specialist area under the guidance of established experts.

 

Key Requirements

 

•Experience of live project planning in building, civil engineering or infrastructure
•Degree educated in engineering or construction management or similar
•Ideally dual qualified or chartered (MEng, LLM, MCIOB, MAPM, MICE, CEng etc) or willing to gain these with the support and mentoring of the company
•Strong contract knowledge with experience of one or more of NEC, JCT, FIDIC and other forms
•Knowledge of, or prepared to learn, the different delay analysis techniques
•Enthusiastic and a team player but also happy to work independently.
•Someone loyal, committed willing to commit to the organization and focus on a long term career development plan
•Ideally at least part of your experience should stem from working with a main contractor.

 

Opportunities for progression, gaining further qualifications and career/technical development is available internally as the business continues to develop from within, as well as seeking to attract new talented staff to develop as experts of the future.

 

All applications are treated strictly confidential, for more information please contact Barry Haylett, Director. barry.haylett@north-gate.co.uk

  • Salary: £Attractive
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Senior Consultant (Delay Analysis)
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.

 

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: c$200K
  • Location: Australasia
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Director (Quantum)
Sydney
C$200K + Performance Bonus, Pension & Benefits package

 

One of the leading providers of Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness services to the Construction and Engineering industries globally seeks an additional established expert for their Sydney office. Over the past two decades the business has consistently proven itself on a range of high profile cases and arbitrations on Building, Infrastructure and Energy projects across the world. Their 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 witnesses.

 

Whilst continually developing from within the business, there is added capacity for another individual to help leverage what is a busy practice and also help in bringing on some of the bright consultants already in the business. The role could suit someone highly technical wanting to consult at the highest level or someone more ambitious who wants to play a more strategic role in the development of the business.

 

They therefore require an experienced Dispute Resolution professional, ideally an Expert Witness and / or someone who has previously managed a specialist business/ team such as theirs who is already well versed in construction dispute resolution and the legal process.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Acting as an Expert Witness and being a key representative
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value £multi-million disputes many of which will be in Arbitration
•Becoming an important part of the senior management team of a leading consultancy
•Providing Expert Witness, litigation support, dispute advisory and contract advice, in relation to quantum matters.
•Assisting with strategy and running of overall team and development of new and existing staff.

 

Requirements:

 

•An experienced consultant and Expert Witness ideally who has acted as the named expert
•Someone who works to high standards and encourages his peers and staff to do the same.
•Somebody friendly and confident who enjoys team work and has a positive attitude.
•Relevant construction / legal qualifications
•Ideally someone who is used to working closely with high profile lawyers, contractors, insurers or clients.
•Experienced in arbitration / litigation
•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 is a first class opportunity with a leading business and one of this arena’s market leaders. The opportunity holds plenty of scope for future progression and development.

 

We appreciate the intimate nature of this market, if you are interested in discussing this opportunity in more detail, all conversations are treated as strictly confidential.

  • Salary: C$200K
  • Location: Australasia
  • Posted: 26/01/2021

Director – Delay Analysis

Sydney

C$200K plus performance bonus, pension & benefits package

 

Our client is a respected growing forensic services consultancy in the property, construction, and engineering sectors. They provide a range of quantum and planning related dispute advisory services, supporting solicitors and clients in arbitration and rescuing delayed and troubled projects internationally.

 

An established British Expert Witness practice, it currently requires a new Director to lead it’s Delay team in Sydney. Currently the business employs a number of Expert Witnesses and specialist consultants who are experienced in resolving complex high value disputes, however they have a need for someone to lead and develop Delay and Planning regionally. In particular, there is a need for someone who is already established or proven to be able to act as a lead expert on complex or sensitive cases.

 

Responsibilities

 

•Develop, lead, motivate and empower an existing team of planners / delay analysts providing Expert Witness and high-level time-related claims advice to clients.
•Working on behalf of main contractors, law firms and employers on high value disputes globally
•Becoming part of the management team in Australia working with the Directors to develop the business
•Representation or support in litigation / adjudication and/or acting as expert witness in relation to delay and planning
•Providing contract advice, particularly in relation to time / programme and due diligence of contractor’s programmes, and/or presenting on delay issues.
•Business development and marketing, client relationship management.

