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Senior Consultant/associate Director, Construction Solutions, Perth

FTI Consulting - Perth, WA

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About The Role

We are seeking expressions of interest from experienced construction claims or commercial professionals to join our Perth Construction Solutions team, as either a Senior Consultant or Associate Director. With a competitive salary and bonus structure, this is a full-time role, offering excellent career opportunities and professional development.

The Construction Solutions practice within FTI Consulting is a leading global provider of commercial management and dispute resolution services on complex projects across all construction, engineering and related industries. Drawing on years of combined experience on some of the world's most complex and mission-critical construction projects, FTI Consulting has a proven track record in providing solutions to help our clients reduce risk and to prevent, mitigate and resolve construction problems.

Typical projects include airports, hotels, oil and gas facilities (onshore/offshore), mining infrastructure, ports and harbours, power stations, rail/light rail, solar farms, waste to energy plants and more. You can find more information on what we do here .

If you are interested in becoming part of a fast-growing company and helping shape its future, read on.

What You'll Do

  • Advise contractors, subcontractors, lenders, developers, funders and lawyers on contractual, technical and commercial issues that relate to complex construction and engineering projects
  • Help clients resolve commercial disputes by establishing a clear, commercial strategy, promoting early resolution
  • Where litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, you will assist as an integrated part of our clients' legal teams or with external legal counsel, providing support across the entire dispute life cycle, from research and analysis to arbitration, mediation or trial
  • Providing support to Quantum and Delay Experts involved in the preparation of expert reports for the purpose of arbitration, litigation and/or adjudication
  • Providing support and assisting senior members of the team involved in the preparation and defence of contractual claims on construction and engineering projects for tier 1 or tier 2 contractors
  • Reviewing construction/engineering contracts and advising on relevant terms and conditions Analysing complex project data including, for example, costs, labour hours and quantities etc.
  • Quantity surveying duties including cost management, commercial or contract management, contract administration
  • Programming and planning including assisting with forensic delay analysis
  • Primarily Perth based, possibly with some interstate and/or international travel once that resumes

How You'll Grow

This is an excellent opportunity for a technically minded and commercially astute person who is keen to develop their career in a construction and engineering-related environment with a global provider of commercial management and dispute resolution services.

You will receive:
  • Opportunities to work on some of the largest Oil and Gas, Mining and Infrastructure projects in the Australia and Asia Pacific regions
  • Mentoring and training from renowned Delay and Quantum Experts recognised in the Who's Who Legal publication, which recognises consulting experts globally
  • Relevant formal and informal training
  • Opportunities to work in other jurisdictions and with FTI colleagues in the APAC region
  • A structured career path with the chance to grow, develop your skills and progress within FTI Consulting through a structured performance review process
  • Support obtaining professional accreditation, e.g. Chartered Quantity Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or similar

Qualifications And Experience

Ideally, you will have:
  • 5 to 10 years' claims, commercial, contract administration, cost engineering or quantity surveying experience
  • A bachelor's degree (and ideally a Chartered Quantity Surveyor or Chartered Engineer or similar discipline) with relevant professional qualifications
  • Experience of preparing and negotiating claims in a commercial environment on construction/engineering projects
  • Experience in the quantification and costing and/or commercial management of construction works
  • An interest in construction law and a desire to develop that interest
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • The ability to work on multiple client matters at one time
  • The ability to work with limited supervision
  • The ability to work with senior team members and clients in demanding situations with strict deadlines
  • A strong work ethic and integrity and high level of professionalism
  • Site-based experience
  • Excellent MS Word and Excel skills
  • For this position, you must be a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

Candidates that don't have the necessary experience but have a great attitude and are keen to develop their career in a construction claims environment will be considered. Preference will, however, be given to candidates that have some demonstrable exposure to:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution; and/or
  • Working on construction/engineering matters in Arbitration or Litigation

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Attractive remuneration
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Medical insurance program (corporate membership) for individual and dependent(s)
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Fresh fruits, snacks, and drinks
  • Employee Assistance Program ("EAP") - free to all employees and their immediate families
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing program including fitness subsidies
  • Professional membership contributions and generous paid study leave

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognised as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.