Job description / Role
• Provide a forensic analysis and evaluation of claims which have not been resolved at 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 programmes for the purposes of assessing entitlements
• Provide critical path and delay analysis based on contractor’s schedule(s)
• Prepare and provide substantiation and advice related to client’s claims
• Produce well-written, concise reports and letters, with minimal revisions required
• Provide all appropriate advice and support to 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.
About the Company
Hill International, with more than 2,900 professionals in 70 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors.
Hill has participated in over 10,000+ project assignments with a total construction value of more than $600 billion. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth-largest construction management firm in the United States.