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Associate - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) in the UK consists of over 100 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

IAG provides in-depth advice on the strategic, financial and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. This advice ranges from the strategic thinking and advice to companies and investors to enable private capital to fund infrastructure to the detailed technical skills required at financial close and the ongoing monitoring/project management as well as restructuring when things go wrong. IAG also works closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

The financing and procurement of primary infrastructure is a key part of the business and supports the ambitious UK Government plans. IAG works with a range of public and private clients who are looking to raise and invest capital or in the case of the public sector, to seek the means to introduce private sector capital. We are looking for a high-quality candidate to support our business with a particular focus on energy and transport in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.

We are offering an opportunity to gain experience in a multi-functional team working across a range of strategic, regulatory and transactional mandates in the infrastructure sector. In this role, the successful candidate will be client facing and should build financial modelling skills, gain a thorough understanding of project finance and commercial/financial analysis common in complex transactions and structures.

The successful candidate will form part of IAG’s Nuclear team and will help analyse and finance some of the UK and Europe’s largest projects. Projects are not limited to the Nuclear sector and work currently being delivered includes;


- Financing and negotiation of new nuclear power station in Europe;
- Financial advisory and reporting on a UK nuclear power station’s construction;
- Financial and contract management analysis of Offshore Wind projects;
- Financial Advisory and raising process for a new UK sea-port targeting the Offshore Wind Sector;
- Debt Advisory in relation to a vehicle leasing project with MOD;
- Financeability analysis on a UK regulated gas network;
- Support to UK Government Investments; and
- Design and implementation of a Helicopter Procurement.
- Business Development in the UK’s Small Modular Reactor sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Hydrogen Gas sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Net Zero policy sector

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include researching and analysing information to deliver elements of our complex power generation project engagements, pitch documents and/or associated client deliverables in the Power sector by:


- Helping to develop and assess strategic objectives and business plans for clients (investment business cases, market entry exit or growth)
- Analysing the financial merits of projects and whether they meet objectives of both Government policy, Financing Institutions and the Client
- Building or analysing Financial Models in Microsoft Excel.
- Reporting on the progress and risks of ongoing project delivery.
- Developing market intelligence, though leadership and sector knowledge to support business development
- Maintain a good understanding of the infrastructure development market and Government policies to support funding and financing of projects.
- Ensuring projects are delivered in a manner that complies with internal and regulatory procedures
- Structuring and writing reports by taking complex concepts and articulating them in a digestible format
- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis
- Supporting pitching for new business with ideas
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
- Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
The ideal candidate would:
- Have an active interest in net zero / renewable energy sector and be interested in government support and policy in these areas;
- Understand the commercial considerations and perspectives that investors, stakeholders, lenders and policymakers have in relation to the infrastructure planning, financing and procurement of projects;
- Bring excellent English, report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills to the role;
- Be skilled in financial analysis, financial modelling and valuations;
- Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory, current members of the team have CIMA, CFA or ACA;
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role;
- provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to financial or economic problems of moderate complexity;
- Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner;
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables.

Qualifications:

- 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English
- Degree in finance, economics, engineering, mathematics or similar;
- All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.


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