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Associate Director - Asset Management - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team
Our Asset Management Advisory (AMA) team brings together individuals with deep sector expertise and experience implementing asset management solutions to solve challenges across a range of sectors. We work with major public and private sector entities, principally those with major capital and infrastructure commitments in Transport (highways and rail), Defence, Power & Utilities, Telecoms and Energy Transition . 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 part of our team in KPMG UK supporting all AMA activity across the business including Operating Model Transformation, Strategy and Planning, Resilience, Estates Management, Assurance and internal audit.
Services provided by the AMA Team:
- Asset organisation and operating model transformation
- Analytics and asset management improvement programmes
- Asset investment strategy development and planning
- Infrastructure resilience and adaptation including value-based frameworks
- Assurance and internal audit of infrastructure activities, data and reports

The Role
As an Associate Director in our AMA team, you will be responsible, amongst other things for
- Delivering large, complex client engagements, operating at board level and the level below.
- Management of KPMG teams whilst on client engagements, the AMA team and across the business
- Focusing the deployment of asset management capability on client engagement and within KPMG
- Managing the use and development of Asset Management tools and methodologies across the team and within client engagements
- Engaging with global teams, including the Global Asset Management community to leverage resources and capabilities, developing robust approaches to the supporting service lines.
- Managing the day-to-day relationship with key client contacts, ensuring our service is responsive to their needs.
- Managing client engagement teams and delivery of work to clients, ensuring the production of high-quality deliverables
- Financial management, ensuring timely raising of fee notes and assisting in the recovery of fees, and keeping clients informed of costs and time incurred on an appropriately regular basis.
- Ensuring KPMG's compliance, quality and risk management procedures are completed to the appropriate standard.
- Proactively keeping up to date with Asset Management thinking on a global level.
- Supporting the development of the KPMG AMA brand with thought leadership and speaking engagements
Business development:
-Identifying opportunities with existing client engagements to add further value and meet a client need, resulting in extensions to assignments or providing further expertise to an existing team
-Building relationships and identifying opportunities where KPMG can help clients to convert opportunities into new assignments
- Assisting on client proposals and other business development initiatives including leading the development of AMA market propositions
- Coaching and mentoring other staff to develop their business development skills
- Being a role model for junior staff and the firm's values

The Person
We are looking for a person who can work at pace and bring experience and practical solutions across the broad services we provide and sectors we operate in.
You will need to be able to work across different client types and have proven experience in delivering complex engagements, with a high level of client relationship management and a track record of delivering high-quality outputs that lead to securing further work.
The level of technical expertise will vary but will likely come from a background in asset management, infrastructure projects and/or business management from within asset-intensive organisations.

Essential Requirements:
- Experience focused on realising the strategic value of asset management at an enterprise level, not just engineering/operational level application.
-Experience engaging with Board-level representatives on strategic asset management topics.
- Understanding infrastructure organisation operating models and ability to assess the end-to-end process for asset management and infrastructure delivery (including operations and maintenance) for asset-intensive organisations
-Experience with asset 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 across Transport, Defence, Power & Utilities, Telecoms and energy transition.
- Track record of managing client relationships
- Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels.
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Commercial awareness.
- Relevant advisory / consulting / assurance experience.

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

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