Responsibilities and Duties

The Senior Consultant or Associate Director will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the UK’s Dispute Team’s service provisions, both quantum and delay; and both during the pre and post-crystallisation stages. Depending on the size, nature and complexity of the commission, the Senior Consultant or Associate Director will assist the team or work on their own and be directly responsible for the quantification of claims for costs and damages and will be able to provide clearly presented advice, work and provide written reports in support of their findings.

The Senior Consultant or Associate Director will have opportunities to work with a team or on their own in the preparation of contractual and commercial advice, claims, expert reports and submissions for Adjudication.

Within the role the Senior Consultant or Associate Director will be expected to actively engage in business development, securing commission for themselves and others in the Disputes Team and be responsible for various management related duties in conjunction with the Director.

It is expected that the Senior Consultant or Associate Director will be driven and self-motivated and will be able to provide support to the Disputes Team and manage their own workload independently.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong knowledge and experience of commercial management duties on construction projects at all stages of their development.
  • Site based experience as sub-contractor, contractor, consultant or client.
  • Knowledge of claims preparation and assessment and a keen interest in contractual and legal matters
  • Experience of assisting an Expert or appointment as an Expert in Adjudication and/or Litigation.
  • First class written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, self-driven, determined and thorough in approach.
  • Capable of carrying out independent study, analysis and interpretation, then presenting conclusions clearly and concisely.
  • Good working knowledge of data management an formulas in MS Excel.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management (essential)
  • Degree in Law or post graduate in Construction Law (preferred).
  • Professionally qualified: RICS, CIArb or similar.

For the successful candidate, DGA offers a competitive remuneration package, pension, bonus and assistance with professional development.