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Director - Asset Management Advisory - IAG

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

Our Asset Management Advisory (AMA) team works with major public and private sector entities but principally those with regulatory and infrastructure commitments in Rail, Highways, Defence and Power & Utilities, as well as institutional investors and private sector property owners including retail. The demand for asset owners to manage their assets effectively and efficiently to meet stakeholder demands is a key concern for these organisations, together with transforming their organisations to better meet these challenges. This is therefore a fast-growing business presenting significant opportunity for future growth.

We are seeking an infrastructure professional with a good understanding of asset management principles and the transformation of infrastructure organisations, together with a strong track record in making real change in these organisations. The individual should have a good track record in professional services, including both winning work and delivery, together with a proven reputation in the sector. They will be an industry leading Asset Management professional and 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 design and transformation
• Development and delivery of asset management improvement programmes
• Asset investment planning and decision-making frameworks
• Network resilience and maintenance planning including risk-based approaches
• Assurance and SME peer review of key business processes
• Data and technology advisory services for the asset lifecycle
• Development of strategic plans and businesses cases

The Role

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Director in our team you will be responsible, amongst other things, for:
• Leading large, complex client engagements, operating at board level and the level below
• Leading the KPMG team on projects from both the AMA team and across the business
• Identifying and recruiting talent
• Be the focus point for the asset management capability and bring insights and leading practice to share across sectors
• 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.
• Coaching and mentoring other staff
• Being a role model for less experienced staff and for the firm's values

Business development:

• Targeting key clients in-line with our strategy and developing a pipeline of opportunities to support the growth of the AMA business
• Building sustainable relationships with client in key markets including P&U and/or transport
• Working with other parts of KPMG to win work aligned with our strategy
• Building a strong external and internal network to promote our services and the value provided
• Pro-actively promoting our services
• Supporting the development with thought leadership and speaking engagements

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 who is able to work across different client types. We are looking for someone with proven experience in delivering complex engagements, with a high level of client relationship management and a track record of delivery high quality outputs and in securing further work. Technical background will vary and will likely come from an asset, project and/or business management background for asset intensive organisations.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Essential Requirements:

• Track record in improving performance of asset intensive organisations at an enterprise level adopting the principles of asset management
• Excellent presentation and communications experience engaging with board level representatives in this area
• Understanding transformation of asset intensive organisations
• Understanding of 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 at asset level
• Good understanding of asset management information and knowledge management
• Experience in one or more key sectors of Transport, Defence, Property/Estates or Utilities
• Strong client relationship track record
• Commercial awareness
• Relevant advisory / consulting / assurance experience

Non-essential but potentially useful experience:

• 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


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