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Assistant: Energy Lead Advisor- Newcastle

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142949BR
Job TitleAssistant: Energy Lead Advisor- Newcastle
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineCorporate Finance
Service Line InformationYou can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionThe Team

KPMG has a sector leading Energy Lead Advisory business, spanning the spectrum of M&A, equity and debt raising; having built:

- Senior and trusted client relationships across the major energy utilities, new strategic entrants, financial investors and leading entrepreneurs.
- An enviable set of Lead Advisory credentials, particularly focused on M&A and equity.
- A diverse skill set and deep sector expertise, spanning power generation and renewables, retail power and trading, regulated utilities and oil & gas.

A selection of recent advisory highlights include

We target the largest clients and deals in the market, presenting KPMG as the clear choice:

- New nuclear: China General Nuclear on its investment in Hinkley Point C and UK nuclear JV with EDF, and currently Horizon.
- Regulated utilities: National Grid on the carve out of its remaining gas distribution networks, leading up to the £13.8 billion sale in 2017.
- Decentralised energy: Singaporean utility Sembcorp’s acquisition in 2018 of the UK’s largest decentralised power business, UK Power Reserve.

Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support our Energy Lead Advisory business with a particular focus on Power & Utilities, delivering a mix of M&A and financing engagements.

The Role

The role offers the opportunity to lead/manage a number of live deal execution situations, including sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, equity raises and financings. The role will include:

- Lead Advisory deal execution, spanning M&A, debt and equity raising
- Lead Advisory deal origination
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge materials to support deal origination and execution;
- 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;
- Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models;
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements;
- Maintaining a good understanding of commercial, financial, regulatory and transactional themes in the energy sector;
- Working as part of an integrated transaction offering, working closely with KPMG’s European network and UK colleagues across Transaction Services, Tax and broader Advisory teams; and
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

- Have experience in the energy sector, gained through M&A or financing transactions;
- Have a good knowledge of financing structures, particularly, structured equity and debt for major power projects, the dynamics of financing in M&A deals, the range of project finance debt structures, and corporate finance structures;
- Have a good understanding of Power & Utilities assets and revenues, including applicable renewable energy incentives;
- Have good business case writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;
- Be skilled in financial modelling, financial analysis, in addition to having an understanding of financial accounting;
- Have a strong ability to interpret and present outputs from financial models to support the provision of commercial advice;
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients;
- Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG;
- Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector;
- Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers;
- Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams;
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of transactions and origination situations simultaneously to demanding timetables; and
- Be a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues.
- Be Degree Qualified
- Have gained a Professional Qualification

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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