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Senior Advisor – Infrastructure Finance and Transaction Advisory

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is internationally recognized for the quality and thoroughness of its infrastructure finance technical and transaction advisory work.
The Africa team is looking for a Senior Advisor to help win and deliver projects in Southern Africa.
Work will focus on technical and transaction advisory projects in the Project Finance, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Transaction Advisory arena.
Sectors include but are not limited to Mott MacDonald’s core infrastructure areas (Built Environment, Energy, Transport and Water).
The Senior Advisor will be required to manage and deliver proposals and projects through work with multi-disciplinary teams and units.
Work will include meeting clients and working in partnership with other project related partners.

The ability to travel across Southern Africa and occasionally the rest of the continent is a must.
This role reports to the Infrastructure Finance and Transaction Advisory Lead for Africa and is part of a growing team of advisors.
Mott MacDonald does not provide financial advisory to clients.

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification
Professional Experience:
• Minimum of 10 years’ demonstrable experience in technical/financial project delivery in the Project Finance, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Transaction Advisory arena
• Proven experience of successfully project managing technical and transaction advisory to PPP and project finance transactions
• Proven experience of successfully project managing the bidding process for technical and transaction advisory to PPP and project finance transactions
• Proven experience as transaction or technical advisor in government sponsored Public Private Partnership Projects
• Proven experience of working with and advising commercial banks, IFI’s, DFI’s, equity partners and other sources of project finance funding
• Demonstrable knowledge and insight on the opportunities, challenges, and future potential in the Southern Africa infrastructure finance market is an advantage
• Experience in the Southern Africa market is an advantage
• Experience supporting business development is an advantage

Technical Competencies:
• Master's Degree from a technical engineering and/or financial background
• Strong knowledge of one or more Mott MacDonald core infrastructure areas (Energy, Water, Transport, Built Environment)
• Strong analytical agility and problem-solving skills
• Detail oriented, organized and able to meet tight deadlines
• Prioritization, time management and project management skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build lasting networks and relationships
• Ability to work within and manage cross-disciplinary project teams to deliver scope of work within time and budget
• Fluency in English is a must
• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
• Possession of other language skills that apply to the African market is an advantage

Behavioural Competencies
• Challenge driven
• Logical and organized
• Effective communicator
• Team player
• Resilient
• Driven to improve personal knowledge
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