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Vice President, Infrastructure Advisory - Calgary

Location:  Calgary
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 1, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  158801

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

 

Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As an Infrastructure Advisory Vice President, you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile infrastructure projects. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide advice to some of the most sophisticated clients around.
 
The opportunity
 
Infrastructure Advisory is a specialty practice within EY's Strategy and Transactions service line. The team advises through the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects across Canada and globally and is recognized in the market as a leading advisor, recognized through local and international awards for innovation, most recently earning Gold as 2020 Financial Advisor of the Year at the Americas P3 Awards in March 2021.
 
We advise across sectors including transportation (e.g., transit, highways, airports), healthcare, environmental, energy and utilities, resources, schools and municipal facilities, among others. Recent innovative, progressive projects include the Calgary Cancer Centre, the Deerfoot Trail expansion project, the Alberta Irrigation modernization and rehabilitation projects, City of Edmonton’s Valley Line West LRT Extension Project, New Edmonton Hospital, Norquest College’s Training, Research, and Continuing Care facility, Kicking Horse Highway (BC), and St. Paul’s Redevelopment (BC), to name a few, in addition to high profile national projects including VIA High Frequency Rail, Champlain Bridge and Muskrat Falls. We work across the spectrum of procurement methods including P3’s as well as progressive and collaborative procurement approaches for large scale complex projects. The practice is recognized as a trusted source by public sector departments, ministries and agencies, as well as by private sector market participants, for its expertise throughout a project’s lifecycle.
 
We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
 
Your key responsibilities
 
We are looking for an experienced candidate to join as a Vice President in the Infrastructure Advisory team in Alberta. This position is anticipated to be based in Calgary or Edmonton and will fill an integral role that involves working closely with other members of the rapidly growing national Infrastructure Advisory team to lead and deliver a variety of engagements related to the planning, development, delivery and operations of major infrastructure projects.
 
Areas of responsibility
  • Project manage EY teams advising both governments and private sector clients on major infrastructure projects.
  • Project manage complex assignments including a lead role in client relationship management.
  • Provide direction and oversight on research information to be used in financial modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications.
  • Provide direction and oversight on procurement activities (e.g. requests for proposals).
  • Review and provide quality assurance on complex financial models within broadly defined guidelines.
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of quality documents for, and presentations to, clients and prospects.
  • Manage and execute on multiple assignments with an exceptional standard of performance.
  • Manage staff teams of 3-5 professionals and assume developmental responsibility for junior staff.
  • Contribute in shaping EY's "go-to-market" client development strategy in Infrastructure Advisory.
  • Collaborate with other team members in identifying and exploring potential new business opportunities; contribute to develop and maintain a healthy funnel of opportunities; contribute to expand and grow the practice through proactive introductions of the firm's capabilities to target clients and by expanding service to existing clients.
  • Contribute to increase the practice's visibility in the marketplace by assuring its presence in key industry events, literature and discussions, in Alberta and across Canada.
  • Contribute to attract, develop and motivate strong talent and engaging them towards attaining clearly defined objectives.
  • Espouse and model the firm's professional values by promoting collaboration and innovation; fostering creativity; and engendering an ethical approach to conducting business.
 
To qualify for the role you should have
  • 7 to 10+ years' experience in providing value added business advisory services for major infrastructure projects over their lifecycle (e.g. in relation to business cases, project financing and funding, procurement, economics, strategy, due diligence, contract management, asset management)
  • 3+ years working in a leadership capacity within the infrastructure and project development space
  • Superior knowledge of financial modeling, including applying financial accounting principles and undertaking quantitative risk assessment with Monte Carlo simulations
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Understanding of key business drivers, business strategy and public policy
  • An understanding of the end-to-end project management life cycle for major infrastructure projects: Strategy, Planning, Procurement, Delivery and Operations
  • Strong project management skills and ability to organize work as the leader of multidisciplinary teams of professional advisors
  • Deep knowledge of the infrastructure market in at least two of the following sectors: healthcare, roads and bridges, public transit, ports, airports, power and utilities, water and wastewater, urban development, higher education
  • Strong business development skills, and ability to develop winning proposals to clients within limited timelines
  • Demonstrate a hands-on, team oriented, collaborative, respectful, positive, flexible, leadership by example, "roll your sleeves up" style and a strong work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian debt financing and capital markets and/or of global infrastructure and project financing markets; working knowledge of the Canadian and International Finance and Accounting concepts and principles - CPA not required
  • Undergraduate degree necessary (business or engineering), Master's degree (e.g. MBA, MSc Economics or MSc Finance) or related designation (e.g. CFA/CBV) an asset
  • Self-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial and with an ability to work independently and communicate directly with clients and prospects when necessary, while being collaborative enough to bring a strong contribution as a key member of the National team
 
What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for being a strategic advisor in the infrastructure space; and have a very strong attention to detail. This position will also require strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, superior analytical skills, and proven project and people management skills. Bringing a “roll up the sleeves” attitude that matches Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit with high levels of fun, creativity, and enthusiasm for teamwork is critical in this role.
 
What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
 
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
 

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