Manager, Construction Delay at Secretariat Advisors LLC

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Job Description:


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.

ABOUT Our Construction Delay team

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 honored 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 trends, anomalies, and other details which may have led to cost and schedule overruns

  • 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

  • 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; Master's degree preferred

  • 4-8 years experience working in a relevant construction project management, scheduling, or cost controls capacity

  • Strong skills using relevant software tools: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, Suretrak

  • Experience with construction scheduling programs (Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project)

  • Experience with construction claims and disputes, including mediation, arbitration, or litigation or firsthand construction experience with changed conditions or delays

  • Ability to travel as needed (generally under 25% but may vary)

  • Technical knowledge and experience with applying industry-accepted standards and forensic schedule analysis techniques (e.g., AACE International, Society of Construction Law) Ability to create an As Planned vs As Built delay analysis from start to finish

  • Excellent written and verbal skills including experience drafting reports for litigation/arbitration (ability to write and conduct business in English)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a team

  • Flexible, creative problem-solving skills

Salary range $95,000-$160000 (based on experience)

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

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