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Vice President, Infrastructure Advisory

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Dec 30, 2021

Job description

Requisition ID:  375041

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.


The opportunity


EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Practice. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all 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.


We advise through the full lifecycle of core infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships across Canada and globally. We advise across asset classes including transportation (e.g., transit, highways, airports), healthcare, environmental (e.g., waste), energy, mining, social infrastructure, schools, and municipal facilities. In Toronto you will join a team advising at the forefront of some of the largest and highest profile Canadian and local projects such as the Ontario Line Subway (ON), Accelerated High Speed Internet Program (ON), Ontario Place (ON), VIA High Frequency Rail (ON/QC), Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital (NL), Thunder Bay Correctional Complex (ON), Alberta Schools Bundle (AB), South Niagara Hospital (ON), Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant (BC) and St. Paul’s Redevelopment (BC).


Our practice is trusted by public sector ministries and agencies, as well as by private sector bidders, for its expertise in financing, structuring, modeling and management of procurement processes, as well as for providing strategic commercial advice through the full infrastructure lifecycle. We are regularly named by our industry peers as Financial Advisor of the Year in Canada and the Americas.


Your key responsibilities


We are looking for an experienced candidate to join as a Vice President in our Infrastructure Advisory practice in Toronto. This position 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 to 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 developing and maintaining a healthy funnel of opportunities; contribute to expanding and growing the practice through proactive introductions of the firm's capabilities to target clients and by expanding services to existing clients.
  • Contribute to increasing the practice's visibility in the marketplace by assuring its presence in key industry events, literature and discussions, in Ontario and across Canada.
  • Contribute to attracting, developing and motivating 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 must have

  • 8 to 10+ years' experience in providing value added business advisory services for major infrastructure projects over their lifecycle (e.g. in relation to capital planning, business cases, project financing and funding, procurement, risk assessment, economics, strategy, due diligence, commercial management, asset management)
  • 4+ years working in a leadership capacity within the infrastructure and project development space
  • An 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
  • A solid understanding of the end-to-end project management life cycle for major infrastructure projects: Strategy, Planning, Procurement, Delivery and Operations
  • 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
  • Superior knowledge of financial modeling, including applying financial accounting principles and undertaking quantitative risk assessment
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Strong business development skills, and ability to develop winning proposals to clients within limited timelines
  • Capacity to provide quality deliverables with an attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the 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
  • A self-motivated, proactive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • 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 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 with high levels of fun, creativity, enthusiasm and 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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