AECOM Technical Consultant/Project Manager - PPP Advisory in PARIS, France

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Technical Consultant/Project Manager - PPP Advisory

France - Ile-de-France


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 growing team 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 (Edouard Hiley), 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.

  • Prepare MS Excel-based models forecasting CapEx, Lifecycle costs, and OpEx based on existing asset condition and O&M strategies.

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.

  • An excellent command and a personal interest of MS Excel.

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.


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Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Country France

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 162764BR