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30/01 Harsh Saini
TA at EY GDS (EY Global Delivery Services)

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EY GDS - Assistant Director - Infrastructure Advisory - Strategy & Transactions (12-15 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 887125

EY-Infrastructure Advisory - Strategy and Transactions - Assistant Director

The team is part of EY Global Delivery Services (GDS), SaT. As a part of GDS Infrastructure Advisory team, we support EY Global Infrastructure Advisory Practices on engagement delivery and Business Development support across the Transport, Health and Human Services and Power & Utilities sectors with a focus on consulting services in infrastructure projects service delivery.

The GDS IA team is part of the Economics Advisory and Infrastructure Advisory (EA-IA) team and focusses on both the government and private sector. With Economics also added as a part of EA-IA, the team supports all activities across the Infrastructure value chain predominantly before Financial Close. Additionally, the team works a lot with the IA practices of Oceania, US, Canada, UKI, Western Europe and Maghreb (WEM) along with Singapore. As a part of service delivery, the team is responsible for undertaking the following set of activities:

a. Responsible for leading end to end engagement across the life cycle of Infrastructure project

b. Prepare business proposals and presentations

c. Carry out and research and data collection, conduct analyses in a variety of fields within public and private sector

d. For public sector clients, providing support from project evaluation to procurement, and financial close that includes:

a. Plan and scope projects, manage stakeholders

b. Infrastructure procurement (Bid evaluation) support including financial capacity analysis, and techno commercial analysis

c. Study of public-private partnership (PPP) financing model and contracts for large-scale infrastructure projects

d. Write policy papers, develop relevant recommendations

e. Develop and review project finance and CBA (Cost Benefit Analysis) model

f. Deliver a robust business case report

e. For private sector clients supporting engagements for strategically manage capital and transactions, asset sales, and divestments

a. Managing portfolio and capital allocations more efficiently through company outside in analysis

b. Develop Industry factbooks and Points of View

c. Feasibility studies and business plan assessment

The opportunity

The EY GDS SaT Infrastructure Advisory team is seeking an experienced Infrastructure sector professional with exceptional writing and financial analysis to join our team. The individual will support engagements and business development initiatives in the transport, health and human services and power and utilities sectors. A key part of the role will be to maintain strong communication with the practice offices and keep them informed of our evolving service offerings in order to drive growth, and willingness to understand the local policy and market environment of client offices they serve.

Your key responsibilities

As a senior member of the sector practice at Infrastructure Advisory, the person would:

- Leading and managing engagements related to Infrastructure Advisory

- Plan and scope projects manage stakeholders

- Responsible for demand generation for projects for allocated regions

- Identifying new services within business and working with partners and senior managers on learning and piloting activities from GDS

- Manage/handle multiple requests at a time and guide team members accordingly

- Measure, monitor and improve client service by guiding team members and driving excellence in service delivery

- Building relationships with EY offices across the globe, demonstrating knowledge of regional practices business and developing open communication channels

At a detailed level, the responsibilities include:

- Responsible for growing/managing a region from a revenue perspective (targets)

- Leading engagement delivery and BD support related engagements for various practice offices

- Be responsible for leading client interactions, maintaining an exceptional quality of deliverables, building relationships and support onshore practices in generating new business within the transport, health and human services (healthcare, urban development, education and tourism) and power & utilities

- Take responsibility for driving improvements in the team's understanding of requirements across key competency and sectors, and translate this into consistently high-quality deliverables

- Assist the practice offices with all forms of high-quality deliverables such as:

a. Policy Conceptualization and Understanding

b. Legal and Contract Documentation - Preparation and Review

c. Economic analysis

d. Desktop sector research and other adhoc requests

Assist the practice offices with high quality business development support including:

- Proposal preparation support

- Benchmarking studies across key indicators

From a modelling perspective (desirable), the candidate should be able to assist the practice offices with all forms of high-quality deliverables such as:

- Cost benefit analysis as part of feasibility studies/Business cases

- Project Finance model build

- Project Finance model enhancement and sensitivity analysis

- Manage a team of 10-12 people and act as a counsellor for team members by being responsible for their career management discussions

- Maintain strong communications with the clients in practice offices through email, skype, video conferences and any others form of communication

- Measure, monitor and improve client service by closely collaborating with the client and guiding team members and driving excellence in service delivery and ensuing billing

- Manage workflow within the team including work allocation, adherence to timelines and quality reviews

- Identify L&D requirements of counselees

- Travel on assignments abroad, as required

Skills and attributes for success

- Exceptional business writing skills

- Demonstrated experience of working in infrastructure either transport or power and utilities sectors

- Understanding of policy, regulatory norms in transport/P&U/social infrastructure

- Understanding of legal and contract documentation in various projects

- Prepared responses to tender notices issued by Government as well as multilaterals (Asian Development Bank, World Bank, USAID, DfID) and proven research for Infrastructure/P&U projects

- Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills

- Knowledge of PPP/PFI modelling is preferred

- Possess good project and time management skills with the ability to multiple tasks in parallel

- Coach and mentor team members on writing, technical skills and soft skills

- Have strong knowledge of excel functions

To qualify for the role, you must have

- Minimum of a Post Graduate in Management / MBA from a reputed college / University. Specialization in Finance / Power / Infrastructure Management will be preferred or MBA in Finance or a degree in Chartered Accountancy or Master's in Public Policy

- Demonstrated experience of producing high quality written deliverables, particularly in a business case or policy development context

- Experience of 12-15 years in policy advocacy and analysis, commercial due diligence, regulatory support

What we look for

- A Team of people with commercial acumen, technical experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment

- An opportunity to be a part of market-leading, multi-disciplinary team of 1500 + professionals, in the only integrated global transaction business worldwide.

- Opportunities to work with EY SAT practices globally with leading businesses across a range of industries

What working at EY offers

At EY, we- re dedicated to helping our clients, from start- ups to Fortune 500 companies - and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.

You get to work with inspiring and meaningful projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. We value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. Moreover, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes high quality and knowledge exchange. Plus, we offer:

- Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

- The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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