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 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. Increasingly we are also working on mandates that require ‘infratech’ elements that help our clients take advantage of automation and other emerging technologies to drive value in their businesses.

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 is evolving we are now looking to grow our proposition further, specifically recognising 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. Key responsibilities include;

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis
  • Supporting the preparation of pitching material for new business
  • Supporting the team develop market intelligence and sector knowledge
  • Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
  • Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Executing strategic reviews and analysis
  • Developing a good working understanding of compliance procedures
  • Supporting the team in the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
  • Maintain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
  • The ideal candidate would:

  • Have 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 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, solar & storage or demand side response);
  • 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 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 similar sectors such as telecoms or energy services would be a bonus as would language skills. Familiarity with international energy sectors would also be a positive.

    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:


  • 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
  • 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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