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Director/ Senior Director, Construction Disputes and Investigations

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Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted: May 13, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, including expert services for complex disputes and investigations. With more than 9,000 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.  

Our Infrastructure and Capital Projects and Disputes and Investigations practices are comprised of over than 900 sector experts and specialized consultants across the Globe. We combine strategic and operational expertise with a deep technical knowledge to support developers, sponsors, lenders, and projects leader to select, structure, improve and execute Capital Projects in a more efficient and sustainable way.  

We are expanding our Infrastructure and Construction Disputes and Investigations practice in Canada, and are looking for a Senior Director specializing in large project Construction Claims and dispute advisory to join our team and support clients in claims resolution and loss prevention. We support clients across the life-cycle of capital projects, and act as consulting or testifying experts in the planning, construction and post – construction (operations) phases of a project.

Activities and Responsibilities   

  • Lead and oversee the execution of claims and dispute resolution projects within the infrastructure sector, ensuring accurate analysis, timely delivery, and effective client communication. 
  • Prepare expert reports on issues related to quantum, delay, loss of productivity, technical construction matters (means and methods, quality), and damage calculations.
  • Mentor and coach a team of professionals in the space, helping them learn, develop and grow into future dispute experts in their own right.
  • Support the Managing Directors in our pursuit of excellence and high quality of delivery, identifying highly skilled staff for our team (delay analysis, contract administration specialists, quantum specialists)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather, consolidate, and analyze data. Work seamlessly with our colleagues in the A&M Infrastructure practice on advisory engagements as required.
  • Develop and implement strategies for effectively presenting claims and resolving disputes, while adhering to industry best practices and relevant regulations
  • Prepare presentations, lead meetings and discussions with clients, stakeholders, and legal teams to communicate complex information and support dispute resolution processes. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with lawyers and clients in the infrastructure sector, providing valuable insights and guidance in dispute matters. 
  • Participate in industry events and forums to expand professional networks and stay informed about industry developments. 
  • Contribute to the identification of potential claims or disputes and work Opportunities preparing bids and assembling best in class teams to support our clients and help grow our business.


  • 15 + years of experience in the infrastructure or construction industry with at least 3-5 years in related professional services firms (engineering, big 4 firms, management consulting firms)
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, tailored for interactions within the infrastructure and legal contexts. 
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Engineering, Law, Business, Accounting or a related field. 
  • Proven experience in claims and dispute resolution within the infrastructure industry. 
  • Extensive knowledge in best practices and methods of construction claim analysis 
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into actionable recommendations. 
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools and platforms for claims and dispute resolution analysis. 
  • Willingness to travel, as needed. 
  • Understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards in the infrastructure sector. 
  • Strong project management skills to oversee multiple projects simultaneously. 

Profile characteristics  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to articulate to senior members of target management, client representatives and colleagues 
  • Highly analytical and problem-solving mind-set  
  • Strong project management and negotiation skills 
  • Deep business development and client management skills 
  • Team-oriented personality 
  • Professional in style and exercises good judgment and decision-making 
  • Motivated and effective in a fast-paced culture 

    A&M is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process that meets our obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and any other applicable legislation. We strive to maintain a strong and dynamic workforce that fosters respect and inclusivity for applicants of all abilities. Should you have any accessibility need(s) and/or require accommodation during the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at [email protected] and we would be pleased to assist you.

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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