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Manager - Energy Transition Strategy

Date: Sep 22, 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 sand 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 at least 5 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, hydrogen, 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;

Global Skills and Behaviours:

Individuals are expected to demonstrate their abilities in line with the KPMG Global Skills and Behaviours to Manager Level, as below:

Business focus


Drive and resilience

Feedback and learning

Developing people

Building relationships

Problem solving

Making an impact

Professionalism and Delivering quality service.

Individuals are also expected to demonstrate their abilities in line with KPMG professional/technical competencies to Manager level as below:

Technical knowledge


Project delivery and project management

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