Director/ Construction Quantum Expert, South Africa

The Company

Systech International is a highly successful, privately owned, construction consultancy business with a proven 25-year track record in the niche market of construction claims and dispute management.

Systech’s headquarters are in London and we employ 500+ staff through a network of regional and branch offices, worldwide.

We have an established and growing client base in RSA in particular in the power sector. Our dispute assignments can range from short-term, one-off independent claim reviews to advising on major, long-term disputes, involving large teams.

Currently, Systech is appointed on several major international project disputes which include some of the largest construction disputes in the world.

The Position

Systech constantly aims to provide its clients with the best service possible, so to support our growing South African client base, Systech is looking to appoint a Director/ Construction Quantum Expert – RSA to manage disputes and develop dispute strategies on behalf of our clients, through to successful resolution.

As Director/ Construction Quantum Expert, you will be working either independently or in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, team environment and reporting directly to Systech’s Regional Director of South Africa.

We require an independent thinker who can come up with ideas and provide solutions in support of our clients’ dispute strategy position, help to mitigate dispute risks and provide timely advice and substantive arguments in positive support of our client’s position and dispute strategy.

You will be working closely with our clients, writing claims narrative and drafting formal reports with documentary and substantive evidence whilst coordinating team members in investigations, evidence gathering and, where appropriate, discovery.

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have a strong interest in working in RSA for a British consultancy and explain reasons for seeking a long-term position in South Africa
  • British Degree (preferably BSc degree in Quantity Surveying)
  • Have obtained FRICS and FCIArb membership status and/or a post-graduate legal qualification (LLM)
  • Previous experience in the construction sector in a senior Dispute Management position
  • Minimum 15 years international major project experience in the power sector
  • Involvement at senior level in formal disputes including Arbitrations and DABs is an advantage
  • Flexibility to travel and work away from South Africa base, as and when required
  • UK passport holders preferred (preferable for foreign worker visa requirements) Other nationalities will be considered (visa restrictions may apply in some locations)
  • 11 weeks on & 2 weeks off rotation required
  • Must be mobile, flexible and have an excellent health record

The Director/ Construction Quantum Expert - RSA position is offered on a single status basis and with an excellent package, including expat level remuneration, accommodation and benefits for the right individual.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy then please apply with your detailed CV/Resume to anne.virnig@systech-int.com quoting reference:


Anne Virnig
+1 (949) 829 0225


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