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Manager - Rail - Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Associate Director - Water - Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Associate Director - Economist, Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Manager - Asset Management - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team

Our AMA team works with major public and private sector entities across all sectors but principally those with major capital and infrastructure commitments in Natural Resources, Energy, Power & Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence and Health and Education. This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capability in Asset Management.

We are seeking an Industry leading Asset Management professional to become the subject matter expert for KPMG UK supporting all AMA activity across the business including Operating Model Transformation, Strategy and Planning, Internal Audit, Transactions, Risk and Technology.

Services provided by the AMA Team:
- Asset organisation and operating model transformation
- Analytics and asset management improvement programmes
- Asset investment planning including corporate value frameworks
- Network/service resilience and maintenance planning
- Internal audit, assurance and peer review of key business processes
- Data and technology advisory services for the asset lifecycle

The Role


As a Manager in our team you will be responsible, amongst other things for:
- Delivering key work streams within a large engagement or leading less complex engagements operating at all levels of the business
- Managing the KPMG team and day to day programme for engagements where required and delivery key deliverables at pace and to the highest quality.
- Support off project development of asset management capability and development of the AM tools and methodologies across the team and within projects
- Engaging across KPMG UK with global teams, including Global Asset Management Centre of Excellence to leverage resources and capabilities developing robust approaches to the supporting service lines.
- Supporting the development with thought leadership and speaking engagements
- Financial management, ensuring timely raising of fee notes and assisting in recovery of fees, and keeping clients informed of costs and time incurred on an appropriately regular basis.
- Ensuring KPMG's quality and risk management procedures are completed to the appropriate standard.
- Pro-actively keeping up to date with Asset Management thinking on a global level.


Business development:

At manager level, the main focus will be:
- delivering high quality outcomes for clients on project and securing additional work for the current engagement or for related opportunities
- supporting and coordinating bid development for specific pursuits

The Person

We are looking for a person who is able to work at pace and provide practical solutions across the broad services we provide. The ability to deal with ambiguity and to put in place frameworks and structure to address this is essential along with good communication skills. Has a track record of delivery high quality outputs.
The technical background will varying and will likely to come from an asset, project and/or business management background for asset intensive organisations.
Essential Requirements:
- Experience focusing on realising the strategic value of asset management at enterprise level and not just the engineering/operational level application and experience engaging with board level representatives in this area.
- Understanding and assessment of operating models and end to end process for asset management and capital delivery for asset intensive organisations
- Life-cycle decision-making and the ability to manage and direct the creation of asset management plans, capital programmes or maintenance regimes
- Assessing and managing risks at both a service/network level and an asset level.
- Strong analytical skills and/or strong written, communication and presentation skills
- Good understanding of asset management information and knowledge management
- Experience in one or more key sectors of Transport, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Property/Estates or Utilities
- Good client relationship track record.
- Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels.
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Commercial awareness.
- Relevant advisory / consulting / assurance experience.

Non Essential:

- Managing change in asset management IT systems and capabilities
- Asset performance management
- Contractor and supplier management
- Asset care and maintenance management
- Sustainable asset management
- Techniques for whole-life costing and accounting
- Asset management information systems
- It would also be an advantage if the individual had practical experience of providing advisory services and if the individual had worked across a number of sectors.

Manager - Rail - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent strategic advisors in the infrastructure sector. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). In the UK, the group consists of over 200 professionals, with locations in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh and is organised as a single national team.
We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, economic, financial and commercial issues driving infrastructure projects spanning the transport, power and utilities and social infrastructure sectors in the UK and internationally.
IAG’s Transport business provides market-leading advice to public and private sector clients including Department for Transport, Network Rail, Transport for London, Owning Groups, Train Operating Companies, Major Airports, High Speed 2, Highways England, Rail Delivery Group, as well as major city region authorities and local authorities.
Over the last decade we have undertaken key roles on high profile multi-billion pound projects and programmes across the UK, these include Crossrail 2, High Speed 2, Mersey Gateway, Northern Line extension and East West Rail. KPMG has long been a pre-eminent adviser in the rail franchising sector. Most recently, we have advised successful bidders on the East Midlands, West Midlands, South Western, East Anglia and TransPennine franchises. Our role in these competitions spans market entry, finance, strategy, commercial and delivery plans. More recently we have been supporting Network Rail design and implement its Putting Passengers First transformation programme. We are currently working with clients on various aspects of rail industry reform.
Within the IAG Transport team, the Rail team works with government and private sector clients on strategy development, business planning, project funding and financing, policy reform, organisational change, business case development and appraisal, and provision of buy/sell side advice for major concessions and franchise contracts. Our biggest clients include Network Rail, the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and major private sector owning groups.

