EY Infrastructure Advisory – Manager / Senior Associate in Montréal, Canada

Infrastructure Advisory – Manager / Senior Associate

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # MON001NK

Post Date Jul 17, 2018

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Infrastructure Advisory is a specialty practice within EY's Transaction Advisory Services. The team advises through the full lifecycle of core infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships across Canada and globally. The team is recognized in the market as a leading advisor and received multiple international awards for its realizations on major infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Advisory team advises on various types of projects including transportation (e.g., transit, highways, airports), healthcare, environmental, energy, mining, schools and municipal facilities, among others. Recent projects have included some of the largest and highest profile Canadian projects, such as the Eglinton LRT, Montreal Blue Line subway extension, Metrolinx RER, Regina Bypass, Montreal Concert Hall, BC Hydro’s John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project and the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to name a few. The practice is recognized as a trusted source by public sector departments, ministries and agencies, as well as by private sector market participants, for its expertise in planning, financing, structuring, and financial modeling, as well as for advising through the full infrastructure lifecycle.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an experimented and strong candidate to join in a managerial roleas a Senior Associatein the Infrastructure Advisory team. This position will be based in either our Montreal or Ottawa offices and will fill an integral role that involves working closely with other members of the rapidly growing national Infrastructure Advisory team to execute a variety of engagements related to the planning, development, delivery and operations of major infrastructure projects.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Develop and review complex financial models to reflect the commercial arrangements of the particular infrastructure project on which the team is advising.

  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of financials and documentation to develop and report findings relevant to the client.

  • Ideally communicate fluently in French and English.

  • Manage and execute on multiple assignments with an exceptional standard of performance.

  • Research, summarize and interpret accounting, tax and financial market information to be used in financial modelling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, scenario analysis and negotiation support, and various other applications.

  • Prepare quality drafts of reports and presentations for client submissions and meetings.

  • Prepare quality drafts of marketing materials and transaction proposals within limited timelines.

  • Collaborate with other team members in identifying and exploring potential new business opportunities.

  • Manage junior staff who are part of teams advising both governments and private sector clients on major infrastructure projects, and contribute to the development of junior staff.

  • Assist with the delivery of procurement activities (e.g. requests for proposals processes).

  • Contribute in executing EY’s “go-to-market” client development strategy in Infrastructure Advisory.

  • Collaborate with other team members in identifying and exploring potential new business opportunities; contribute to develop and maintain a healthy funnel of opportunities; contribute to expand and grow the practice by providing quality service to clients and by developing relationships.

  • Contribute to increase the practice’s visibility in the marketplace by contributing to the preparation of documentation for key industry events, for literature and discussions.

  • Contribute to attract, develop and motivate strong talent.

  • Espouse and model the firm’s professional values by promoting collaboration and innovation; fostering creativity; and engendering an ethical approach to conducting business. Ideal qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in providing value added business advisory services (e.g. in relation to business cases, project financing and funding, financial analysis and modeling, risk simulations, procurement, economics, strategy, due diligence, contract management, asset management), ideally for major infrastructure projects over their lifecycle.

  • Undergraduate degree (business, finance or engineering); MBA/Master’s degree/CFA/CBV/PMPan asset.

  • Working knowledge of the Canadian and International Finance and Accounting concepts and principles - CPA not required.

  • Working knowledge of Canadian debt financing and capital markets and/or of global infrastructure and project financing markets.

  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills in both French and English.

  • Experience interfacing directly with senior client staff.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to structure work.

  • Understanding of key business drivers.

  • Superior analytical skills and capacity to provide quality deliverables with an attention to details.

  • Enthusiastic, energetic attitude and a team player.

  • Demonstrate a team oriented, collaborative, respectful, positive, flexible style and a strong work ethic.

EY is committed to diversity and equity.We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume preferably by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.