Senior Investment Manager

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Dates that interviews will take place
Week commencing 2nd September 2019
Salary package up to £75,000 inclusive of car (or car allowance), 20% bonus and generous benefits
Summary of vacancy

We are recruiting for a talented and ambitious person to join SUEZ recycling and recovery UK as a Senior Investment Manager based in Maidenhead. This role combines your commercial knowledge with financial acumen in developing environmentally friendly recycling and waste recovery projects. You will have a minimum of five years’ experience in structuring and financing major infrastructure projects, and have financial modelling gained in a large corporate organisation, developing/auditing project finance models.

You will be rewarded with a competitive compensation, including a salary package up to £75,000 inclusive of car (or car allowance), 20% bonus and generous benefits, depending on your level of experience, and exciting career development prospects within a global company like SUEZ UK.

About the role

What will I be doing?

  • This is an exciting opportunity requiring strong financial and commercial skills delivering environmentally friendly recycling and waste recovery projects.
  • You will be responsible for delivering project financial models / business plans, and contribute to the contracting and financing / re-financing of the projects, and major corporate investments.
  • You will be involved in a breath of activities that utilise your financial and commercial skills, including; financial modelling and evaluation of private finance initiative (PFI) contracts, corporate investments, participate in contract variations, participate in raising financing and refinancing of projects, special purpose vehicle (SPV) financial modelling, bid pricing, and leading financial / commercial aspects of tenders, contract negotiations, due diligence work.
  • You will financial evaluate projects using ungeared and geared evaluation techniques.
  • You will participate in the financial and commercial contract negotiations to ensure the contracts are commercially viable.
  • You will develop and audit of financial models consistent with the contracting structure and SUEZ UK business solution.
  • You will assess project risk, sensitivity analysis and mitigation measures.
  • You will participate in due diligence work for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and disposals.
  • You will be involved in contract variations, refinancing, update of financial models – to optimise contract performance, improve shareholder returns and client affordability.
  • You will update the SPV operational models with actuals and revise project forecasts. 
  • You will compare project performance against the bid model. 
  • You will report on financial covenant compliance.
  • You will develop commercially sound, competitive pricing of the bids / projects.
  • You will produce bid / financial contract documentation – such as payment mechanism.
  • You will produce approval documentation and present to the board.
  • You will make recommendations about funding arrangements – liaison with funders.
  • You will liaison with the internal project team and external advisors, banks, lawyers.
  • You will hand over the project model and contract documentation to the project and finance teams, provide training and support.
  • You will create medium term plans (five years) showing cash flows and profit and loss (P&L).

What are the requirements?

  • Qualified accountant - or a similar financial qualification.
  • Must have a degree in accounting or a similar financial qualification.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of running/auditing financial models in Microsoft Excel (including visual basic for applications (VBA)) to evaluate projects by using geared and ungeared evaluation techniques.
  • Commercial acumen; understanding of key business drivers, risks, competitive pressures.
  • Ability to interpret risk allocation of complex contracts/subcontracts, assess risk and pricing implications.
  • Understanding of the relevant tax and accounting treatment to be followed in the models.
  • Knowledge about financial markets / banks to finance infrastructure projects.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, attention to detail.
  • Be proactive and enthusiastic, eager to learn and improve.
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of seniority levels, and financial and non-financial staff.
  • Good time management and ability to deliver within tight deadlines.

Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work. We are proud of the fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development we offer our people. As we continue to develop and grow, you can play an important part in the essential work we are doing to make businesses and communities more sustainable.

Working at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is not like most jobs – it means striving to secure our planet’s resources and being part of the resource revolution. By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work in, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

To find out more or apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.

*No agencies please*

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