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.