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Delay Director, Construction Disputes

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: Jan 5, 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 teams. We are uniquely placed to provide end to end support the Construction industry on every aspect of a Dispute.

The Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Delay specialist at Director level in Dubai or Abu Dhabi to work closely with the Construction Lead on arbitration and adjudication work nationally and across EMEA. You will:

  • Provide specialist expert delay opinion and contractual advice in all aspects of construction delay and disruption matters
  • Prepare analysis and expert reports for complex, high value arbitration and litigation proceedings
  • Prepare expert testimony on dispute matters as required and work towards providing expert testimony in a live legal context
  • Deliver Expert Delay analysis work  
  • Work with the delay expert team on disputes and business development and management.

The successful appointee will play a key part in the further development of the practice, with emphasis on thought leadership as well as practice and business development.

The Requirements

You must have experience of large scale, complex construction disputes and be experienced in litigation and arbitration procedures. Ideally, you will be working in delay in a similar Construction Disputes business and have a blend of the following experience:

  • assessing the time impacts of contractual claims and working in the construction industry
  • performing detailed delay forensic analysis and comfortable handling large data sets
  • drafting technical and expert reports, and proposals and white papers
  • producing clear concise opinions on matters in dispute leading to the production of CPR 35 compliant reports
  • understanding all methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Additionally, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • a high-grade bachelor’s degree (or equivalent/higher) from an accredited top-tier university in engineering, construction management, project management, or a similar discipline
  • LLM or MSC in Construction Law and Arbitration from a top-tier university is preferable but not essential
  • at least 10 years of experience in large scale, complex construction disputes and be experienced in litigation and arbitration procedures is essential
  • willingness to travel to client sites across Middle East and beyond, at short notice as part of the working week
  • high integrity that is characterised by the ability to deliver messages even when they are difficult to hear
  • fluency in English, both written and oral. Arabic language skills are desirable.

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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