Senior Associate, Construction Delay at Secretariat Advisors LLC

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

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





Job Description:

Job Description:

ABOUT THE FIRM

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.

Responsibilities:


  • 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 schedule overruns


  • Quantification of delays

    • 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.


  • Case strategy
    • Assist executives in identifying the best approach to individual litigation/arbitration matters to assist clients in attaining a desired legal decision


Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in building construction, engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred

  • 3 or more 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 disputes, including arbitration or litigation preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal skills (ability to write and conduct business in English)

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Ability to create and foster positive relationships with colleagues, peers and clients

  • Ability to communicate highly technical material to non-technical audience

  • Ability to travel as needed (generally under 15% but may vary)

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

  • Flexible, creative problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to put in the extra effort to finish the job on time, with a high standard of quality

  • Ability to mentor and develop junior level staff

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





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