AECOM Senior Delay Analyst, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159251BR

Position Title Senior Delay Analyst, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Planning

Business Line Construction Services

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

Senior Delay Analyst with minimum 15 years of scheduling experience, and a minimum 5 years in forensic delay analysis/ project controls/ planning within a Client, Consultant and/or Contractor. The candidate should demonstrate a proven track record at a senior level in project planning / scheduling, and possess a good understanding of standard and bespoke forms of contracts. The candidate will an expert user of Project management software (Primavera P6) and have excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Job Duties

  • Evaluate Contractor’s delay and disruption claims, quantify delay damages and assist in formulating claims strategy with the Lead Delay Analyst

  • Assess entitlement to Extension of Time claims occurring as a result of delays, disruption and loss of productivity utilizing production rate and work cycle analysis techniques

  • Demonstrate impacts to critical path(s) and identify dominant delay in contractor’s construction schedules prospectively and retrospectively

  • Draft Claims Assessment Technical Reports to a high standard of English

  • Assist in dispute resolution and claims planning and negotiation strategy

  • Must be demonstrably analytical and possess exceptional fact finding ability to research complex historical project records

  • Ensure incorporation of scope changes and review trends to reflect the project scope

  • Review/reschedule activities not matching the planned duration to minimize or eliminate any impact on critical path

  • Work with project managers, construction and commercial teams to provide appropriate support for contract and claims management procedures and ensure schedule input to the change management procedure

  • Monitor and assess early warnings and likely delay notifications from contractors and assess potential impact on construction progress

  • Review and audit Contractor’s time impact methodologies and ensure the assessment of delay claims in accordance with the conditions of contract

  • Present complex Extensions of Time and delays analysis reports to Executive level stakeholders and Client representatives in oral and written English

  • Flexible and creative finding solutions to problems

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science/ Engineering / Construction Management from an accredited internationally recognized institution or university. Project Management certification preferable.

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years relevant experience and qualifications in comparable projects including demonstrated knowledge of Primavera and forensic delay analysis. Preferred mixed used experience, airports, high-rise experience will be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of literacy skills in English

  • Excellent working knowledge of airports

  • Experience in planning/ scheduling with Primavera P6 on similar projects

  • In depth knowledge and proven experience of delay analysis techniques

  • Good knowledge of different forms of contracts

  • Very good computer skills (Excel, Access)

  • Excellent working knowledge of industry practices/safety/quality management systems

  • High level of critical thinking and numerical skills

  • Very good literacy in English

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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