Infrastructure Advisory Associate Director
Ernst & Young AG
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
21d ago

Our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns.

As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will advise clients on preserving, optimizing, raising or investing capital.

Major groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines and competencies) within TAS include Mergers and Acquisition Services, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Restructuring Services, Operational Transaction Services, Transaction Support, Transaction Tax, and Valuation and Business Modeling.

Our Project Finance and Infrastructure team advises clients on financial, procurement, strategic and public-private partnerships issues for large-

scale infrastructure projects and programs. Join this team and you will help provide support to our clients from the earliest stages of analysis project evaluation to procurement, financial close, construction and operations.

  • You will assist our clients in devising and comparing financial plans and delivery approaches for projects that involve public, federal or private financing;
  • project revenues; and / or grants and provide support to our clients in their implementation of those plans. With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning.

    That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

    Job purpose Drive business development, solution delivery as well as supporting the EY’s Infrastructure Advisory Director in growing our Project Finance / PPP offering primarily across the power, water and transport sectors. Qualifications

  • Postgraduate studies in Finance / Engineering / Investment Analysis
  • CFA will be considered as advantageous
  • Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ professional experience in infrastructure project finance and PPPs, gained preferably within a big four accounting firm, niche project finance advisory firms or within banking;
  • Prior experience in project financing of power projects shall be an advantage;
  • Independently developing opportunities and building a portfolio of opportunities / projects to assist with creating and book of business;
  • African project experience is advantageous
  • Experience in preparing bankability feasibility studies / business cases for infrastructure projects, including PPP transactions;
  • Good financial modelling skills, capable of assessing sophisticated project finance financial models;
  • Thorough understanding of risk analysis and allocation for project finance;
  • Knowledge of project finance documentation and experience in taking projects to financial close;
  • Willing to travel within Africa on engagements;
  • Result-oriented approach with hands-on execution capability;
  • Ability manage junior staff on engagements, and providing on the job training and knowledge sharing to these staff;
  • Self-starter with strong self-motivation and a proven capacity to work in a relatively newly established and growing team;
  • Project Management skills as they relate to managing engagements outcomes- high quality deliverables are produced on a timely basis and within budget;
  • Demonstrate the ability to leverage business development competence;
  • Strong client and relationship-building skills;
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas in an Emerging Market environment;
  • Good presentation skills and an ability to assert ideas and influence others, in order to gain support and commitment;
  • Strong cultural awareness to work in teams and groups; and
  • Competent at handling multiple demands and competing priorities.
  • Who we are : At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies.

    And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can.

    You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world.

    It's how you make a difference. Please note : Preference will be given to PDI candidates.

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