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Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group
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Associate Director - Water - Infrastructure Advisory Group
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Manager - Asset Management - Infrastructure Advisory Group
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Associate Director – IGH Infrastructure Advisory Group – Healthcare
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Manager - Mobility - Infrastructure Advisory
Service Line: Corporate Finance
IAG provides 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 and the ongoing monitoring/project management as well as restructuring when things go wrong. IAG also works closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.
The financing and procurement of primary infrastructure is a key part of the business and supports the ambitious UK Government plans. IAG works with a range of public and private clients who are looking to raise and invest capital or in the case of the public sector, to seek the means to introduce private sector capital. We are looking for a high-quality candidate to support our business with a particular focus on energy and transport in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.
We are offering an opportunity to gain experience in a multi-functional team working across a range of strategic, regulatory and transactional mandates in the infrastructure sector. In this role, the successful candidate will be client facing and should build financial modelling skills, gain a thorough understanding of project finance and commercial/financial analysis common in complex transactions and structures.
The successful candidate will form part of IAG’s Nuclear team and will help analyse and finance some of the UK and Europe’s largest projects. Projects are not limited to the Nuclear sector and work currently being delivered includes;
- Financing and negotiation of new nuclear power station in Europe;
- Financial advisory and reporting on a UK nuclear power station’s construction;
- Financial and contract management analysis of Offshore Wind projects;
- Financial Advisory and raising process for a new UK sea-port targeting the Offshore Wind Sector;
- Debt Advisory in relation to a vehicle leasing project with MOD;
- Financeability analysis on a UK regulated gas network;
- Support to UK Government Investments; and
- Design and implementation of a Helicopter Procurement.
- Business Development in the UK’s Small Modular Reactor sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Hydrogen Gas sector
- Business Development in the UK’s Net Zero policy sector
Key responsibilities of the role include researching and analysing information to deliver elements of our complex power generation project engagements, pitch documents and/or associated client deliverables in the Power sector by:
- Helping to develop and assess strategic objectives and business plans for clients (investment business cases, market entry exit or growth)
- Analysing the financial merits of projects and whether they meet objectives of both Government policy, Financing Institutions and the Client
- Building or analysing Financial Models in Microsoft Excel.
- Reporting on the progress and risks of ongoing project delivery.
- Developing market intelligence, though leadership and sector knowledge to support business development
- Maintain a good understanding of the infrastructure development market and Government policies to support funding and financing of projects.
- Ensuring projects are delivered in a manner that complies with internal and regulatory procedures
- Structuring and writing reports by taking complex concepts and articulating them in a digestible format
- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis
- Supporting pitching for new business with ideas
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
- Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
The ideal candidate would:
- Have an active interest in net zero / renewable energy sector and be interested in government support and policy in these areas;
- Understand the commercial considerations and perspectives that investors, stakeholders, lenders and policymakers have in relation to the infrastructure planning, financing and procurement of projects;
- Bring excellent English, report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills to the role;
- Be skilled in financial analysis, financial modelling and valuations;
- Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory, current members of the team have CIMA, CFA or ACA;
- Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role;
- provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to 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.
- 5 GCSEs/O levels including Maths and English
- Degree in finance, economics, engineering, mathematics or similar;
- All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.
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.
- 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:
- Experience working with data, analytics and technology to solve problems and drive business improvement
- Interest in infrastructure industry sectors
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
KPMG is acknowledged as a leading advisor and professional services provider to the UK Healthcare industry with hundreds of professionals daily supporting our clients across the country on everything from clinical strategy, to operational excellence, to digital transformation to economic and financial modelling. This breadth of capability means we are frequently approached to support the most complex and high profile programmes within the NHS.
You will be joining a successful and growing team, who are looking to consolidate recent year on year growth and deliver a step change in the size and reach of our practice. Specifically, you will join our Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) Deal Advisory capability with a focus on the Healthcare market that looks to support the NHS and those looking to partner with the NHS on getting major transformation programmes approved and delivered – whether that be an investment in capital programmes (buildings or digital), integrated care systems, mergers, innovative partnerships, or service change.
The broader IGH team provides in-depth advice on the strategic, financial, regulatory and commercial issues driving investments in infrastructure across Healthcare, Education, Local Government and Social Housing as well as Transport and Power & Utilities. This ranges from providing strategic advice to financing investments, to working with the public sector to develop the business cases and delivery plans to get change approved within government, and advising through negotiations and processes that support that change. KPMG more broadly is part of a global network of firms with over 16,000 colleagues that we draw on to bring creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges. 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.
This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals who are looking to grow their skills and abilities within a well-regarded and rapidly expanding team, offering clear progression opportunities. We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships in healthcare. The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.
As an Associate Director in our growing healthcare practice, you will be focussed on the growth of revenue, team, offers and market presence. The individual will bring understanding and insight on at least two of the following areas: integrated care system development, provider integration, business case development, healthcare planning, infrastructure programmes for investment and / or complex programme delivery.
Projects regularly involve working within a wider a multidisciplinary team across KPMG with clinical redesign, analytics, technical, finance or digital skills. Successful candidates will therefore work collaboratively with KPMG colleagues and clients to:
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity.
