AECOM Project Manager – PPP Advisory in PARIS, France

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148403BR

Position Title Project Manager – PPP Advisory

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Construction Services

Country France

State/Province/Region FR - Ile-de-France

City PARIS

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM PPP Advisory provides technical advisory services for sponsors, lenders and secondary market buyers of infrastructure assets developed under public-private partnerships and other project finance mechanisms (DBFM and DBFMO projects). Sectors covered by PPP Advisory include transport (roads, rail, airports etc.), social infrastructure (universities, hospitals, sports facilities etc.), water and energy. The latter is an area of development for the Team.

We are a team exclusively dedicated to the provision of consulting services starting during the transaction phase, continuing through the design and construction phase and ending during the operations maintenance phase.

When working for the sponsors, we undertake full asset due diligence. This includes residual life assessments and lifecycle analysis, reviewing and optimising operation and maintenance strategies, and developing CapEx, lifecycle costs and OpEx forecasts.

When working for lenders, our works includes reviewing our Sponsors’ technical solutions (design, construction, operation and maintenance), construction schedules, CapEx, whole life cost and OpEx forecasts in order to assess residual risks after allocation to the various project parties. These projects can be greenfield and brownfield.

We provide our services globally, with a focus on Europe and Africa.

We are a team of 5, composed mainly of engineers with legal and project finance capabilities. We are all driven by our contribution to major infrastructure projects. We have a “seller-doer” state of mind and we value team work.

Your role :

You will strengthen our advisory team by supporting our capability to deliver our mandate. You will also contribute to our business development activities.

Reporting to the team leader, you will be responsible for the following:

Project Delivery

  • Lead the delivery of technical advisory assignments on infrastructure PPP projects, privatisation or private to private transactions (secondary asset sale, refinancing, mergers and acquisitions);

  • Direct multidisciplinary project teams of in-house and external specialists. Manage our resources to deliver our clients’ expectations (timely and efficient completion of quality deliverables);

  • Manage complex projects, lead/conduct the report-writing process and perform reviews of your peer’s work products;

  • Manage financial performances of these projects in line with AECOM’s financial reporting, project reviews and profitability targets.

Business Development

  • Generate new business through marketing initiatives and develop long-term business relationships;

  • Work closely with the PPP team leadership to develop and implement strategies to grow the business;

  • Prepare proposals and negotiate contracts;

  • Increase awareness of the Team’s capabilities within AECOM and actively network with other AECOM professionals across all business lines.

  • Actively engage in development of team;

Performance will be assessed on:

  • Project Delivery Performance:

  • Quality and on-time deliverables;

  • Achieving client satisfaction and ensuring repeat business;

  • Meeting and/or exceeding profitability targets;

  • Business Development:

  • Engagement with new clients (internal and external);

  • New business generated through marketing activities;

  • Diversification of services offered. Penetration into new markets such as energy transition and renewables;

  • Developing Others and Self:

  • Providing tools and resources to train and develop staff;

  • Employee engagement;

  • Self-development.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 + years of experience in technical due diligence services and/or management experience of infrastructure/energy projects (experience in energy and utilities distribution/storage and/or renewable energy preferred);

  • Master’s degree in engineering, project finance or other relevant academic background. International degrees welcome.

Preferred Qualifications

Attributes and Skills

  • Independent and self-motivated;

  • Strong communication skills; excellent technical writing skills a must – client deliverables consists mainly of technical reports;

  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment where multi-tasking and prioritising is necessary;

  • Lead by example and through others;

  • Decisive;

  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills;

  • International profile with the ability to work with a geographically dispersed team;

  • Ability to build and sustain client relationships and adapt to ever changing client demands;

  • Ability to see the opportunities for improved performance and act upon them;

  • Ability to strike a good balance shifting between big picture planning and detailed level execution tracking;

  • Flexibility to travel, as needed (short travels);

  • Fluent in English. The team being located in France, a good command of French is advantageous although the working language will be English. Spanish and German a plus.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.