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Assistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145305BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineCorporate Finance
Service Line InformationYou can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) is widely recognised as the leading independent strategic advisor in the infrastructure sector. We are a single UK national team of over 170 professionals, with locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. Our work spans transport, power, utilities and social infrastructure in the UK and internationally.

IAG’s Infrastructure Strategy business provides market-leading advice to both public and private sector clients on the financial and economic impacts of transport, housing and other strategic local infrastructure. We have advised on the country’s largest and most high-profile infrastructure projects, including HS2, Crossrail 2, the Northern Line Extension to Battersea and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

We are expanding and are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join our team and play an integral role in the continued growth of our business.

Description of the role:

- Designing innovative funding and financing strategies to support the case for investment in transport and other infrastructure
- Building financial models that quantify various funding and financing scenarios under a range of different cost, revenue, risk and macroeconomic assumptions
- Dealing with large data sets in MS Excel, for instance when assessing the impact of potential new regional tax-raising powers to pay for new infrastructure
- Working with senior colleagues, and contributing to the team
- Keeping abreast of policy developments in order to continue to broaden and deepen sector knowledge
- Contributing to business development and the origination of new ideas and propositions for our clients

Leadership & Management:

You will join an established team of around 10 individuals with market-leading experience. We welcome applicants who are new to infrastructure and keen to learn - but a general enthusism for (transport) infrastructure and government policy drivers is highly desirable.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The role is client-facing, and you should expect to find yourself providing advice to clients from the outset. You will be required to work with senior colleagues and contribute towards team capability-building and business development

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

We are seeking applicants with around 3-4 years professional experience. The role will report to an Associate Director. Ideal condidates will be highly motivated, with the ability to undertaken work of the highest quality - a lateral thinker, with the ability to problem solve from first principles.



- Strong track record of professional experience, predominantly in finance and/or accounting
- Experience of building or using financial modelling tools in MS Excel
- Confident with quantitative analysis
- First-rate analytical skills in developing compelling business cases for investment in infrastructure
- Ability to communicate complex concepts and analysis to clients in plain English


- Experience working with public sector bodies
- Experience working in real estate or development
- Prior knowledge of how major public sector (transport) infrastructure projects are delivered in the UK
- Interest in local and central government policy drivers

Expertise/ Technical role requirements:

- Building or using financial modelling tools in MS Excel
- Quantitative analysis using large datasets
- BA/BSc in numerical degree
- Qualified accountant (or equivalent) preferred


- First-rate analytical skills in developing compelling business cases to support investment in infrastructure
- Ability to communicate complex concepts and and analysis to clients in plain English
- Be a lateral thinker, with the ability to problem solve from first principles and work relatively independently

Our Deal

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Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

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