AECOM Project Manager PPP Advisory in Paris, France

France - Ile-de-France, Paris

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, sports facilities etc.). The projects we are involved in can be greenfield, brownfield or secondary transactions / M&A.

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 operation & maintenance phase.

When working for the sponsors, we undertake technical due diligences of the assets. 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 job is to assess the capacity of the SPV to service its debt. Hence, our tasks include reviewing the 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. We also assess the adequacy, from a technical standpoint, of the security packages and of the contractual arrangements between the SPV and the main stakeholders. During the Construction and O&M phases, we comment on the projects’ performances and progress. This includes the validation of the milestones’ completion and related payments during construction; and the monitoring of key performance indicators during the O&M phase.

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

We are a small team composed mainly of engineers with legal and project finance capabilities. We are all self-motivated and curious about the technical and commercial aspects of the construction sector. 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 mandates. 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);

  • Manage 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;

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in technical due diligence services and/or management experience of infrastructure/energy projects;

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

  • 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);

  • Bilingual in French and English at least.

Preferred Qualifications

What we offer

PPP Advisory enhances its consultants’ motivation through:

  • A hands-on approach and high responsibilities on the pursuit of prospects and on project delivery;

  • Diverse projects offering different technical challenges;

  • A strong team culture. We collaborate closely with each other and have a sense of collective responsibility;

  • A growing environment. The team is growing and intends to continue doing so, by penetrating new markets and on-boarding new talented people;

  • A direct interface with AECOM’s senior management, a global group of nearly 85,000 employees (see below)

  • A light hierarchy allowing for a short decision process;

  • Salary according to experience

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

Business Line Transportation

Business Group

Country France

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 203958BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.