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Delay Associate, Construction Disputes

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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Description

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a leading independent professional services firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, +8,000 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. Specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, A&M draws on a strong operational heritage, hands-on-approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

The Team

Within A&M, a specialist team is being assembled in EMEA to provide Quantum, Delay and Technical Expert Witness advisory services to the Construction industry. Our newly created Construction Disputes team will support clients and work with law firms to provide expert advisory and expert support in construction claims and dispute matters.

Building on our reputation for high quality work in a non-Audit environment and an approach characterised by a high level of objectivity, diligence, and intensive analysis, our Construction Disputes team benefits from the backing of our global Disputes & Investigations team and close collaboration with our highly successful Turnaround and Restructuring teamsWe are uniquely placed to provide end to end support on every aspect of a Construction Dispute.

The Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for an Associate in London to work as part of the team and support the lead testifying expert with forensic investigation and analysis of issues related to disputes on large construction projects. You will:

  • Gather data relating to the dispute and create and input the data into spreadsheets;
  • provide detailed delay analysis on disputes that are preparing for arbitration or litigation through independent and impartial analysis;
  • Help produce and draft sections of the expert report in conjunction with the Delay team to submit to the court for testimony and cross-examination;
  • Liaise internally and externally with other parties involved in the dispute including lawyers, the client, other team members, and professionals involved in the engagement, and
  • Deliver a quality product within agreed timeframes.

The Requirements

Ideally, you must be a project planner or delay analyst with experience in the construction field, a firm understanding of construction management and knowledge of the various techniques involved in delay analysis and/or expert reports. In addition, you will be:

  • Degree educated in Engineering, Construction Management or other project related disciplines
  • An effective communicator - both written and verbally; fluency in English is essential.
  • Highly analytical and have a methodical approach to problem solving; and exacting focus on the detail is essential.
  • Exposed to a wide range of contracts and project sectors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and any associated planning software
  • Passionate about progressing your career in the expert witness sector.

Some prior experience of the adjudication, arbitration and/or litigation process would be advantageous.

Your Personal Style

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Objective with fact-based approach to problem solving.
  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical operator relating well at all levels and cultures.
  • Driven by values and integrity, a straight talker, building confidence and leading by example.
  • Able to balance a high-level view with detail.
  • Autonomous – Alvarez & Marsal has a flat structure with a self-sufficient culture.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Why join A&M?

A&M is a fast-paced environment with a highly dynamic culture that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We empower, coach and mentor our people and endorse meritocracy to develop skilled consultants who will grow with A&M to deliver tangible results and build long-lasting relationships, internally and externally. Our entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry.

The collaborative, supportive environment and engaging work guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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