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Associate - Infrastructure Corporate Finance - Power

Job Title: Associate - Infrastructure Corporate Finance - Power
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH23714_1495449154
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email: swoods@allen-york.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Our clients Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of over 100 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, Scotland, Midlands and North west, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

They 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. They also work closely with other functions within the group to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, valuations, tax, accounting, and due diligence issues.

They are offering a unique opportunity to gain experience of the UK power sector in a multi-functional Power & Utilities team working across a range of strategic, regulatory and transactional mandates.

The successful candidate will work on some of the largest transactions we are involved in (e.g. new nuclear, tidal lagoons, CCGT), gaining a better understanding of the underlying financial and commercial structures that are helping to bring forward the required multi-billion pound investments required to keep the lights on and help the UK meet its renewable targets in a rapidly changing market.

The successful candidate will build on their existing MS Excel modelling skills to gain a thorough understanding of project finance modelling and commercial/financial issues in these complex structured power transactions.

Responsibilities

  • 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:
  • Structuring and writing reports by taking complex concepts and articulating these in a digestible format Building or analysing Financial Models in Microsoft Excel.
  • Helping develop and assess strategic objectives and plans for clients (market entry exit or growth) Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge Ensuring projects are delivered in a manner that complies with internal and regulatory procedures 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 Maintain a good understanding of the infrastructure development market and Government policies to support funding and financing of projects.

Requirements

  • Have significant experience in the infrastructure sector, in particular in the energy sector;
  • Have a sound knowledge of Government procurement rules and tender evaluation procedures;
  • Understand the key areas of policy in relation to the infrastructure financing and procurement of projects;
  • Bring excellent report writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;
  • Be skilled in financial analysis, financial modelling and valuations as well as regulatory accounts;
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of economic and financial theory, with at least 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.
  • 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