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Director - I&CP

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2024

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Job title:                           Director

Location:                          London, UK

Business unit:                 Infrastructure & Capital Projects (I&CP)

 

Company Overview

 

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm with $2bn+ revenue, 9,000+ staff and over 85 offices worldwide. Known for its turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services, A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

 

A&M Culture

 

A&M is a fast-paced environment with a highly dynamic culture that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We empower, coach and mentor our people and endorse meritocracy to develop skilled consultants who will grow with A&M to deliver tangible results and build long-lasting relationships, internally and externally. Our entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry.

 

The collaborative, supportive environment and engaging work guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M.

 

Inclusive Diversity runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

 

The Team

 

Our highly respected Infrastructure & Capital Projects (A&M INFRA) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex problems facing our public and private sector clients. Our multi-disciplinary team solving high-stakes issues for our clients across the capital project and infrastructure deal lifecycles. We are focused on improving outcomes on capital projects, mitigating risks and protecting value by reducing the level of uncertainty associated with the development, delivery and operation of programmes and projects. 

 

The Role

 

A&M INFRA is further expanding in Europe, and we are looking to recruit a Director to join our fast growing London-based practice. Working alongside some of the industry's brightest minds and most experienced colleagues, you will have an active role in the development and execution of client assignments and contributing to our success. As a senior member of the team, you can expect responsibility for delivering assignments to clients involved in complex infrastructure and capital projects. Such assignments range from helping clients set up programmes through to delivery of projects, transformations and turnarounds through outcome-focused advice and support. You will support business development activities, support strategies, manage projects and client relationships, and the development of earlier-in-career team members. Reporting to senior leadership, you will help ensure with paramount importance that we deliver timely and quality advice to our clients.   

 

Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the execution of project workstreams, demonstrating expertise and effectively managing core components of projects including work plan, staffing, deadlines and scope or budget issues
  • Conduct meetings and presentations with clients, as well as internal managerial and executive stakeholders, showcasing proficiency and confidence in discussing project matters.
  • Collaborate with teams and clients, keeping abreast of client business issues, industry and market developments
  • Expands relationships within client organization; may often be primary project contact
  • Participate in industry events and associations to broaden professional connections develops strong network and personal brand
  • Contribute to the identification and pursuit of new business prospects, aligned with the strategic goals of I&CP and other Business Units. Recognize and communicate add-on and/or cross-business opportunities and product offerings
  • Drive project analyses, propose actionable plans, and exhibit strong decision-making capabilities.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities while effectively guiding project delivery to produce “client-ready” deliverables.

 

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Engineering, Management, Finance or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in project management and business development, ideally extensively within consulting or related professional services industries.
  • Previous experience in areas such as capital strategy, project delivery assurance, digital capital projects, asset management, construction dispute resolution, and project excellence.
  • Strong understanding of project and programme management principles. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and develop solutions, emphasizing creativity and critical thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of articulating ideas to diverse audiences and continuously able to expand their internal and external professional network
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • Self-starter with strong business acumen and a results-driven approach able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment recognizing new opportunities
  • Experience with internal project leadership of small teams and the ability to mentor junior staff.

Desirable:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills for interactions with senior management, clients, and colleagues.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with ambition and risk appetite.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Financial and operational modelling experience
  • Developing client management skills and aptitude for business development and negotiation.
  • Novel or academic research or thought leadership experience.

 

Competencies:

  • Demonstrable MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) proficiency to a high standard.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and skillset across new sectors or industries and to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Prior use of project management software (MS Project, Oracle P6, PowerProject, etc).
  • Critical thinking skills providing fact-based recommendations, recognizing and addressing additional opportunities to serve the client, through an understanding of A&M’s services.
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst demonstrating attention to detail, ensuring accurate, complete, and high-quality work.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills to effectively interact at multiple level (internally and externally).

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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