Secretariat is your source for independent expert advisory services. Secretariat specializes in international arbitration, general commercial arbitration/litigation, forensic accounting, economic damages, construction and government contracting. Secretariat’s experts maintain integrity, quality, and objectivity when solving complex disputes, delivering details analyses, and articulating meaningful results in a clear and concise manner.
Secretariat partners with general contractors, owners, developers, engineers, and their legal counsel to guide them through litigation/arbitration proceedings related to construction disputes. Our experts in have testified across the globe on many of the largest construction delay and economic damages matters. Our dispute services include: forensic scheduling, project cost/quantum analytics, and liability reviews. Due to continued growth, we are seeking professionals with planning/cost analytics/scheduling experience and a broad understanding of construction and engineering concepts to join our team. Successful candidates should possess experience in construction planning and scheduling as well as strong analytical, problem solving, and communications skills.
Research and fact-finding
Reviewing technical and non-technical documentation (change orders, blueprints and technical engineering drawing, reports, cost estimates, correspondence, market data, 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
Review work of junior level staff
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 and schedule overruns
Quantification of cost overruns and damages
Apply analytical methods to large datasets to calculate damages 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
Analyzing financial data and market data to determine lost profits due to schedule delays and cost overruns.
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
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). Project management applications such as MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, Suretrak preferred.
Experience with disputes, including arbitration or litigation preferred
Excellent written and verbal skills (ability to write and conduct business in English)
Ability to communicate highly technical material to non-technical audience
Ability to travel as needed (generally under 20% but may vary)
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a team