Managing Director, Construction Disputes & Advisory

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • 125 - 150


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

  • Practice Overview

At Ankura, our team of advisory professionals builds partnerships with clients to advise, manage, and execute strategic capital investments to effectively mitigate the risks inherent in the planning, design, construction, activation, and financing of capital projects. We have a long history of advising through all phases of complex projects to ensure clients deliver on their objectives.

Our services include a comprehensive range of planning, strategic, facility, real estate, and capital solutions which are focused on helping our clients maximize the construction and delivery, operational and financial performance of their real estate portfolios and capital investments.

Role Overview

This Managing Director will support Construction Disputes & Advisory – one of seven business groups focused on client delivery services across the Firm.


  • High-Performing Teams & People: Leverage the collective through strong teaming and collaboration; continuously develop self and others
  • Enduring Success: Lead by example and embody Ankura’s core values; act in the best long-term interests of Ankura; enhance Ankura’s brand; and give back in our communities
  • Smart Growth: Develop client relationships, grow our capabilities, and leverage the firm’s collective expertise to win in the marketplace and serve our clients ever-changing needs
  • Quality Client Execution and Profitability Consistently deliver high-quality and profitable work that achieves optimal client and project outcomes; achieve utilization goals
  • High Impact Innovation: Build and sustain leading practices and operations by anticipating future and constantly innovating to stay ahead of our clients and our competitors


The Managing Director will work with the Senior Managing Director to set strategy for the group, lead major client engagements, develop brand and marketing collateral, direct business development efforts, and manage the group.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management with requisite consulting experience


  • 10 years minimum experience in Construction Management, Project Controls or Capital Project consulting focused on strategic facilities master planning, service line planning, and business and data analytics for large construction projects or capital projects.
  • Ideal candidate will have Construction Management and Project Control experience and experience managing and growing a Project Controls team.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Strategic thinking, leadership (business acumen/empathy/mentoring), client management skills
  • Provides strategic recommendations for project/group and overall business that will directly impact achievement of results
  • Sees broadest applications and future direction of current products and solutions beyond immediate and intended use
  • Quickly identifies/implements innovative ideas and technologies to meet business demands

Specialized Knowledge

  • Identifies, advances and closes on opportunities at new and existing clients
  • Promotes new or expanded service offerings inside and outside the Firm
  • Understands core services provided by all Ankura practices and can recommend solutions and resources outside of team/practice

Client – Relationships and Project Management

  • Monitors and ensures client satisfaction with overall service and quality of deliverables
  • Establishes an expectation for high quality standards for self/(team) in all aspects of client relationship/sales cycle
  • Expands relationships to highest level of client organization
  • Defines a compelling value proposition aligned with the client’s challenges and needs
  • Adheres to engagement acceptance process within established policies and time frames
  • Defines strategy and manages multiple and/or complex engagements
  • Manages within prescribed budgets

Firm – Network Building & Corporate Citizenship

  • Takes a leadership role in professional or community organizations and promotes a positive image of the Firm
  • Writes and presents on topics of interest to clients and industry peers (thought leadership, including white papers, webinars, conferences, journal papers, etc.)
  • Recognized internally and/or externally as an expert in one’s field
  • Grows professional network
  • Sources, recruits, and integrates new talent to Firm and practice

People – Self Development & Development of Others

  • Ensures key performance management milestones are met for self and team; actively participates in calibration process
  • Pursues opportunities to expand own capabilities and to refine and further develop expertise to meet evolving market demands
  • Attends, and encourages team to attend professional development/training opportunities; instructs sessions as needed
  • Champions a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Provides frequent and meaningful written and verbal feedback in a timely manner; offers guidance on performance matters

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