Simon Longley Joins Hill International as Senior Vice President

PHILADELPHIA and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Simon Longley, FRICS, FCIArb, FCInstCES, has joined the company as Senior Vice President with Hill's Construction Claims Group. He will be based out of the company's Dubai, United Arab Emirates office.

A chartered quantity surveyor and barrister, Longley has more than 30 years of experience in construction consulting with a focus on complex, high-valued infrastructure and energy projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was Regional Managing Director with Project Advisors International. Before that, he was Regional Director of Contract, Commercial and Expert Services for High-Point Rendel Consulting, Senior Claims Consultant with Schofield Lothian Consulting, and Commercial Director for Balfour Beatty Rail First. Longley earned his B.S. in quantity surveying from Newcastle Polytechnic, his LL.B. from the University of London and he is currently pursuing his LL.M. in professional legal skills from the City Law School in London. He also earned his Post Graduate Diploma in international commercial arbitration from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Longley is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

"Simon is a renowned disputes expert with extensive experience on international megaprojects," said David Merritt, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director (Middle East and Africa) for Hill's Construction Claims Group. "We look forward to his contributions to our Middle East claims consulting operation," added Merritt.

Hill International, with 4,900 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the seventh largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

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