@coliver Yes they are on Office365
Not surprising. SharePoint on Office365 is slightly different then the one locally hosted (from my limited experience) It can be a powerful tool if they are building an app to facilitate or replace file sharing. But if they just want to use it for a glorified WebDav repository then there are other tools that would work better.
Any reason OneDrive for Business wouldn't work for them? Or will there be ownership issues if they go through that process?
Owner Ship issues is what they seem to think. Like I said they just really need someone that really knows SharePoint well to help them get it setup. A Developer is what they asked for but....
Yes, and it is what YOU asked for in turn, knowing that if you deliver that, it will be a big failure. That's my point. If you know that they asked for the wrong thing, you have to manage that. Repeating bad information will just lead to getting the wrong resource.