- Senior Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +61 8 6430 1305
- F: +61 8 9321 8544
- Level 47, Central Park
- 152-158 St. Georges Terrace
- Perth, WA, 6000
- T: +61 8 9321 8533
- F: +61 8 9321 8544
- B.Sc. (Hons), Building Surveying, University of Salford
- BTEC Higher Nationals, Mech/Manufacturing Engineering Certificate
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
- Quantity Surveyors International (QSI)
Stuart Downes is a Senior Director in the Construction Solutions practice of FTI Consulting responsible for preparing expert reports, submissions for adjudication, advising and/or working in conjunction with client law firms in the preparation of claims for delay and disruption costs, extension of time and disputed variations on high profile projects and disputes in preparation for arbitration or litigation.
A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Stuart has worked in both Australia and the UK and has more than 19 years of experience in the commercial, contractual and claims management of projects, ranging from gas pipelines, FLNG and LNG installations, mining/resources, power generation, marine civil, heavy and light rail, utilities (electricity, water and wastewater), offices, schools, airport extensions and residential developments. Stuart has worked with a wide range of standard and bespoke construction and engineering forms of contract, including the NEC3 and more traditional contracts (lump sum, with or without quantities), design, build and maintain, model forms, and a variety of framework agreements.
Recent assignments include the provision of a responsive quantum expert report on the merits of alleged scope changes and disruption on a power station project in the Northern Territory, Australia (for adjudication under the CCA 2004 (NT)), and preparation of a quantum expert report for the purpose of valuing deleted work orders on a transmission overhead maintenance project in Western Australia.
Stuart began his career working for several blue-chip contractors and has particular experience and knowledge in post-contract commercial management/contract administration and has previously been responsible for the training and development of a number of quantity surveyors.