Infrastructure and Utilities Associate Director

Job Title: Infrastructure and Utilities Associate Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH24008_1498752336
Contact Name: Toby Condie
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Due to rapid expansion, my client, a leading global advisory, are looking to source a high-quality Associate Director to join their Power and Utilities business with a particular focus on Water and Energy networks. This will be a London based position.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Running coverage of clients, supporting our reputation as a leading advisor in the utilities sector.
  • Building relationships with key clients and developing wider networks with clients and other advisors (e.g. legal, technical).
  • Leading the development of proposals for new business.
  • Proactive and highly tangible sector mapping to identify targets and new opportunities.
  • Supporting pitching for new business with ideas.
  • Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
  • Maintaining a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and financial implications in the water and energy sectors.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness and business development opportunities.
  • Managing delivery of several engagements on a day to day basis and managing medium to large size projects or work streams.
  • Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Being responsible for the quality of deliverables produced, including qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as written and verbal advice.
  • Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagement.
  • Managing junior members of the team and as part of the wider infrastructure group.
  • Developing the team, inspiring and empowering team members to be the best.
  • Ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to.
  • Recognising and addressing potential risks.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role.


The ideal candidate would:

  • Have significant experience in the utilities sector, in the industry or as a consultant specialising in these sectors.
  • Have a sound knowledge of finances and financial structures of energy and water companies as well as utilities more generally.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of the current UK regulatory regimes for utilities as well as their application, including detailed regulatory mechanics; and also have some knowledge and experience with other market and regulatory regimes.
  • Understand operations of the wider utilities sector, its structure, composition, stakeholders and relevant policy debates.
  • Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector.
  • Bring excellent report writing, Excel and PowerPoint skills-strong writing and quantitative skills are a must.
  • Be skilled in financial analysis and regulatory economics, including some knowledge of UK regulatory accounting practice in the utilities sectors.
  • Demonstrate very good working knowledge of economic and financial theory and its application.
  • Have knowledge and experience of statistics and econometrics ideally applied in the utilities sector.
  • Provide compelling and well-thought out solutions to financial or economic problems of moderate to high complexity.
  • Provide persuasive and self-assured responses in a credible manner.
  • Be comfortable and/or experienced in an external facing role.
  • Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients.
  • Demonstrable credentials of leading the delivery activities on major consulting projects and appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables.
  • Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across my client.
  • Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers.
  • Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams.
  • Be a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues.
  • Be familiar with Bloomberg, Eikon or other financial databases.
  • Language skills are a bonus.


At least 3 A levels or equivalent; Undergraduate and ideally Graduate 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.