Director (Delay)

Job type:Perm
Town/City:Riyadh, KSA
County:London
Salary/Rate:60,000 to 70,000 AED p/month
Sector:Expert Witness & Advisory
Job ref:BHKS3316
Post Date:23.05.24
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Director (Delay)

Riyadh, KSA

60,000 to 70,000 AED plus package

We are currently assisting one of the worlds leading forensic and expert witness consultancies within construction and engineering strengthen their team in the Kingdom. This globally respected consultancy offers specialist quantum, delay and technical advisory services in the Middle East, as well as across Europe, APAC and the US.  They offer independent expert witness, forensic and advisory services, in particular specialising in complex, high value disputes, international and commercial arbitration/litigation.

The existing global team boast highly respects experts whom have testified across the globe however this remains still a business humble and loyal to its core principles, still early on its journey to become the market leader in both quality and reach.  

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to a Managing Director based in Dubai working within a specialist team as a delay and planning specialist
  • Supporting the workload of Delay expert witnesses. Forensic investigation of project delays.
  • Supporting live project work relating to project planning or distressed project advisory work.
  • Providing independent expert opinion on delay matters and helping clients through complex arbitrations and contentious matters
  • Working with the Dubai, Middle East and wider international team, including noted experts
  • Helping to identify the best strategy to individual claim, dispute and arbitration matters in order to assist clients
  • The preparation of prospective and retrospective delay analyses across various project types
  • Assimilation of technical information along with evidence of delays and the presentation of information in both programmes and reports.
  • The preparation of written reports for use in negotiation, as well as formal dispute resolution

Requirements

  • Suitable candidates will be looking to specialise further within delay and disruption analysis and dispute resolution, ideally with ambitions to be an expert witness
  • Degree and ideally also masters degree qualified in relevant construction and/or law, additional qualifications and charterships viewed favourably and ongoing professional development supported and encouraged
  • Strong analytical problem-solving, and communications skills are essential
  • Recent experience either as a Delay Consultant or Delay Senior Consultant
  • Ideally but not essential, experience of assisting experts in arbitration-related work. 
  • Ideally your early career will stem from a minimum five years’ experience as a construction project planner, engineer, construction or project manager.
  • A detailed understanding of different methods of delay analysis / SCL protocol
  • The ability to use planning software such as Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject and/ or MS Project.
  • A good working knowledge of various standard forms of contract, including NEC and JCT & FIDIC
  • A demonstrable understanding of contract and law in particular relating to planning and delay.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • experience drafting delay-related reports or briefing documents for management or stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate highly technical material to a non-technical audience

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a highly successful and respected consultancy business. All applications and enquiries are treated in strict confidence. Should you need more information please contact Barry Haylett at our London office 0207 2800190 or on barry.haylett@north-gate.co.uk

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