The Role

In response to the increasing demand for advice surrounding the major structural changes in the UK rail industry including through Network Rail’s Putting Passengers First programme and implementation of the recommendations of the Williams Review, we are seeking high calibre consultancy professionals with a track record of providing strategic, commercial and financial advice to transport (in particular rail) and infrastructure clients.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supporting senior colleagues to provide our clients with advice on:
Development of business plans and delivery strategies
The strategic and commercial case for major rail infrastructure schemes
Development of policy and commercial aspects of industry reform
Business case development
Contract bidding and negotiation
- Financial analysis potentially including building, testing and evaluating both financial and economic models
- Preparing presentations, papers and reports for clients. Strong report writing skills are a must for any successful applicant
- Managing and delivering engagements, or discrete workstreams of engagements, to the highest standard, on time and to budget
- Specifying and managing the work of junior colleagues, and contributing to their professional development through coaching and mentoring
- Keeping abreast of developments in the industry in order to continue to broaden and deepen sector knowledge of the team
- Contributing to business development activities, leading proposals and leading on the origination of new ideas and propositions
- General project management and administrative activities
- Take on responsibility for delivering engagements in collaboration with senior colleagues. This will involve being able to scope work, develop project plans, deliver outputs and present to internal and external stakeholders.
- We encourage and expect all of our team to play an active role in engaging with clients and internal stakeholders. This includes building relationships, working closely on projects and presenting our findings
- KPMG has a values-based culture which all employees are expected to demonstrate and support.

The Person

Experience, Expertise and Skills:

- Experience working for or with an infrastructure advisory consultancy, transport / infrastructure operator (preferably in an internal consultancy-type role), or in project development/delivery within government
- Have demonstrable experience developing and applying strategic, commercial and financial advice, including developing business cases, for major public and/ or private investment in transport infrastructure
- Have a strong understanding of the governance and funding environment within which transport and infrastructure is delivered in the UK
- Excellent understanding of the infrastructure project lifecycle with a focus on business case development, delivery strategy and tender/ transaction support.
- Strong consultancy skills including client liaison and management, project management, ability to adapt to changing environments
- Strong analytical skills including economic and financial analysis, and evaluation of commercial interfaces
- Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of novel solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector
- Confidence in steering and managing the work of junior colleagues, ensuring that technical and analytical work is undertaken to the highest possible standard
- The ability to communicate complex concepts and analysis to colleagues and clients in plain English and with impact. This extends to developing and delivering compelling presentations and having excellent writing skills
- Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing requirements
- The ability to develop work which anticipates and can withstand third party scrutiny and challenge.

Associate Director - Water - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



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.


Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

Infrastructure is evolving: assets are becoming smarter and better connected. The opportunities for exploiting technologies to drive value from infrastructure and assets have never been greater.

Our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) advises major public and private sector infrastructure and asset-intensive organisations across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Energy, Power, Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence, Health and Education. We are strengthening our Infratech capability to meet increasing demand from these organisations in support for how to use data, analytics and technology to unlock value from their assets and infrastructure.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capabilities in Infrastructure, Asset
Management and Data Analytics.

We are seeking an ambitious and innovative professional who is passionate about infrastructure and technology, with the skills and desire to combine the two to drive improvements for our clients.

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

Responsibilities:

- Support the IAG Infratech
- Lead in developing our Infratech value propositions
- Deliver Infratech engagements
- Develop technology solutions for client challenges
- Work with KPMG’s global Infratech network to identify, develop and deploy appropriate tools and methodologies
- Work with KPMG’s technology and data analytics team to develop and deploy proof of concepts and solutions
- Use your analytical skills to bring new insights to clients
- Client facing role for engagement delivery, including analysis, presentation and workshop facilitation.
- Work with client teams to develop analytical proof of concepts.
- Support change management of client teams to embed solutions and supporting processes, training and upskilling client teams.
- Develop internal networks with other data, analytics and technology teams in KPMG
- The role will potentially have a material impact on the success of the Infratech offering and its growth within IAG.
- The role will be client facing and have direct impact on the reputation and perception of KPMG

Qualifications and Skills:

Essential:

- Experience working with data, analytics and technology to solve problems and drive business improvement
- Interest in infrastructure industry sectors
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking
Desirable:

- Experience of delivering projects within adisruptive sector, such as a technology startup
- Experience in consultancy / client facing assignments
- Experience of developingapplications to solve business problems
Experience and Background:

- Analytical background including numerate degree (or equivalent experience)
- Data science skillset, including coding experience in Python, R, or similar language
- Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques and their application to business problems
- Development in cloud-based environments
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to bring complex data, analytics and technology concepts to life for non-specialist audiences
- Strong problem solving skills and analytical rigour

Associate Director - Economist, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent strategic advisors in the infrastructure sector. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). In the UK the group consists of over 200 professionals, with locations in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh and is organised as a single national team.
We provide in-depth advice on the strategic, economic, financial and commercial issues driving infrastructure projects spanning the transport, power and utilities and social infrastructure sectors in the UK and internationally. This broad range of projects involves work with both public and private sector clients.

The Infrastructure Strategy team within KPMG’s IAG provides market-leading advice to major city region authorities, central government departments and private sector bodies, including developers, corporates and industry trade bodies in the UK on the economic and financial impacts of transport, housing, regeneration projects and other strategic economic and social infrastructure.

