5 days ago
Who we are looking for
Are you a senior Strategy professional in the Energy & Infrastructure sector, with experience in strategy consulting or commercial due diligence?
Following strong market demand for deal-related strategic advice in the Energy & Infrastructure sector, the Strategy& Deals team is hiring an experienced Director to lead the development of its Energy & Infrastructure sector team.
We are looking for an individual who can combine their credibility and expertise in the Energy & Infrastructure sector with the analytical approach and strategic insight required in a leading strategy consultancy. In practice you will have provided strategy and or M&A advice for clients in the Energy & Infrastructure sector in a strategy house or Big 4 firm.
In this role you will use your sector contacts including industry financiers (such as banks, private equity and infrastructure investors) to grow our client base even further. You will have the ability to work across the sector, with a good understanding of the commercial, technological and regulatory changes affecting the sector and how they are driving M&A and opportunities for growth.
About Strategy& Deals
We’re a team of industry-focused strategy consultants working across M&A and corporate strategy. We help our clients think through the most pressing issues they face, and we do this by providing our clients with rigorous and independent market and strategic insight, to help them make good decisions.
Our clients include a wide variety of large and mid-tier corporate clients as well as financial investors such as private equity, sovereign wealth funds and infrastructure funds. We help these clients when they are making major investment or growth decisions, including
New market entry (new geographies or new products/services)
Changes in strategic direction
We engage in detailed, rigorous evaluation of markets, strategic positioning of companies within these markets, their growth drivers, and key business opportunities and risks. We help clients develop new insights, strategies and approaches. Often our work is done at pace, to meet the demands of a deal process or investment decision.
About the role
You will work a a member of the leadership group in Deals Strategy in our Energy and Infrastructure team. You will have considerable autonomy, and will work alongside the partners uin building our market-facing practice as well as helping us drive project delivery and grow our team. Your responsibilities will include
Shaping the vision for the sector team, developing the priorities for client focus and service delivery
Going to market with specialists from across the firm to help source, convert and deliver client work
Bringing your own existing relationships to the business, as well as drawing on PwC’s unrivalled network of clients and relationships
Developing thought leadership to support client targeting, potentially including media activity
Building and training the team to support you.
The role provides individuals with significant development opportunities, including progression to Partner.
Our team is primarily based in our London Bridge office, with typically c.10-20% of time spent on client sites in the UK and across Europe.
A typical project team usually consists of one to three Associates, one Manager, a Senior Manager or Director and a Partner.
The Director's primary role in project delivery is to shape and deliver the project to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria. This involves identifying and discussing key issues up front with the client and Partner, project scoping, developing the team’s work plan, reviewing and challenging the output produced by the team, assessing risks throughout, and driving the conclusions. As a Director you will also have responsibility for much of the contact with the client and other stakeholders and will usually present the findings to the client.
Our Directors will report to a Partner, or group of Partners depending upon the breadth of issues addressed in a project.
Directors also have an important role in contributing to the running of the Strategy& Deals business by taking an active involvement in people management, recruitment, training, knowledge and risk management and thought leadership.
Essential skills and experience
Detailed knowledge of the UK Energy & Infrastructure sector, including its commercial, technological and regulatory drivers
Demonstrable experience of strategy consulting or M&A advisory experience in the sector gained in a strategy house or a Big 4 firm.
Demonstrable industry network (ability to maintain/develop your own client relationships) and experience in strategy consulting selling
Evidence of contribution / development of thought leadership
Analytical and project management skills including the ability to run strategy and deals-related projects (including more than one project at a time)
Demonstrable experience of leading and developing successful teams
Confident in liaising with and presenting to clients at all levels
An ability to multitask effectively and balance time between project delivery and business development support effectively
Educated to Degree level or equivalent
You’ll be joining a team who welcome your outlook and knowledge, whilst developing your skill set further within one of the world’s leading professional organisations. With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place. Please apply if you have a keen interest in the work we do.