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Manager - Energy Transition Strategy, Power and Utilities

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group in the UK consists of over 200 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.
We provide 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. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues. Increasingly we are also working on mandates that require ‘infratech’ elements that help our clients take advantage of automation and other emerging technologies to drive value in their businesses.
The utilities sector is a key business area for the Infrastructure Group and encompasses work for the large clients in the sector including all of the leading UK energy and water companies as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector. As the sector is evolving we are now looking to grow our proposition further, specifically recognising the role that the energy transition brings both in the opportunities for our clients and in the range of products and services that we can offer.
This area is expanding rapidly and we are looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on giving strategic advice on the energy transition to our clients in the energy and water sectors premised on net zero.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

• Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis
• Supporting pitching for new business with ideas
• Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge
• Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
• Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness and business development opportunities
• Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
• Leading and executing strategic reviews and analysis
• Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
• Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
• Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
• Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The ideal candidate would:
• Have considerable number of years of experience in the strategy space, ideally with experience of applying this to the energy sector in particular, preferably linked to one of the disruptive energy industries or a consultant specialising in these sectors;
• Have a sound knowledge of corporate strategy and investment decision making;
• Understand how emerging net zero technologies can impact businesses and how they can be successfully implemented;
• Have a good understanding of new and emerging value propositions in the utilities sector (such as electric vehicles, solar & storage or demand side response);
• Have experience or understanding of energy policy and economic regulation
• Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;
• Be skilled in strategic and financial analysis;
• Bring an inquisitive mind-set and be comfortable challenging the status quo;
• Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role;
• Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to strategic, 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.

Knowledge and experience of other similar sectors such as telecoms or energy services would be a bonus as would language skills. Familiarity with international energy sectors would also be a positive.

• 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English
• Degree in business, engineering, mathematics, economics or similar.

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