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Associate Director, Construction Delay page is loaded Associate Director, Construction Delay Apply locations London time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R-100103

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Secretariat professionals are trusted in the highest-stakes legal, risk, and regulatory matters around the world.

When you join Secretariat, you become part of a rapidly growing elite team of bright minds and passionate problem-solvers. Your skills and expertise will be utilized on day one - working with the world's most renowned law firms, leading corporations, and influential institutions to answer complex questions that shape critical financial, economic, and strategic business decisions.

Our globally integrated teams are united by the ambition, energy, and commitment they bring to every challenge. We inspire and empower an open, collaborative culture that embraces ongoing professional development, recognition, diversity, and - most importantly - you.

Make your impact at Secretariat.


When it comes to understanding the details that have an impact on costly and disruptive construction delays, we have built a reputation that stands above all with decades of experience as engineers, project managers, architects, schedulers, and accountants. Our team is trusted for their sophisticated delay analysis involved in the biggest projects developed around the world, including notable buildings, infrastructure, power & utilities, and oil & gas works. That's why our team was honoured as Who's Who Legal's Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year for 2023.


  • Research and fact-finding
    • Reviewing technical and non-technical documentation (construction schedules, blueprints and technical engineering drawing, reports, correspondence, market data, weather reports, financial data, etc. ) to identify key details and metrics used to develop expert reports.
    • Through research, develop keen understanding of all relevant information pertaining to legal disputes regarding largescale construction projects
  • Detailed data analysis
    • Review large datasets using multiple analytical methods and tools to identify tends, anomalies, and other details which may have led to cost and schedule overruns
    • Independently draft sections of expert reports, expressing technical data in a clear and concise narrative
  • Quantification of delays and damages
    • Apply analytical methods to large datasets to calculate schedule delays and cost overruns in largescale construction projects
    • Assist in drafting expert reports, converting technical data into a narrative to be submitted to appropriate court venues
  • Economic modeling
    • Analyzing financial data and market data to determine lost profits due to schedule delays and cost overruns.
  • Management
    • Manage facets of small to medium sized engagements, or components of large engagements, including staff supervision, client interaction and relationship building. Develops work plans and assists with marketing and/or proposal development.
  • Business Development
    • Participate in new business pursuits
    • Assist in creation of proposals and client presentations
    • Assist in presenting to clients and prospective clients
    • Take an active role in marketing events - conferences, networking events, speaking engagements, whitepapers, etc
  • Case Strategy
    • Assist executives in identifying the best approach to individual litigation/arbitration matters to assist clients in attaining a desired legal decision


  • Bachelor's degree in building construction, engineering, or related field
  • Qualification in construction law or law preferred
  • 10 or more years' experience working in a relevant construction project management, scheduling, or cost controls capacity
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working at a dispute consulting firm leading on cases
  • Strong skills using relevant software tools: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, Suretrak
  • Familiar with delay analysis methodology including static delay analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including experience drafting reports for litigation/arbitration (ability to write and conduct business in English)
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior level staff, and overseeing their work
  • Detail oriented with the ability to communicate highly technical material to non-technical audience
  • Ability to travel as needed (generally under 20% but may vary)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a team
  • Flexible, creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent judgement and critical thinking abilities
  • Experience developing and fostering positive relationships with colleagues, peers and clients

Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Secretariat experts are trusted in the highest-stakes legal, risk, and regulatory matters around the world.

Renowned law firms, leading corporations, and influential institutions turn to our disputes, litigation, economic, and data advisory services when the stakes are high - supporting them with meticulous preparation, insightful analysis, and clearly persuasive communications.

Quality, integrity, and independence are woven into every aspect of our work. But, most importantly, when success is on the line, our globally integrated teams thrive on working through the most daunting problems in ways that remove uncertainty and instill confidence.

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