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Associate Director

  • Job reference: FG-003179
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Planning, Programme Management
  • Location: Dubai
Faithful+Gould, is an international Project Management and Cost Consultancy services provider which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the well-renowned larger group, WS Atkins & Partners Overseas Company. As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Faithful+Gould are committed to  excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine, innovation, collaboration and best practice. We are active in the Middle East and India for over 10 years with our regional headquarter in Dubai, and offices in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Our Middle East and India presence is complemented by our operations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and our 2,000 plus global staff. 

CTBH is a specialist business unit within Faithful+Gould providing independent project and programme management, planning and scheduling, claims and disputes, and cost management services to clients in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

The Role:

CTBH are looking for an experienced and astute claims management consultant based in our Dubai office. Candidates will have experience leading a team, being client facing and have a strong personality with excellent analytical, problem solving, planning and contract management skills as well as experience with FIDIC / other forms of contract. Experience in commercial negotiations, dispute resolution and providing expert advice in multiple local and international jurisdictions.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Preparation and defence of construction claims and management of disputes
  • Preparation and advice on contractual terms and arrangements and procurement routes
  • Preparation of expert advice, reports and presentations 
  • Forensic investigation into the causes of delay and preparation of the claims narrative
  • Preparation, negotiation and defence of claims and counterclaims in respect of extension of time (EOT), loss and expense, disruption, prolongation, and relief from liquidated damages. 
  • Dispute resolution advice and assistance, including preparation of documentation in support of arbitrations, mediations and other ADR procedures. 
  • Commercial management of large projects 
  • Risk management experience
  • Managing teams of Consultants as necessary
  • Liaising with clients including Lawyers and assisting in the provision of services to the Employer's clients
  • Local experience and contacts and the ability to positively contribute to business development
  • Participating in and contributing to seminars, external training, and the publication of learned articles
  • Keeping up-to-date with current techniques of claims and project data analysis
  • Management and professional development of staff
  • Delivering services regionally

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 15 - 20 years’ experience, including UAE / GCC Experience 
  • Qualifications :  QS Degree, Engineering Degree, Building Degree and / or Legal Degree
  • Experience on a wide range of building and engineering projects
  • Experience in Dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation and litigation support 
  • Professional contractual and claims preparation, advice and assistance 
  • Expert witness experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Project and/or construction management  
  • Contracts administration
  • Team management and leadership

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes: 

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance; 
  • Transportation allowance; 
  • 22 calendar days annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover; 
  • Company gratuity scheme; 
  • Discretionary bonus scheme; 
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin 
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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