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Associate Director - Infratech - Infrastructure Advisory

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


Infrastructure is evolving: assets are smarter and better connected. The opportunities for exploiting technologies to drive value from infrastructure and assets have never been greater.
Our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) advises major public and private sector infrastructure and asset-intensive organisations across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Energy, Power, Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence, Health and Education. We are strengthening our InfraTech capability to meet increasing demand from these organisations in support for how to use data, analytics and technology to unlock value from their assets and infrastructure.
This is a fast-growing area offering exciting opportunities, building upon our global capabilities in Infrastructure, Asset Management and Data Analytics.
We are seeking an ambitious and innovative professional who is passionate about infrastructure and technology, with the skills and desire to combine the two to drive improvements for our clients.
You will take a leading role in growing and delivering our InfraTech Solutions business, building relationships with senior management in client organisations and identifying and developing business opportunities. InfraTech Solutions will focus on how we develop and deliver digital technology solutions and the surrounding services to our clients, in partnership with solution vendors, from start-ups to industry majors.
- Drive our InfraTech Solutions business, working with KPMG teams and third-party vendors / partners to develop our ‘go to market’ strategy and pipeline of opportunities
- Build client relationships to identify potential technology solutions for current and future client challenges
- Manage cross-functional teams to deliver InfraTech Solutions for our clients
- Take a leading role in KPMG’s global InfraTech network to accelerate the development of tools and methodologies
- Develop partnerships with third party vendors / partners to develop an ecosystem of solutions for client issues
- Engagement Management of project teams to deliver medium-large (or complex) client engagements.
- Manage business winning activities, including opportunity identification and proposal development.
- Management of quality and risk on engagements to meet KPMG standards.
- Financial management of engagements including budgeting, reporting and invoicing processes.
- Performance Management and mentoring of IAG employees
- Client facing role for both business development and delivery, including stakeholder management and workshop facilitation.
- Liaise with technical teams on the client side to support productionising of proof of concepts.
- Change management of client teams to embed solutions and supporting processes.
- Develop internal networks with other data, analytics and technology teams in KPMG

The Person

Essential Experience
- Business development and delivery in relevant technology solutions, such as common data environments, digital twins, enterprise asset management systems and data analytics (AI/ML) solutions
- Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders and present complex concepts clearly and effectively
- Experience deploying data, analytics and technology solutions in an infrastructure or asset-intensive organisation
- Broad understanding and interest in multiple infrastructure industry sectors
- Deep knowledge of at least one industry within construction, transport, power, utilities and defence.
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking

Desirable Experience
- Experience of delivering projects within a disruptive sector, such as a technology start-up
- Experience in managing consultancy or client facing assignments
- Experience working on complex change programmes with a significant technology element
- Experience building business cases for funding for systems and technology

Expertise / Technical role requirements
- Knowledge of asset management
- Understanding of broader Asset Management good practice (ISO 55001 and IAM/GFMAM 39 subjects)
- Understanding of cloud technologies and their use in scaling solutions

Skills:
- Problem solver with the ability to navigate complex business challenges and secure stakeholder buy-in
- Excellent facilitation and communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Ability to bring complex data, analytics and technology concepts to life for non-specialist audiences
- Ability to manage multiple projects for multiple stakeholders and balance time across these appropriately


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