Consultant (Technical Due Diligence)

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-21

  • Client:

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world

Due to continued business growth, we are seeking to recruit a mechanical, process/ chemical or electrical engineer to support the delivery of technical due diligence assignments across the energy infrastructure space. You will be working on a wide variety of global assignments supporting investments in the natural resources and energy transition sectors (such as transitional/ renewable fuels, hydrogen, CCUS, repurposing of existing assets to transition to a low carbon economy).

Our Due Diligence consultants can also expect to work across the wider Arup Business and Investor Advisory (BIA) team, delivering projects across the power generation, bioenergy, and utilities sectors. This role would fit into an established and award-winning technical and commercial advisory services team of around 100 people based in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, working on a range of UK and international assignments. Our work spans across technical, commercial and regulatory due diligence to support energy M&A activity alongside financing of greenfield development projects.

The Role

The role will include research, analysis, modelling and the development of high-quality reports to support clients’ investment decisions across the energy infrastructure space. The candidate will:

  • Advise on the technical, commercial and operational issues of energy assets;

  • Assist in the review of technical reports, specifications and drawings to understand key technical and commercial risks, and collaborating closely with specialists to understand issues;

  • Prepare and handle bid documents or discrete sections of larger proposals;

  • Meet with clients to discuss new opportunities;

  • Prepare high quality due diligence reports;

  • Provide inputs to market analysis;

  • Data and data analytics;

  • Undertake benchmark assessments of capex, opex and revenue drivers;

  • Report to lenders and investors, and contribute to construction and operations monitoring of projects;

  • Project manage due diligence assignments;

  • To a lesser extent, help write technical specifications, evaluate tenders, negotiate and write contracts – in particular review and opine on EPC and operations & maintenance (O&M) contracts.

Requirements:

  • This is a client-facing role that requires someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to represent Arup at meetings with senior members of the client teams;

  • Degree qualified (engineering degree preferred) or relevant technical/ proven experience and qualifications;

  • Minimum of two years of experience of working in a professional firm within the energy sector – preferably in a specialist technology area of the business (power generation, utilities, hydrogen/biogas generation, gas network operations etc);

  • Prior experience of assisting in the delivery of business advisory type assignments;

  • A good technical understanding of a range of equipment and processes used across the energy space, and the key issues affecting each technology;

  • A strong interest in infrastructure assets and how such assets are managed;

  • Passion to develop technical and commercial knowledge outside of core energy sectors by working on projects in the energy transition, renewables and utilities sectors, would be advantageous;

  • Commercially and financially aware and strong business interest;

  • Ability to deliver projects on time and be delivery focused;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including ability to interpret and convey sophisticated technical issues in simple form);

  • Excel financial modelling skills an advantage;

  • Strong planning and interpersonal skills etc.;

  • Willingness to attend industry events and network;

  • Willingness to travel (short term business travel, mainly Europe and sometimes wider global);

  • Excellent English skills are essential (written and spoken). Additional European language skills would be advantageous.

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Equality and diversity

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.