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Consultant - Construction Dispute Resolution

JS Held Pittsburgh, PA
  • Posted: 13 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

J.S. Held is actively seeking an entry level Consultant for the Construction Advisory Team, specializing in Claims and Dispute Resolution in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This position is for a professional who has knowledge or experience with contract and/or change order management, critical path scheduling analysis, preparation of change orders or claims, cost estimates, review of drawings and specifications. This person will report to the Assistant Vice President of Claims and Dispute Resolution in the Pittsburgh office.


  • Schedule Analysis
  • Loss of Productivity/Efficiency Analysis
  • Scope Change Assessment
  • Calculation of increased material and/or labor costs
  • Extended General Conditions Analysis
  • Cost Estimating
  • Lost Profit Analysis
  • Drawing Review

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Office - Advanced skills preferred
  • Bluebeam or other PDF management software
  • Scheduling software - Microsoft Projects/Primavera Products
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or an Engineering discipline such as Structural, Civil, Electrical, MEP etc.
  • 1-3 years experience with engineering or construction firms, or a construction claim/dispute firm

Character Requirements

  • Communication: Effectively communicates at all organizational levels, both in writing and orally. Maintains confidentiality of clients and the firm.
  • Project Focus: Sees things through to completion, deals effectively with potential obstacles and exhibits the flexibility to adapt to whatever a situation calls for. Work is completed within designated timeframes. Takes proper action when time frames cannot be met to assure the work of others is not compromised. Uses non-billable time effectively.
  • Professionalism: Has a positive attitude, displays a sense of pride, enthusiasm, optimism and deep dedication for work with both clients and colleagues. Is a self- motivator, willing to take on new challenges. Takes responsibility for increasing his/her own skills.
  • Teamwork: Works well within a team of other professionals;
  • Quality of Work: Has strong work ethic, taking care to produce accurate work. Has mechanisms in place to check work and ensure the quality of work being produced is accurate and timely.

JS Held

Why Work Here?

J.S. Held is a great place to work, great benefits, nice people and we pay for talent!

About us J.S. Held is dedicated to becoming the global leader in providing multi-disciplinary construction consulting services to the legal, construction and insurance communities. We specialize in property damage consulting, construction claims consulting, program & project management and dispute resolution services. J.S. Held is committed to recruiting and cultivating top industry talent to build a collaborative and diverse team of experts. Our consultants have a true understanding of how projects are planned and built based on years of practical construction and construction management expertise. We leverage this experience to provide local and cost efficient solutions and an unrivaled client experience. EEO Statement J.S. Held LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, J.S. Held LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. J.S. Held LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of J.S. Held LLC employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Please explore what we’re all about at We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V


Pittsburgh, PA

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