Whether it is maximizing space in cities or making wasteland habitable, we deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our clients.
Our people work collaboratively to create value through built and natural assets that work in harmony with their surroundings from shopping centers in Shanghai to new rail systems in Middle East and reducing air pollution in Los Angeles.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.
We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues.
Our Values : People First
What We Offer :
A dynamic and challenging opportunity to work on globally iconic projects. A great working environment that supports personal professional development, provides experience to work on projects that build regions and offers attractive tax-
free remuneration and benefits.
Key accountabilities for the role :
We are seeking for a highly disciplined and experienced Head of Quantum to work on our programme management projects in Dubai, UAE
Role Overview :
To lead the Quantum function within the UAE and Middle East Contract Solutions team. (The role is Head of Quantum Contract Solutions UAE / ME)
To take a leading role as (Head of Quantum, and as) part of a team of engineering and construction claim specialists and experts in the preparation and writing of contractual claim documents.
Provide advice, assistance and advocacy to referring or responding parties.
Competent and knowledgeable in the range of normal international ADR processes and methods of determination and settlement of technical claims.
Able to work and interface with specialists and experts in technical / engineering matters, contract entitlement, cost and time / delay analysis.
To take information and argument from specialist disciplines and prepare high quality persuasive claim documents. Able to constructively challenge and question arguments and data.
Prepared to be flexible and produce iterations and revisions of documents from first draft through to final claim submissions.
Knowledge of planning techniques and forensic analysis techniques and the ability to include such analysis into well written claim documents.
Excellent attention to detail, excellent standard of writing / drafting skills and high level of competency in Word & Excel to produce high quality paper and electronic documents.
Able to manage, direct, mentor and train junior staff and to lead and inspire staff in all Quantum related aspects of Contract Solutions.
Arcadis Contract Solutions operate flexibly within the region and as a Director and Head of a discipline you will be required to work in any of the regional offices or client locations.
To lead the Quantum function of Arcadis Contract Solutions in the UAE and ME.
To produce high quality entitlement and quantum argument or defence and include in high quality written and electronic claim documents
To take a pro-active lead role within each claims team.
To take responsibility for production of a complete well prepared document within the time scale set.
To direct and mentor junior staff as may be necessary.
Winning work and play a lead role in business development and new client engagement with lawyers, developers and contractors.
Lead assignments and be responsible for client engagement, deliverables as well as the profitability of assignments and the Contract Solutions business unit.
Able (as an Arcadis Director) to manage, direct, mentor and train junior staff and to lead and inspire staff in all quantum related aspects of Contract Solutions
Able to lead and direct a team of junior claims staff for entitlement, time and cost analysis
Adopts and role models the Arcadis Values of Integrity, Client Focus, Collaboration and Sustainability
Ability to add value and drive forward the Quantum function in the UAE and ME.
Ability to drive forward CS as a business function within the Program Management division of Arcadis ME.
Experience, Qualifications & Person Specifications :
Degree qualified (BSc) in construction, surveying or engineering related discipline
Demonstrable training in claims and disputes
Minimum of 20-22 years clear direct experience in the preparation of construction based contractual claims and complete documents.
Higher academic and professional qualifications expected (e.g. LLM, FRICS / MRICS, FCIArb / CIArb, etc.)
Technical and Business leadership competencies / capability in previous companies would be expected.
Acknowledged expert’ capability an advantage. Likely to have had expert’ experience in providing expert evidence in not less than 5-10 tribunals.
Ability to work without supervision and to lead, direct and manage junior staff.
High standard of written English and communication skills.
Good standard skills in MS Office.
Skilled to producing persuasive narrative.
Good understanding of the principals and practice of contract entitlement and obligations.
Good understanding of cost and time issues under construction contracts
Good understanding of delay analysis and related extension of time matters
Good knowledge of FIDIC and FIDIC derived contracts and UAE standard forms
Able to take and analyse specialist and expert information, make decisions and be accountable for their own work.
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines on high value, high profile critical claims
Flexible and mobile with good team skills