- Provide a forensic analysis and evaluation of claims which have not been resolved at the project level, including
- evaluation of both contractual and legal entitlement
- identify, collect and evaluate relevant facts and records
- collate related information and provide analysis based on facts, records, and the contract
- prepare, brief, and advise strategies claim resolution, defenses, and counter-claims
- prepare reports and recommendations related to claims and disputes
- evaluate quantum
- Manage delay analysis process for all planning/time elements of claims
- advise appropriate methods of delay and program analysis
- dissect construction programs for the purposes of assessing entitlements
- provide a critical path and delay analysis based on the contractor’s schedule(s)
- Prepare and provide substantiation and advice related to the client’s claims
- Produce well-written, concise reports and letters, with minimal revisions required
- Provide all appropriate advice and support to the client’s Contracts Directorate departments regarding all disputes
- Manage the input of the commercial view into the client’s decision-making process around triggering disputes and/or litigation
- Undertake forensic audits of contractor’s applications, certifications, variations, and claims from time to time
- Adhere to and maintain familiarity with any client procedures regarding items such as Contract Administration, Claims Management, Employer’s Claims, and Contractor’s Document Inspection.
- Provide independent conclusions and recommendations
- Advice on all matters of a potentially contentious nature related to the project and undertakes the forensic evaluation of claims.
- Identify and evaluate key records and facts; evaluate all parties’ contractual and legal entitlement; advise on claim resolution strategy, client defense strategy, and program analysis; and evaluation of quantum.
- Manage disputes, ensuring that robust contractual, factual and commercial input is considered. Work closely with the client’s Contracts Directorate to ensure that client’s exposure is correctly diagnosed, accurately reported and where appropriate, effectively mitigated.
- Degree in construction or legal related discipline or similar
- Minimum 15 years experience in the handling and management of claims and disputes on major infrastructure projects; less than 15 years’ experience considered if the substantive experience is significant.
- Extensive Experience working on Railway AND/OR Infrastructure projects.
- Professional accreditation and membership of industry-leading and internationally recognized institute(s).
- Extensive experience working with FIDIC suite of contracts.
- Wide-ranging experience of roles and positions within the construction industry including roles with clients and contractors/subcontractors.