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Associate Director - Asset Management - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The 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, Defence and Health and Education. This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capability in Asset Management.

We are seeking an Industry leading Asset Management professional to become the subject matter expert for KPMG UK supporting all AMA activity across the business including Operating Model Transformation, Strategy and Planning, Internal Audit, Transactions, Risk and Technology.

Services provided by the AMA Team:
- Asset organisation and operating model transformation
- Analytics and asset management improvement programmes
- Asset investment planning including corporate value frameworks
- Network/service resilience and maintenance planning
- Internal audit, assurance and SME peer review of key business processes
- Data and technology advisory services for the asset lifecycle

The Role

As an Associate Director in our team you will be responsible, amongst other things for
- Delivering large, complex client engagements, operating at board level and the level below.
- Managing the KPMG team on project from both the AMA team and across the business
- Be the focus for the asset management capability and manage the use and development of the AM tools and methodologies across the team and within projects
- Engaging with global teams, including Global Asset Management Centre of Excellence to leverage resources and capabilities developing robust approaches to the supporting service lines.
- Supporting the development with thought leadership and speaking engagements
- Helping to manage the day to day relationship with key client contacts, ensuring our service is responsive to their needs.
- Managing the teams and delivery of work to clients, ensuring that the quality of our deliverables are high.
- 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.
- Pro-actively keeping up to date with Asset Management thinking on a global level.

Business development:
- Building relationships and identifying opportunities for new assignments where KPMG can help clients helping to convert opportunities for new assignment
- Helping where there is an opportunity to add value and to meet a client need, to gain extensions to existing assignments
- Assisting on proposals and other business development initiatives.
- Coaching and mentoring other staff.
- Being a role model for less experienced staff and for the firm's values

The Person

We are looking for a person who is able to work at pace and bring experience and practical solutions across the broad services we provide and is able to work across different client types. Proven experience in delivering complex engagements, with a high level of client relationship management and a track record of delivery high quality outputs and securing further work.
The technical background will varying and will likely to come from an asset, project and/or business management background for asset intensive organisations.

Essential Requirements:
- Experience focusing on realising the strategic value of asset management at enterprise level and not just the engineering/operational level application and experience engaging with board level representatives in this area.
- Understanding and assessment of operating models and end to end process for asset management and capital delivery for asset intensive organisations
- Life-cycle decision-making and the ability to manage and direct the creation of asset management plans, capital programmes or maintenance regimes
- Assessing and managing risks at both a service/network level and an asset level.
- Strong analytical skills and/or strong written, communication and presentation skills
- Good understanding of asset management information and knowledge management
- Experience in one or more key sectors of Transport, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Property/Estates or Utilities
- Good client relationship track record.
- Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels.
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Commercial awareness.
- Relevant advisory / consulting / assurance experience.

Non Essential:

- Managing change in asset management IT systems and capabilities
- Asset performance management
- Contractor and supplier management
- Asset care and maintenance management
- Sustainable asset management
- Techniques for whole-life costing and accounting
- Asset management information systems
- It would also be an advantage if the individual had practical experience of providing advisory services and if the individual had worked across a number of sectors.

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