A uniquely tailored service reinforced by a multidisciplinary team of experts

Nicholas O’Dwyer offers a bespoke contracts advisory service comprising a multidisciplinary team of experts who possess significant academic training and qualifications in engineering and contract law coupled with practical hands-on contract delivery experience as engineers or employer’s representative for major infrastructure projects.

Upstream services include a due-diligence review of engineering design, procurement advice and governance, contracts strategy and risk management.

Downstream services include contracts administration oversight, project controls/project management office (PMO), change and claim management, adverse project conditions analysis, project delay and disruption, damage assessment and quantification to include loss of productivity, extensions of time, suspension and termination cost.

We also provide expert services for dispute avoidance and resolution, including preparing expert reports and coordinating inputs for formal processes, dispute boards, expert determination, adjudication and arbitration proceedings.

Our multidisciplinary team’s extensive experience

With extensive experience in project management, contract management and change and claim management, we provide expert analysis covering a wide range of topics encountered on large, international infrastructure and construction projects, such as adverse project conditions, project delay and disruption and damage assessment and quantification. We develop and quantify all types of claims dealing with scope change, delays and disruptions, loss of productivity, an extension of time and work suspension or termination.

Our core skills include:

  • Contract strategy and risk management
  • Procurement and value
  • Project controls/PMO
  • Contract administration
  • Dispute avoidance/resolution, including arbitration.

Nicholas O’Dwyer has a long track record in providing technical assistance and capacity-building consultancy services to clients in Ireland, the UK, sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Jordan and India. Our clients include Irish Water, UK water utilities, the Millenium Corporation Challenge, European Commission, European Investment Bank, the World Bank and other donor agencies for whom we have worked in over 46 countries. We have provided services in programming, managing and administrating international financial institution funds to support national and regional authorities, enabling them to manage the funding available under the various donor-funded programmes.

Our expert teams have delivered institutional strengthening programmes to reinforce the capacity of implementing agencies and in management authorities including the following:

  • Road development and maintenance
  • Bridge management and maintenance
  • Water supply, wastewater treatment and operations management
  • Network rehabilitation and utility management
  • Environmental strategy and policy implementation
  • Climate resilience and disaster risk management

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