Over the last decade we have designed innovative new funding solutions that have underpinned the delivery of multi-billion pound infrastructure projects and programmes across the UK. We have also pioneered cutting-edge analytical approaches that allow our clients to understand the impacts of investment in transformational infrastructure on the local, regional and national economy.

We have worked on major funding deals, business cases and policy initiatives across many sectors within infrastructure. This has included government infrastructure business cases for some of the country’s largest and most high-profile projects, including HS2, Crossrail 2, the Elizabeth line extension, East West Rail, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Highways England’s Roads Investment Strategy programme. We have provided the economic and financial advice for a range of major funding deals between UK Government and city regions, including the 2020 Transport for London COVID-19 funding agreement, as well as deals for Greater Manchester Combined Authority (£3bn), Belfast (£1bn), Glasgow (£1bn) and others. We have also supported other government economic policy initiatives in the areas of Freeports, Digital transformation of the construction sector and the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy.

We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join our growing team and play an integral role in the continued growth of our business. You will join the team at an exciting time for our sector, with the future of infrastructure playing a key role in helping Government meet its objectives of Building Back Better, Levelling Up the UK economy and achieving Net Zero Carbon.

The ideal candidate would:

• Have demonstrable professional experience as an economist advising clients on investments in economic and social infrastructure (e.g. transport and housing) and projects which promote UK economic development (e.g. regeneration and skills);
• Have deep expertise in the development of business cases for major public investment in infrastructure investment, together with knowledge of Government appraisal guidance (i.e. HMT Green Book and relevant departmental guidance such as DfT, MHCLG, BEIS, Defra etc);
• Have demonstrable experience in shaping, overseeing and undertaking quantitative economic analysis using complex datasets, including experience in building and using economic appraisal and economic impact tools;
• Be highly familiar with the range of socioeconomic data that is typically available and used to undertake economic analysis, appraisal and impact assessments;
• Be confident in using analytical software packages to undertake economic analysis (e.g. MS Excel, Stata, EViews, R, Alteryx, Python etc);
• Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions using first principles in economics, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector;
• Have the ability to communicate complex concepts and analysis to colleagues and clients in plain English and with impact; and
• Be a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative working environment, and is capable of managing multiple client demands and deadlines.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Designing and implementing innovative and robust economic analysis and analytical approaches to address client challenges;
• Managing and delivering multiple client projects, or discrete workstreams of large scale projects, to the highest standard, on time and to budget.
• Specifying and managing the work of junior colleagues, ensuring that both their analytical and written work is undertaken to the highest possible standard, as well as contributing to their professional development through coaching and mentoring;
• Developing and managing trusted relationships with existing and new clients;
• Shaping and leading on business development activities, including formal proposals and pitches and the development of new propositions to take to market; and
• Keeping abreast of developments in relevant policy areas and in economic appraisal methodologies in order to continue to broaden and deepen the sector knowledge of the team.

Qualifications
• Strong A Levels in quantitative disciplines
• Strong BA/BSc Economics (or equivalent) degree
• Masters (or equivalent) degree in a quantitative subject preferred



Manager - Infratech - Infrastructure Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, 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.

As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.

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.

The Role

Infrastructure is evolving: assets are becoming smarter and better connected. The opportunities for exploiting technologies to drive value from infrastructure and assets has never been greater.

Our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) advises major public and private sector infrastructure and asset-intensive organisations across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Energy, Power, Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence, Health and Education. We are strengthening our Infratech capability to meet increasing demand from these organisations in support for how to use data, analytics and technology to unlock value from their assets and infrastructure.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capabilities in Infrastructure, Asset Management and Data Analytics.

We are seeking an ambitious and innovative professional who is passionate about infrastructure and technology, with the skills and desire to combine the two to drive improvements for our clients.

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

- Support the IAG Infratech Lead in developing our Infratech value propositions
- Manage teams to deliver Infratech engagements
- Develop technology solutions for client challenges
- Work with KPMG’s global Infratech network to identify, develop and deploy appropriate tools and methodologies
- Work with KPMG’s technology and data analytics team to develop and deploy proof of concepts and solutions
- Develop partnerships with third party providers to develop an ecosystem of solutions for client issues

Leadership & Management:
- Engagement Management of project teams (typically 2-3 people) to deliver small-medium 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 IAG junior employees (typically 1-2 reports).

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, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
- The role can potentially have a material impact on the success of the Infratech offering and its growth within IAG.
- 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

Essential
- Experience working with data, analytics and technology in an infrastructure or asset-intensive organisation
- Broad understanding and interest in multiple infrastructure industry sectors
- Deep knowledge of at least one industry within construction, transport, power, utilities and defence.
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking

Desirable
- Experience of delivering projects within a disruptive sector, such as a technology startup
- 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 asset management
- Understanding of broader Asset Management good practice (ISO 55001 and IAM/GFMAM 39 subjects)
- Understanding of cloud technologies and their use in scaling solutions

Skills:
- Excellent facilitation and communication (written and verbal) skills
- Ability to bring complex data, analytics and technology concepts to life for non-specialist audiences
- Ability to manage multiple projects for multiple stakeholders and balance time across these appropriately

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