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Manager - MPA - Data and Insights

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Role Purpose

Capital projects consistently underperform in terms of budget, schedule and benefits. Stakeholders often lack confidence over the performance of their projects and programmes. Data, and the intelligent insight from analytics, can enable and drive improvement as it has in many facets of our lives.

Our Major Projects Advisory (MPA) team specialises in providing clarity to Boards, Executives and SRO’s at major public and private sector organisations, on the delivery of their projects and programmes. We work on some of the UK’s most strategically important programmes, and across all sectors including Natural Resources, Energy, Power & Utilities, Transport, Corporates, Oil & Gas, Defence, Health and Education.

MPA comprises specialists with deep construction industry experience, from working for project owners, contractors, engineering consultants and others in the UK and overseas. We are strengthening our data and insights capability to grow our client service offering.

This role is for an ambitious innovative and professional at Manager level, who can work alongside our existing team to enhance the way we deliver services to our clients using data, intelligent insights from analytics and visualisation to improve project delivery confidence.

You will be responsible for helping to grow and deliver our MPA business, working with our leadership team, client organisations and other KPMG teams to develop our offerings and value propositions.

Description of Role

Support the MPA team in developing our data and insights value propositions, to improve project delivery confidence through intelligence data led insights, analytics and visualisation.

Manage and work as part of teams to deploy digital capabilities in the delivery of engagements.

Develop technology led insights and solutions for client challenges.

Work with KPMG’s global networks to identify, develop and deploy appropriate tools and methodologies.

Work with KPMG’s technology and data analytics teams to develop and deploy proof of concepts and solutions.

Develop partnerships with third party providers to develop an ecosystem of solutions for client issues.

Role Dimensions

Leadership and Management

Engagement Management of project teams to deliver client engagements.

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 junior employees.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges

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.

Impact, Accountability & Governance

The role can potentially have a material impact on the success of the ambitious MPA growth strategy.

The role will be client facing and have direct impact on the reputation and perception of KPMG.

The role has financial responsibilities through Engagement Management.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications


Experience working with data, analytics and intelligent insights in an infrastructure / capital projects environment.

Enough understanding of the infrastructure environment to be able to relevantly apply digital insights and capabilities.

Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking.


Experience in managing consultancy or client facing assignments.

Experience working on complex change programmes.

Experience building business cases for funding.

Expertise / Technical Role Requirements

Knowledge of capital project delivery.

Advance Microsoft Office.

Power BI.


Excellent facilitation and communication (written and oral) skills.

Ability to bring complex concepts to life for non-specialist audience.

Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new techniques and knowledge.

Ability to manage multiple projects for multiple stakeholders and balance time across these appropriately.

Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision.

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