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Infrastructure Advisory Consultant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald France has been created 7 years ago to better address the local market while opening a gateway on the Belgium and French speaking Africa markets. Our advisory and team delivers services to a wide variety of projects ranging in scale and complexity from €million’s to €2bn, through the technical disciplines of project management, scheduling, cost management, infrastructure finance, management consulting and education management.

Our Infrastructure Finance Advisory practitioners are active in the Built Environment, Energy, International Development, Transport, and Water sectors. We help our customers understand the nature of risk and opportunity in infrastructure development, and the sustainable value of their endeavour – funding, financing, or investment. We do so by providing feasibility, advisory, assurance, and business solutions services of a technical and commercial nature, in large capital project based or corporate related environments.

The beneficiaries of our work are largely infrastructure sponsors and developers, investors, funders, development institutions, regulated and non-regulated asset owners and operators, government departments and agencies, and local authorities or devolved administrations.

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

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated consultant to join a fast-growing entity with a strong entrepreneurial mindset in an international environment. The role is based in a lively area of Paris (11th district) within a dynamic, high performing and creative team with a friendly atmosphere.
  • Providing technical advice to clients as part of a project team, working on schemes through all stages of a project inception and procurement;
  • Developing knowledge of fundamental project issues for a range of sectors;
  • Technical advisory services – to national/international government agencies, lenders, bidders and concessionaires
  • Technical assistance to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as AFD, WB, IFC, EBRD, ADB
  • PPP technical advisory services
  • Lenders’ technical advice: Due diligence and construction/operation monitoring
  • Secondary market transaction due diligence
  • Transaction advice & structuring
  • Business case analysis
  • Input on projects, including financial, technical and contractual matters and compliance with internal quality procedures and directives;
  • Assisting with business development activities & preparation of proposals;
  • Collaboration and development of relationships internally within the Mott MacDonald infrastructure finance practice network

Candidate Specification

We are looking to recruit a consultant in our Infrastructure Advisory team active in France, Belgium, Francophone Africa and internationally in collaboration with various part of the Group.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Graduate to 5 years’experience;
  • Good understanding of Project Finance Industry sector / infrastructure development and procurement routes;
  • Ideally with 1-2 years hand-on experience in Project Finance, Investment banking sector, Development agency or with a major contractor;
  • Strong desire to learn about the challenges of long term infrastructure procurement processes
  • Able to perform complex research and analysis
  • Possess excellent French & English verbal and written communication skills. A third European language would be highly appreciated.
  • Engineering, business or legal academic background;
Personal skills and attributes:
  • A self-starter comfortable in taking initiative and responsibility;
  • Able to prioritise and plan effectively while balancing competing demands;
  • Positive attitude, team player;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills in the primary language of English, it would be extremely advantageous if you have Spanish language skills at the ability level to put across ideas and arguments in a logical and coherent manner
  • 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 outwit 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 France, Europe and Francophone Africa (sometimes at short notice) as required;
  • Well organised, with strong planning and management skills.
Education and professional Membership
  • Master Degree in a related discipline (engineering, architecture, finance, business…)
  • A post-graduate degree in a related discipline would be advantageous
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