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Assistant Manager - Regulation & Cost - Water

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c200 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure.

We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic analysis, deal structuring and execution, as well as strategic and transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence.

The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies. We provide in depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance issues, corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, as well as other issues affecting value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high-quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business, with a particular focus on the water sector.

The Role
You would be joining the leading provider of strategic economic consultancy services in the water sector.
While you will have specific responsibilities for contributing towards the team’s water business, there will also be opportunities to work in other sectors, primarily energy networks.
Working closely with sector and subject matter experts you will develop an in-depth understanding of Ofwat’s regulatory framework.
You will build relationships with key clients across the sector, as well as with other advisors (e.g. legal and engineering).
The projects that you will advise on will be high profile and varied. For example, in recent years we have advised on the regulatory framework for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, every aspect of water companies’ business plans, bulk supply trading negotiations, Competition and Markets Authority re-determinations, major transactions, organisational transformations, and much more. If there is a large strategic project taking place in the sector, the chances are we will be advising on it.
There is no ‘typical project’. You will need to apply a structured strategic approach to problem solving, drawing on established economic principles, while having the capacity to think creatively.
The work will include a combination of report drafting, economic analysis, and engaging with clients.

The person
We are looking for someone who is passionate to learn and develop in the sector, while taking responsibility for the quality of deliverables produced.
You will have knowledge either of the regulatory frameworks for utility companies, micro-economics, or finance (ideally all three).
You will bring excellent report writing, Excel and PowerPoint skills—strong writing and quantitative skills are a must.
Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers.

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