Job description

The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group in the UK consists of over 200 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. 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 as well as some of largest utilities in the EU and beyond. We are widely recognised by many industry stakeholders as one of the most innovative advisors influencing the future of the sector. As the sector continues to evolve we are growing our proposition further, specifically relating to the role that the energy transition brings both in the opportunities for our clients and in the range of products and services that we can offer.

This area is expanding rapidly and we are looking for a high quality candidate to support our Power & Utilities business with a particular focus on giving strategic advice on the energy transition to our clients in the energy and water sectors premised on net zero.

The Role

You would be joining the Energy Infrastructure strategy team in a senior capacity. Key responsibilities include;

  • Working closely with the rest of the senior team, you will help lead and further develop the team, increasing our presence in the sector.
  • This will include identifying new opportunities, contributing towards winning work, and coaching junior members of staff.
  • You will build relationships with key clients across the sector, as well as with other advisors ( technical and boutique).
  • The projects that you will advise on will be high profile and varied. These could include advising on net zero strategies, decarbonisation of the energy sector, the future of gas, low carbon technology assessments and much more.
  • There is no ‘typical project’. You will need to apply a structured strategic approach to problem solving, drawing on established strategic and commercial principles, while having the capacity to think creatively.
  • You will be leading the delivery of key projects. This will include delegating tasks to team members, constructing project plans, managing client interactions, tracking budgets, and complying with the company’s risk processes.
  • You will need to be comfortable managing, coaching, and mentoring junior staff on specific projects.
  • You will maintain a good technical understanding of the key sectors, in particular the energy and water sectors including energy production, transport and end use as well as policy, regulation, subsidies and commercial structures
  • The Person

  • Have significant experience in the strategy space, ideally with experience of applying this to the energy sector in particular, preferably linked to one of the disruptive energy industries or a consultant specialising in these sectors;
  • Have strong knowledge of corporate strategy and investment decision making;
  • Understand how emerging net zero technologies can impact businesses and how they can be successfully implemented;
  • Have a good understanding of new and emerging value propositions in the utilities sector (such as electric vehicles, hydrogen, solar & storage or demand side response);
  • Have experience or understanding of energy policy and economic regulation
  • Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;
  • Be skilled in strategic and financial analysis;
  • Bring an inquisitive mind-set and be comfortable challenging the status quo;
  • Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role;
  • Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to strategic, financial or economic problems of high 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.
  • Have experience of managing medium size project teams, with a focus on mentoring and coaching junior staff
  • Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG
  • Why Deal Advisory at KPMG?

    We partner with our clients to give them the confidence to make key decisions for their business. It’s all about blending our deep sector expertise with our execution skills. Whilst we operate within a robust framework, we’ll ensure you have the autonomy you need to shape the strategies behind our clients’ decisions and help influence their successes. We’re looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative mentality. You’ll be keen to share ideas and build relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders alike. You’ll also welcome different perspectives and be happy to share your own. This is your opportunity to become one of our trusted advisors and to have the resources you need to achieve everything you want in your career.

    Additional Information

    KPMG has a Values based culture which everyone is expected to demonstrate and support.

    KPMG Corporate Finance is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for investment business. Please be aware that this position applied for is an FSA regulated position, and accordingly, if the application is successful, will require the applicant to either be or become an FSA approved person, and maintains this status.

    If the application is successful, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Standard Disclosure will be requested. Please be aware that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to the applicant obtaining a position, and that KPMG is an equal opportunities employer.

    A copy of KPMG’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders and a copy of the CRB code of practice are available on request.

    KPMG is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity in its people.

    A final word from us…

    Everybody likes to say they’re different… but we really think we are.

    We’re hugely proud of what we’ve managed to achieve so far, but we’re only just getting started. We’re looking for people to grow with us and are committed to helping everybody reach their destination, regardless of what that is.

    Should you choose to join us, you can expect an attractive benefits package, which typically includes:

    Financial

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension options
  • Bonus scheme that reflects firm and individual performance
  • Rail and Oyster Card reimbursement
  • Staff discounts
  • Access to preferential banking
  • Lifestyle

  • 25 days holiday, with the option to buy up to an extra 10 days, plus an additional day of leave for your birthday
  • Competitive maternity and paternity leave
  • 6 days of work time each year for volunteering
  • Daily lunch allowance
  • Flextra – a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to choose benefits for you and your family, such as, travel insurance, critical illness insurance, dental insurance and discounted gym memberships
  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to increase this via flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to private, remote GP appointments anytime and anywhere via a smartphone
  • Online health risk questionnaire
  • BeWell employee assistance programme for confidential information, advice, or counselling for life’s daily challenges
  • Group Income Protection
  • No matter what skills you bring to our team, you’ll be surrounded by spirited, naturally curious people. People who want to learn from you, and who’ll also teach you a thing or two along the way. It’s how we make a collective impact, greater than the sum of its parts.

    And if this isn’t the role for you but you like what you see, keep in touch. There will be other opportunities to join us.

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