Managing Director (Expert Witness - Architecture)

Job type:Perm
Town/City:London, Birmingham, Manchester or Scotland
Salary/Rate:£110,000 to £160,000 Plus Bonus and Benefits
Sector:Expert Witness & Advisory
Job ref:MM1010
Post Date:08.09.22
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Expert Witness & Advisory


Director – Expert Witness (Architecture)

£110,000 to £160,000 plus bonus and benefits

London, UK

North Gate is proud to be supporting a highly respected consultancy with a strong presence in the technical dispute and expert witness market in Europe. It is focused on providing specialist Architectural and design related dispute resolution support and advice to solicitors, builders and construction stakeholders. The business currently provides specialist experts, adjudicators, arbitrators, dispute board members and mediators to a range of clients in this area.

This opportunity is suitable for an experienced Architect with existing expertise in the area of Dispute Resolution, and ideally one who has already stood as an Expert Witness. The successful candidate should have a min 10 years private practice experience and be able to demonstrate extensive experience in the design and construction of a wide range of building types. Boast good technical knowledge, excellent analytical skills, and will have experienced contentious disputes involving Architectural design.

  • Registered Architect / RIBA
  • Degree qualified ideally with additional qualifications in Law
  • At least 10 years post qualification experience as an Architect
  • Experience of acting as the named Expert Witness or in forensic investigation supporting Experts
  • Experience in the technical aspects of architectural design, production info and specifications
  • Experience with construction contracts, NEC, JCT, FIDIC etc.
  • Experience on site overseeing design management and value engineering
  • Experience of architectural management
  • Very good written and verbal English language skills
  • Analytical approach to problems, an enquiring mind.
  • Knowledge of the legal process - construction law
  • Experience of construction dispute resolution an advantage

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned professional to join this exceptional growing specialist business. The business has a bright future, and led by a passionate team with exemplary reputations, we therefore seek someone who can share in their vision.

We recognise that this is a highly specialist and niche area of consultancy within the sector, and we therefore stress that all expressions of interest will be treated in the utmost discretion. Please ask for Melissa McCarthy who will be able to tell you more about the organisation and opportunity.

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