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Assistant Manager - Asset Management

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140852BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager - Asset Management
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 DescriptionThe Team

Our AMA team works with major public and private sector entities across all sectors but principally those with major capital and infrastructure commitments in Natural Resources, Energy, Power & Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas and Health and Education.

The services we provide in include:

- Asset Diligence & Assurance
- Balance Sheet Integrity
- Asset Operating Models
- Asset Strategy and Asset Policy
- Investment Optimisation
- Asset Information & Asset Data strategy.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities for the right candidate to join our rapidly expanding team. We are looking for a Finance or Engineering background with a strong appreciation of asset management, whole life decision making.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager in our team you will be able to demonstrate an aptitude for providing advisory services. You will be responsible, amongst other things, for:

- Helping to manage the day to day relationship with relevant client contacts and ensuring our service is responsive to their needs
- Managing the delivery of work to clients within your specialist areas to appropriate quality standards
- Helping with financial management, ensuring timely raising of fee notes and assisting in recovery of fees and keeping clients informed of costs and time incurred on an appropriately regular basis
- Ensuring KPMG's quality and risk management procedures are completed to the appropriate standard
- Helping to identify potential opportunities for new assignments where KPMG can assist clients and assisting on proposals and other business development initiatives
- Pro-actively keeping up to date with specific (technical) developments affecting your work and developing an industry specific network both within and outside KPMG
- Being a role model for less experienced staff and for the firm's values

The Person

- Candidates must have strong experience of engineering and it is likely you will have either a degree in Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) or Finance. We are ideally looking for a dual qualified person who is an accredited member of ICE, IET & IAM or equivalent.
- You will also be able to demonstrate experience in asset management on infrastructure or other assets (property, health, retail, utilities). Good sector experience in one or more of the utilities would be an advantage. Asset Management certification or Chartered Engineer status would also be an advantage.

Candidates should have a good understanding of at least one of the topics below and some appreciation of the others:

- Asset life cycle management. The candidate has undertaken roles involving planning interventions to assets to maximise or extend their life.
- Capital planning: The candidate has been involved in the development phase of capital work.
- Commissioning: The candidate has brought assets into use through commissioning or systems integration.
- Renewals/Capital maintenance: The candidate has had involvement in the maintenance of multiple asset types and the development of or delivery of renewals programmes.

Candidates should also have an appreciation of the following areas:

- Asset management policy and strategy
- Assessing and managing asset management risks
- Asset management information and knowledge
- Life-cycle decision-making
- Developing asset management plans
- Managing asset lifecycle activities

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

- Strong analytical skills
- Commercial awareness
- Strong written, communication and presentation skills
- Good track record in building and maintaining client relationships
- Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
- Flexibility - whilst you would be based in London, our work requires travel.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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