 

Requirements

 

•An experienced Planner, Engineer or Project Manager, with substantial dispute resolution / contentious experience and who who has acted as an Expert Witness on delay related matters
•Degree qualified ideally with additional legal qualifications and charterships
•Demonstrable track record of working as Expert Witness and lead Delay consultant on high value and / or complex planning related disputes.
•Ideally a career demonstrating progression and a high level of technical aptitude and sound business acumen.
•Someone ambitious who wants to build their name as a leading name in this sector with a respected company
•A team player who can work with the other leaders of the business to help develop the company’s reputation and service level
•Knowledge of relevant programming software, ideally Asta, Primavera and/or MS Project.
•Knowledge of contracts, construction processes and construction law

 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven Delay Expert to embark on a long term opportunity in a dynamic, growing privately owned professional services business.

 

All applications and conversations about this opportunity are treated in the strictest confidence. Should you with to discuss this opportunity or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Melissa McCarthy at our London office – melissa.mccarthy@north-gate.co.uk

  • Salary: £48,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 10/12/2020

Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Associate Solicitor
South West - Bristol + Exeter
£48,000 - £55,000 per annum

 

Would you like to work for a law firm who has fully embraced agile and flexible working, valuing output over presenteeism? A firm that offers genuine opportunities to fast track your career within a growing team, with your progression based entirely on merit? If the answer is ’yes’ then this could be the right opportunity for you.

 

The Firm:

 

Our client is a well-established, highly reputable, multi-office law firm, delivering specialist expertise to an impressive portfolio of regional, national and international clients. They consider their people to be their most valuable asset and therefore, offer continual opportunities for support and professional development, along with flexible and agile working with a range of benefits to suit all.

 

Our clients’ Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team is in an exciting place at the moment after transforming their approach to the market and securing a number of significant client wins in the last year. In order to continue this level of success, they are now looking for exceptional lawyers to complement their growing team.

 

The Role:

 

This is a challenging role, offering excellent quality of clients and work to advise on. You will have a busy but varied caseload working on major national and international projects across industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and technology, waste management, leisure, education and real estate. You could be operating on a contentious, non-contentious or mixed workload, depending on your experience and your ambitions for growth.

 

You will meet with clients regularly and undertake and lead business development initiatives to develop new clients. Your targets are achievable to ensure you can focus on the long term benefits for you and the firm and not just whether you have billed enough hours in a day!

 

About you:

 

In order to be a success in this exciting new role you will demonstrate the following:

 

 A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience within a construction practice from a recognised firm.
 Able to demonstrate a focused client centric approach.
 A strong commercial acumen.
 Experience in either contentious, non-contentious or a mixed workload - our client is looking for lawyers in both areas

 

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please contact katy.moore@north-gate.co.uk. All applications and conversations are treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: £DOE
  • Location: London & South East
  • Posted: 23/10/2020

Restructuring Associate Solicitor

London

2-6 years PQE

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Restructuring Lawyer to join a highly rated Restructuring team based in London. The award-winning team spans across the UK and beyond and you’ll be joining one of the largest teams of any practice, made up of over 40 lawyers.

 

The firms restructuring team advises financial institutions, turnaround and insolvency practitioners, company directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on strategies for recovery and turnaround. They act for all major banks and a variety of other lenders. The team are becoming more involved in complex, high value restructurings at the very early stages of financial decline in order to provide innovative solutions and, in many cases, avoid the insolvency process completely.

 

You will ideally have gained experience in a National firm or large regional practice, be commercially aware and a team player with have a strong client focussed approach. You will have broad financial restructuring experience and a minimum of 2 years PQE.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning team with genuine long-term career prospects.

 

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please contact katy.moore@north-gate.co.uk. All applications and conversations are treated strictly confidential.

  • Salary: £DOE
  • Location: North West
  • Posted: 23/10/2020

Restructuring Associate Solicitor
Manchester
2-8 years PQE

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Restructuring Lawyer to join a highly rated Restructuring team based in Manchester. The award-winning team spans across the UK and beyond and you’ll be joining one of the largest teams of any practice, made up of over 40 lawyers.

 

The firms restructuring team advises financial institutions, turnaround and insolvency practitioners, company directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on strategies for recovery and turnaround. They act for all major banks and a variety of other lenders. The team are becoming more involved in complex, high value restructurings at the very early stages of financial decline in order to provide innovative solutions and, in many cases, avoid the insolvency process completely.

 

You will ideally have gained experience in a National firm or large regional practice, be commercially aware and a team player with have a strong client focussed approach. You will have broad financial restructuring experience and will ideally have between 2-8 years PQE.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning team with genuine long-term career prospects.

 

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please contact katy.moore@north-gate.co.uk. All applications and conversations are treated strictly confidential.

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