EY Vice President – Infrastructure Advisory in Montréal, Canada

Vice President – Infrastructure Advisory

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # MON001NI

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 as a Vice President in 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 lead and deliver a variety of engagements related to the planning, development, delivery and operations of major infrastructure projects.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Project manage EY teams advising both governments and private sector clients on major infrastructure projects.

  • Project manage complex assignments including a lead role in client relationship management.

  • Ideally communicate fluently in French and English.

  • Provide direction and oversight on research information to be used in financial modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications.

  • Provide direction and oversight on procurement activities (e.g. requests for proposals).

  • Review and provide quality assurance on complex financial models within broadly defined guidelines.

  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of quality documents for, and presentations to, clients and prospects.

  • Manage teams of professionals and assume developmental responsibility for junior staff.

  • Contribute in shaping 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 through proactive introductions of the firm’s capabilities to target clients and by expanding service to existing clients.

  • Contribute to increase the practice’s visibility in the marketplace by assuring its presence in key industry events, literature and discussions.

  • Contribute to attract, develop and motivate strong talent and engaging them towards attaining clearly defined objectives.

  • 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 8 years of relevant experience in providing value added business advisory services for major infrastructure projects over their lifecycle (e.g. in relation to business cases, project financing and funding, procurement, economics, strategy, due diligence, contract management, asset management, project oversight).

  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and financial modeling, including risk simulations.

  • Superior analytical and negotiation skills.

  • Enthusiastic, energetic attitude and a team player.

  • Understanding of key business drivers, business strategy and public policy.

  • A solid understanding of the end-to-end project management life cycle for major infrastructure projects: Strategy, Planning, Procurement, Delivery and Operations.

  • Well versed technically; credible and knowledgeable across several of key infrastructure subsectors, e.g. transportation/rail, accommodation, mining / metals, oil & gas, power and utilities.

  • Strong business development skills, and ability to develop winning proposals to clients within limited timelines.

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

  • Demonstrate a hands-on, team oriented, collaborative, respectful, positive, flexible, leadership by example, “roll your sleeves up” style and a strong work ethic.

  • Capacity to provide quality deliverables with an attention to details.

  • Strong knowledge of Canadian debt financing and capital markets and/or of global infrastructure and project financing markets; working knowledge of the Canadian and International Finance and Accounting concepts and principles - CPA not required.

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

  • Self-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial and with an ability to work independently and communicate directly with clients and prospects when necessary, while being collaborative enough to bring a strong contribution as a key member of the National team.EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume preferably by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.