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Associate Director - Water - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c200 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure.
We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Transport, Power & Utilities, and Social Infrastructure in the UK and internationally. Our work includes market and policy design, economic analysis, deal structuring and execution, as well as strategic and transaction advice to enable private and public capital to fund infrastructure. We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence.
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. We provide in depth strategic and technical advice on corporate finance issues, corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulatory policy, business and financial planning, as well as other issues affecting value. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector.
Our business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high-quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business, with a particular focus on the water sector.

The Role

You would be joining the leading provider of strategic economic consultancy services in the water sector.

While you will have specific responsibilities for contributing towards the team’s water business, there will also be opportunities to work in other sectors, primarily energy networks.
Working closely with sector and subject matter experts you will develop to become the ‘go to’ person for water economic advice. This will involve developing an in-depth understanding of Ofwat’s regulatory framework.
You will build relationships with key clients across the sector, as well as with other advisors (e.g. legal and engineering).
The projects that you will advise on will be high profile and varied. For example, in recent years we have advised on the regulatory framework for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, every aspect of water companies’ business plans, bulk supply trading negotiations, Competition and Markets Authority re-determinations, major transactions, organisational transformations, and much more. If there is a large strategic project taking place in the sector, the chances are we will be advising on it.
There is no ‘typical project’. You will need to apply a structured strategic approach to problem solving, drawing on established economic principles, while having the capacity to think creatively.
The work will include a combination of report drafting, economic analysis, and engaging with clients.
You will need to be comfortable managing, coaching, and mentoring junior staff across a number of projects.
You will contribute towards building the team, identifying opportunities in the market, and providing thought leadership.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is passionate to develop the team and be seen as a leader within the sector.
You will have experience in the utilities sector, in the industry, at a regulator, or as a consultant ideally with water sector experience.
You will have knowledge either of the regulatory frameworks for utility companies, micro-economics, or finance (ideally all three).
You will be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients.
Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers.
You will bring excellent report writing, Excel and PowerPoint skills—strong writing and quantitative skills are a must.

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