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
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