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Manager(Commercial Advisory), Global Infrastructure

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

The opportunity:

Our Global Infrastructure Advisory team in Vancouver is looking for a professional like you with the skills and drive to make a real difference.

Our Global Infrastructure Advisory team - comprising of over 100 professionals nationally - is a multi-disciplinary group of capital project managers, engineers, accountants, and attorneys, many of whom are former owners, contractors, and/or design or construction professionals from industry. We add value to our clients on their major infrastructure projects by helping them understand and manage the risks associated with their projects. We assist both public sector and private sector clients in the development of strategies to realize their major infrastructure projects by providing a full spectrum of planning, transaction structuring, value for money, procurement, delivery, and asset management and operations advisory services

This is a position for professionals with 6-15 years of industry experience.

What you will do

As the successful candidate, you will be part of the team delivering high quality services to top tier public and private sector clients.
  • You will advise on major capital projects for government (federal, provincial and municipal), as well as the private sector across a wide variety of industries and sectors including energy and natural resources (e.g. oil and gas, mining, power and utilities, and water and waste water) and social infrastructure (e.g. transportation and healthcare).
  • You will also assist with business development in western Canada and nationally.

Work Environment:
  • The Global Infrastructure Advisory group operates in a dynamic environment - clients change, projects proceed to new phases, new challenges arise, and client requirements change. This results in an exciting environment in which to work and gives members of the team the opportunity to stretch their capabilities and develop new areas of expertise.

Project Development and Delivery

Advising public and private sector clients in:
  • Infrastructure planning and strategy
  • Procurement strategy development, and procurement process management
  • Development and implementation of project governance and project management frameworks, and related project delivery tools
  • Commercial structuring of complex contracts, and contract management
  • Project implementation advice through design and construction
  • Project controls set-up and/or monitoring (cost and schedule management, risk management, change control, reporting)
  • Project performance reviews and health checks.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate in delivering these services over the course of specific client engagements will include:

  • Managing small teams of KPMG advisory personnel
  • Providing leadership, direction, and guidance to senior and executive level client stakeholders
  • Developing and presenting client materials including status reports, project reports and presentations
  • Actively engaging in (and at times overseeing) the delivery of core analysis responsibilities including primary and secondary research, quantitative data collection and analysis, financial modelling, business analysis, and application of methodologies to achieve client objectives
  • Actively developing materials (frameworks, tools, documentation, etc.) that support improved project delivery
  • Developing work plans and then monitoring proactively these with respect to scope, budget, schedule, and quality of work/deliverables.

Business Development

The successful candidate will help grow the business through:

  • Regular participation in business development activities related to infrastructure projects
  • Development of relationships with other practice areas within KPMG (management consulting, risk consulting, deal advisory, audit and tax) both locally and in other offices
  • Maintenance and development of Trusted Advisor relationships with current and future clients
  • Leading the development of proposals (both strategic messaging and original content)
  • Development of KPMG's profile within the marketplace via industry involvement, contribution to internal and external publications, and presentation at conferences and industry events.

Practice Development

The successful candidate will help develop our internal teams through:

  • Training and mentoring of junior staff and contributing to the overall skills enhancement and experience of the team
  • Working closely with Senior Managers, Directors and Partners to develop team capacity and capabilities.

At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities of their job. Likewise, from time to time, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our flexible approach provides for this.

What you bring to the role

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, or equivalent professional education. Additionally, an MBA or other post-graduate studies or professional affiliations (e.g, P.Eng., PMP, etc.) is preferred, but not required.
  • 6-15 years of industry experience
  • The ability to simplify problems and synthesize related content into succinct and clear materials
  • Project planning experience with capital projects / programs
  • Project/construction management and/or procurement experience with large capital projects
  • Project controls and contract management experience
  • A solid understanding of the lifecycle activities supporting an infrastructure asset
  • Commercial and contract management experience
  • Experience with alterative contract types (e.g. DBB, EPC, EPCM, DBFO, PPPs, CM, etc.) and the development of these contracts for projects
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proven track record at managing multiple and competing priorities
  • Proven capabilities of managing and working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to communicate and effectively engage with a diverse group of clients
  • Strong emotional and organizational intelligence
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to travel within Canada and abroad, as necessary, is also critical to this role.

Keys to your success:

KPMG individuals Deliver Impact | Seek Growth | Inspire Trust and understand that a diverse workforce enables us to deepen relationships and strengthen our business.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best

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Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

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