• Growth – working with our partners and directors, this role will focus our efforts on identifying the NHS market opportunity for investment business cases and integration, building the team and leveraging KPMG offers to respond to this market opportunity.
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members.
• Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
• Building and managing multiple client relationships.
• Project managing engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner (for example, scoping, budgeting, risk management, production and review of deliverables).
• Identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.
• Provide insight based on analysis and working with our network to identify international best practice.
• Produce high quality documentation and presentations, including awareness of NHSE&I guidance for business case development.
• Drive their personal development and seek out opportunities to access the extensive training on offer at KPMG.
• Any other duties commensurate with the role.
You will be a talented and ambitious director or senior manager with previous experience of transacting or driving the process for approval of major change programmes in the NHS. The person would be expected to demonstrate many of the following characteristics, although as a training organisation we are interested in hearing from a broad pool of applicants and helping them develop in the next stage of their career. We promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.
• Track record of selling and delivering healthcare advisory services. For applicants considering applying from within the NHS or broader government, this could include evidence of gaining approval for significant programmes.
• Knowledge and understanding of healthcare market including the market for consultancy and the changing healthcare landscape across the NHS including national programmes and policy developments
• Engaging multiple health and social care system stakeholders and aligning them behind agreed vision and strategic objectives.
• Leadership – the successful candidate will need to leverage teams from existing capabilities to work in this market, as well as help build a dedicated market facing group of specialists across aligned teams.
• Innovation – the individual will be expected to be an ambassador for the KPMG healthcare advisory and grow knowledge, skills and credentials within and drawing on the wider global firm.
• Subject Matter Expert (SME) - technical competence in at least two of the following areas: capital projects (buildings and/or digital), business cases, healthcare planning, benefits quantification, economic modelling, integrated care systems or provider integration programmes.
• Relationships – The individual appointed will be able to evidence strong relationships across the UK healthcare market.
• Management skills including the ability to plan and prioritise work to delivery deadlines for major change programmes.
KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.
The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.
We are looking for someone with experience in the Future Mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. We define Future Mobility as the de-carbonisation, digitalisation, and personalisation of transport through electric and alternate drivetrains, connected and autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The resultant ‘perfect storm’ is impacting automotive, supply chain, energy, technology, infrastructure, funds, transport operators, regional authorities and Government. Things are changing faster than expected driven by rapid developments in technology, regulation, competition and consumer behaviour. Over the next 5 to 12 years the organisations that we work with will require significant advisory support: multi £m transformations,multi £m deals, customer and industry 4.0 advice, strategic roadmap development and portfolio delivery. KPMG is establishing itself at the forefront of this change, creating new relationships and unlocking significant benefits for transport systems and society. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.
As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.
Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, Product capability assessment and development roadmaps)
– Portfolio Investment Strategy & Management (including Project appraisal, Business case development (all levels inc. Green Book), Funding strategies (commercialisation / partnerships (inc. PPP’s))
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Commercial strategies and scheme design (inc. SPVs), Commercial scheme development (inc. complex bi- and multi-lateral negotiations))
– Innovation Strategy & Delivery (including. Innovation Strategy development
– Proof of Concept, Pilot & MVP development, Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design
It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.
To be an effective Manager within the team, applicants will be expected to:
– Design and run small projects and / or large, complex work streams with limited oversight
– Generate hypotheses and play a leading role in storyboarding client deliverables
– Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
– Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review
– Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
– Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
– Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
– Provide timely feedback and coaching to other team members
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in the sector with a demonstrated passion for public issues
– Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
– Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity
– Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
– Develop highly relevant and professional thought leadership related to the future of mobility
– Contribute to service line development for Future Mobility services delivered by the SAS team
– Participate in team governance activities
– Contribute to personal development of the team
Most project work is undertaken in engagement specific, multidisciplinary teams drawn from across KPMG. As such, appreciating and managing management responsibilities and reporting lines, which change over time, is critical.
A Manager would be expected to:
– Have responsibility for managing an engagement specific team (of varying size)
– Be an active participant in the SAS team, leading practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
– Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback
A Manager would be expected to:
– Build client relationships during project delivery, be seen as the ‘go to’ person on-site and maintain contact appropriately when projects end
– Participate in scoping projects and building budgets on standard engagements
– Proactively manage upwards communication with the Partner and Director group
– Take on roles, projects and practice development opportunities for the SAS team or the wider Infrastructure Advisory Group
As a Manager, a successful candidate would be expected to:
— Manage workstreams or small engagements on a day-to-day basis
— Maintain engagement documentation including risk management (supported by the relevant teams within the firm) and escalate issues appropriately to Engagement Leaders
— Participate in business development activity for the team alongside client deliverable responsibilities
— Have responsibility for delivering against individually set financial targets, as agreed at the beginning of each relevant period
– Experience of working with clients and having a strong understanding of the issues facing the mobility sector
– Ability to lead parts of complex projects or programmes in the relevant sectors
– Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements or responding to RfP/ITT’s
– Experience of contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities
— Current UK security clearance to SC or above
— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights