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about 1 year ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Cost Jobs
AutoReq ID 134759BR
Job Title Associate Director - Quantity Surveyor - Corporate Finance Infra
Country United Kingdom
Location London
Function Deal Advisory
Service Line Corporate Finance
Service Line Information You can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

KPMG Overview KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team

The Major Projects Advisory practice is a global practice within KPMG, with practices in the UK, USA, Australia, South Africa, India and the Middle East. The UK practice is well-established with a team of circa 50 people who work occasionally on overseas assignments.

Our focus is on major infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients in particular in the following sectors:

- Transportation
- Natural resources
- Power and utilities
- Oil, gas and process engineering
- Defence

The Role

The UK MPA Team sit across three locations - London, Manchester and Birmingham. For this role you will be working from our London office in Canary Wharf but will need to frequently travel to client locations throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.

The role is for a Quantity Surveyor or an Engineer with a good level of experience and understanding of the commercial management of major construction / infrastructure projects. We are seeking talented individuals that have experience working for major UK contractors, consulting or client organisations.

You will be working with colleagues to provide advice to or conduct project reviews for clients who may be project owners or contractors. Reviews may be focused around identifying whether projects are likely to be delivered to schedule and budget or to establish causative reasons for poorer than expected project performance. Assignments will also involve the review of processes and controls and advising on specific aspects of commercial management of contracts.

The Person

The role requires significant post-qualification experience with the following attributes:

- A deep understanding of the issues that impact project performance
- The ability to quickly assess new situations and data to provide a basis for developing an understanding of the causative issues.
- Set out a clear approach to taking on a new project issue in the most efficient manner
- Analytical approach to problem solving
- Capable of articulating effective solutions to project issues base on own knowledge and experience.
- Clear, concise, fact-based report writing
- Understanding of standard industry contractual forms
- Achieved RICS professional qualification or similar engineering qualification.
- Competent in producing and assessing project commercial reports

Experience in some of the following areas would also be of benefit:

- Project management
- Estimating
- Earned value management
- Risk management
- Programme management
- Claims, disputes, dispute avoidance
- Governance and control of projects

In addition to the technical requirements of the role we also expect the successful individual to be capable of:

- Working alone or in a team
- Providing appropriate advice to clients and managing client relationships
- Maintaining your requirements for continuing professional development
- Assisting with business development
- Coaching and mentoring staff where appropriate
- Playing an appropriate role in supporting the team’s business development initiatives
- Helping to convert opportunities to deliver work to potential clients
- Good stakeholder and client engagement

Our Deal If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible Working While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a Disability KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies.

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