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Technical Expert, Construction Disputes

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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 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 Technical Experts in Dubai or Abu Dhabi to work major Engineering and Construction Disputes projects across EMEA from the following backgrounds:

  • Architecture
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Engineering

You will provide expert witness services in the field of Construction and Engineering Disputes and play a key part in the further development of the practice. For those at a senior level, there is an emphasis on thought leadership as well as practice and business development.

The Requirements

You must have more than ten years industry experience, with experience of large-scale complex construction disputes. You will have experience as an expert witness, writing independent reports and, preferably, recent testifying experience on construction/engineering disputes.

For those less experienced, a keen interest in becoming an expert witness, writing independent reports on construction/engineering disputes. You will have good technical knowledge and a broad experience across a range of construction/engineering projects and forms of contract. Working knowledge of engineering software packages and advancements in construction technology is advantageous.

Additionally, you must be:

  • a high-grade bachelor’s degree (or equivalent/higher) from an accredited top-tier university in your specialist discipline.
  • at least 10 years of industry experience, with experience of large-scale complex construction disputes is essential
  • a member of your chartered body
  • highly analytical and known for your attention to detail
  • A skilled communicator (written and verbal) with exceptional report writing skills; fluency in English is essential. Arabic language skills are desirable.
  • IT proficient – Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are 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.

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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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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