Director, Construction Disputes & Advisory


: $153,470.00 - $163,250.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the Construction Disputes & Advisory practice - one of six practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

About Ankura s Construction Disputes & Advisory Expert and Advisory Services:

Expert Services:

Our construction dispute resolution professionals provide expert advice and independent professional opinion. We develop practical solutions as well as robust delay and cost/quantum analysis. We present conclusions in a clear, concise, and objective manner - and provide testimony in a wide variety of venues, including specialized regulatory boards.

Advisory Services:

Our clients seek identification of risks associated with a capital project and practical, experienced, and actionable mitigation tactics. In response, we provide sophisticated advice on some of the world s most complex and largest capital projects, analyzing prospective and in-process capital projects as well as assurance reviews for conformance with the time, cost, and quality objectives of project stakeholders.

We advise on governance and contract structures; analyze cost and schedule progress at key milestones; and provide comprehensive status briefings to project participants, executives, directors, investors, and government agencies.

With hands-on leadership experience in real estate, infrastructure, healthcare, financial services, energy, and many other industries, our professionals combine their expertise with Ankura s extensive resources to produce comprehensive, and - most importantly - easily implementable solutions for our clients planning and execution challenges.

About Our Opportunity:

Ankura s Construction Disputes & Advisory practice is seeking a Director to support work within the local Washington, DC area, but may require travel. This role will be based in Washington, DC. Directors usually have 5 - 8 years of related work experience.


Supporting detailed analyses of project schedule delays, cost overruns, productivity, contracts, change orders and other issues related to design and construction

Assisting in the research and analyzing project cost records

Analyzing financial statements and other pertinent documentation

Reconciling claim amounts to accounting systems and to insurers calculations

Using Ankura s proprietary tools in the development of claim methodology and work product

Developing computer models of schedules, contractor production rates and costs using various software packages

Assisting with data gathering activities including document review and supervision, and quality control of data entry activities

Supervising appropriate personnel including analysts, less experienced associates, client personnel, clerical support, and others as appropriate

Demonstrating proper documentation of work product

Limited engagement planning

Preparing client communications for senior level review

Coordinating administrative functions including time tracking and bill preparation

Supporting the recruiting efforts through participation in campus events and office interviews

Supporting the development efforts

Monitoring individual chargeability and proactively seeking assignments to maintain projected chargeability

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree from an accredited college/university in Engineering, Management, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Mathematics, or related discipline

Experience in the construction and engineering industries

Proficient in MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access

Experience in damages and investigative work focused on contractual disputes, claims, and litigation

CPA or desire to obtain

Ability to research, including the use of the internet and other information sources, and a solid knowledge base in their course of study

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Strong project management skills and attention to detail

Efficient, flexible, and creative problem-solving skills, a high level of motivation, and excellent analytical and organizational skills

Willingness to travel and work overtime when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Primavera Project Planner and project scheduling technique experience

CA, CFE or CFA certification is a plus

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.
Associated topics: analyst, bank, budget, corporate banking, credit, finance director, financial, financial controller, fiscal, revenue * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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