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Senior Associate (Construction Disputes), Disputes and Investigations

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date Posted: Apr 11, 2024

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Senior Associate (Construction Disputes), Disputes and Investigations
Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. Our talent drives our success, resulting in our growing Disputes and Investigations practice becoming one of the most respected in the industry. From the boardroom to the courtroom, the firm delivers a wide array of solutions to contentious situations by drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of its professionals. We are recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading firms of independent experts for arbitration and considered a top three firm by Whos Who Legal based on the number of experts across the globe. Our clients include major banks, leading law firms, private equity firms and well-known corporations and upper-mid-sized companies.
What will you be doing?
You will be working on construction project advisory mandates for law firms and corporates advising on matters related to project planning, project controls, project claims and disputes, project delays, and productivity. You will provide support to global teams on major infrastructure, building, transportation, mining, and energy projects, collaborating with forensic cost accountants, engineers, project managers and quantum experts.
You will be working closely with a teamto resolve complex matters that pose a threat or disruption to normal operations for our clients. You will support incisive project delay investigations, create forensic analysis, and provide litigation support.
You will be helping our clients and their counsel understand and resolve the financial impacts of their legal matters relating to projects in distress, and projects that require turnaround, schedule acceleration or performance improvement efforts. You will develop and communicate your analyses, findings, and insights to your team. Relying on your initiative and flexibility to deliver results in an agile and collaborative team environment, you will build strong relationships with clients, legal counsel, and expert witnesses internally and externally. Some of the main responsibilities are:
  • Assisting with compiling, analyzing and assessing claims and disputes on major construction projects.
  • Contributing to the updating of complex financial models and performance improvement reports for major infrastructure projects
  • Reviewing major projects and working with the team to produce independent third-party advice and oversight or health-check reports
  • Assisting with engagement management, document management, record keeping, and drafting of reports and other client deliverables
  • Performing quality control review of schedule and project control reports related to dispute advisory mandates
  • Assisting with researching technical and industry specific issues around project controls, project cost management and project scheduling
Who will you be working with?
At A&M you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of supportive and motivated professionals that love to share their knowledge and depth of industry experience with others. A&M's Disputes and Investigations practice comprises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, who bring and share their deep expertise in conducting investigations, delivering expert witness reports, and providing forensic technology services. We have an inclusive developmental environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. Our culture is characterized by openness and entrepreneurial thinking, with a foundation of mutual respect and high-quality standards for our work. We strive to remove bureaucracy in favor of recognizing our team through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure.
How will you grow and be supported?
As a Disputes and Investigations Senior Associate, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable experience across different industries, sectors, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects. Building on your critical thinking skills, you will have the opportunity to develop your research and analysis skills in complex, ambiguous situations. Building on your communication skills, you will work to distill your findings into concise, intuitive, and compelling data stories. As part of a team, you will be working closely with our experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and growth opportunities.You will have the chance to gain exposure to a variety of disputes and investigation projects across an array of clients and over time grow and specialize within the areas that interest you.
We offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized and on the job training, as well as networking opportunities with renowned legal and accounting experts. Learn more about why A&M is a great place work.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Working towards, or completion of Professional Engineer (P.Eng, PE) and or Quantity Surveyor
  • 3-7 years of experience in construction, engineering, and or infrastructure project management
  • Some consulting experience with infrastructure, project management, or engineering firms is ideal
  • Analytics skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. MS Azure would be a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Foreign-language skills, ideally Spanish
  • Effective interpersonal skills - good team player with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to meet client needs
The position will be hybrid and require the individual to be part time in physical office and remote.
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, 2005and 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.

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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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