KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure.
The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal) . The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.
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.
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.
We also work closely with other functions within KPMG to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.
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 as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond.
We provide in depth advice on corporate finance issues and corporate financial management; regulatory finance, regulation and policy, as well as other strategic issues affecting value.
Our work combines elements of finance, strategy and economics to assist our clients in structuring investments, securing financing and maximising shareholder 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 water and energy networks in terms of both project management and delivery of assignments.
Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis and managing small to medium size projects or workstreams Supporting pitching for new business with ideas.
Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
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 sand business development opportunities.
Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models.
Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
Any other duties commensurate with the role.
Have significant experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or a consultant specialising in these sectors.
Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of water companies and utilities more generally.
Have a detailed knowledge of Ofwat’s current regulatory regime as well as its application, including detailed regulatory mechanics
Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates.
Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills.
Be skilled in financial analysis and regulatory economics, including knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors.
Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory, with undergraduate and preferably graduate qualifications in economics or finance.
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.
Knowledge and experience of other regulatory regimes
Language skills are a bonus
Familiarity with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases and knowledge and experience of econometrics ideally in a water sector context would also be positive.
5 GCSEs / O levels including Maths and English Degree in economics, finance, mathematics or similar; All UK staff who have not passed a Financial Services Authority (FSA) approved exam will be required to do so.