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Assistant Manager - Energy & Natural Resources

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

The highly successful Corporates Forensic Energy and Natural Resources team at KPMG is looking to accelerate its recent growth. The team, largely based in London provides economic advice in energy markets, regulation, policy, competition and net zero related issues.

From a sector perspective the work currently focuses on the gas, electricity and water sectors Similarly, in terms of functional areas, core skills within the team as a whole range from strategy and analysis, macro to micro economics, market definition and design, regulatory strategy, conduct regulation advice, anti-trust, competition, econometrics, cost modelling, pricing and regulatory finance and accounting.

The KPMG Corporates Forensic ENR team are involved in projects in the UK and internationally advising Governments, large corporations and regulators on policy and regulatory issues. The team typically works with clients at board level, providing strategic insight into the commercial implications of regulatory initiatives. We offer interesting and varied work, including working with colleagues on M&A, and the opportunity to earn substantial rewards by expanding our successful practice in the UK internationally.

The Role

• Be a key member of our well-established team, delivering high quality projects for our regulatory clients including regulatory policy design, implementation and evaluation as well as organisational change.
• Support the business development across a range of sectors (as outlined above) and make a valued contribution through frequent meetings with clients in order to ‘be seen in the market’.
• Develop insightful proposals and propositions which demonstrate our market leading position.
• Develop a sound technical knowledge of at least two sectors and of the regulatory framework and policies which operate in those sectors.
• Produce compelling reports that are well drafted and concise and which address complex regulatory issues providing insight and value to our clients.
• Gather evidence by conducting interviews, surveys, evaluation and other analysis on behalf of clients and as part of our project delivery.
• Manage proactively engagements in line with KPMG engagement management guidance and report on a regular basis to senior team;
• Liaise regularly with the wider Economics and Regulation team in terms of lessons learned from client engagements and where good practice/methodologies could be cascaded.

The Person

• A postgraduate degree in Economics, finance, mathematics or energy sector engineering or another quantitative subject is highly desirable.
• A good understanding of energy sector regulatory or compliance issue, understanding of energy markets and the operation of utility sector regulation including but not exclusively renewable energy as well.
• The core skill is an ability to use analysis to turn facts and figures into a compelling narrative, usually with a precise quantitative conclusion.
• Good knowledge of at least two sectors and of the regulatory framework and policies which operate in those sectors.
• You will work in small teams, often to tight deadlines, in an adversarial environment where rigor and complete accuracy is vital.
• Experience in econometrics and quantitative or financial analysis is highly desirable.
• Disputes experience is also highly desirable.
• The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a utility or regulator or other consultancy and still maintain a strong active network within different sectors.

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