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Technical Advisor

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald has won many commercial and industry awards, including Technical Advisor of the Year for most of the last few years at the Public Private Finance Awards. We are looking for a highly motivated technical advisor to join our prestigious Technical Advisory team in South East Asia. This role is a result of continued expansion of our national and international client base ensuring delivery of high quality worldwide multi-disciplinary projects.

You will join a small, but rapidly growing Advisory Services team in Jakarta, which is an integral part of our south east Asia Advisory team, covering the South East Asian market, with a strong track record advising on infrastructure projects. Our clients include IFI’s, private and public sector organisations across a range of sectors including industrial, transport, urban development, waste and water.

The Technical Advisory team provides advice on technical aspects of Public Private Partnerships and infrastructure finance including technical and commercial due diligence, business case preparation, transaction structuring and procurement advisory, project management and tender support.

Job Description

We are looking for a Technical Advisor. The role would include but not be limited to:
  • Providing technical advice to clients as part of a south east Asia Advisory team, working on schemes in Indonesia and elsewhere across south east Asia through all stages of a project’s inception and procurement;
  • Developing knowledge of fundamental project issues for a range of sectors;
  • Contribution of specialist sector knowledge for business case preparation, tender document preparation and technical due diligence;
  • Preparation of proposals;
  • Management of projects, including financial, technical and contractual matters and compliance with internal quality procedures and directives;
  • Maximising profitability of projects, monitoring against budget, reacting to and anticipating potential problems, use of the company’s commercial project management software;
  • Assisting with business development activities and developing key client relationships in Indonesia and developing networks with the wider advisory community in Indonesia (eg. Financial and legal advisors);
  • Working with other Advisory staff in Jakarta to play a key role in growing and developing the existing Advisory team in Jakarta and mentoring junior staff and new recruits;

Candidate Specification

As the successful applicant you will have/be:

General Skills and attributes:
  • Technical knowledge in more than one infrastructure sector, such as water, transport, solid waste management, urban development;
  • At least 10 years’ experience advising on infrastructure projects including experience on PPP projects;
  • Experience of working with and managing a range of clients and stakeholders including Government Authorities and private companies;
  • Experience of writing successful proposals;
  • Experienced in working in developing countries;
  • Evidence of working on varied commissions and flexibility to adapt knowledge to areas outside immediate experience;
Personal skills and attributes:
  • A self-starter comfortable in taking initiative and responsibility;
  • Able to prioritise and plan effectively while balancing competing demands;
  • A good verbal communicator and strong commercial aptitude;
  • Ability to prepare precise and clear written reports;
  • Flexibility and interest to contribute to a wide range of assignments;
  • Self-motivated and willing to undertake a wide range of tasks;
  • Confident to deal with areas and issues outside immediate experience;
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude at dealing with lots of interfaces, including technical, commercial / contractual, and personal / stakeholder;
  • Ability to critically analyse data, identify its importance, advise on its shortcomings and how it should be improved;
  • A willingness to travel and work on a short-term basis in countries across Asia (sometimes at short notice) as required;
  • Well organised, with strong planning and management skills.
Education and professional Membership
  • Degree in a related discipline
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