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Ankura Director, Construction Disputes & Advisory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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 be based in our Philadelphia office. Directors typically possess 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 development efforts

  • Monitoring individual chargeability and proactively seeking assignments to maintain projected chargeability


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university

  • 5+ years of disputes experience in the construction and engineering industries

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

  • Proficiency with Primavera Project Planner and project scheduling technique experience is highly preferred

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


Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email accommodations@ankura.com or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.