New York, NY, United States
Location: New York City
AECOM Capital, the investment management arm and subsidiary of AECOM, (NYSE:ACM) is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to lead and support public private partnerships (P3) investment projects. AECOM Capital is focused on P3s, private infrastructure, and opportunistic real estate investments around the globe. AECOM is a Fortune 500 company and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
AECOM Capital is seeking a Director-PPP Investments, to support its P3 project development and investments efforts, to join the P3 team in its New York office. The Director will take a lead role during the bidding and financial close process on P3 projects and will work with the bid team to take a consortium from pre-qualification to preferred bidder and through to Financial Close.
The Director will lead and be responsible for all aspects of P3 bid submissions; conducting legal, technical and financial due diligence; and will work closely with the asset management team during the transition from financial close to start of development. As a leader of a bid team, he/she will coordinate and stimulate interaction, and provide leadership between the different fields of expertise involved in the bid process such as design, construction, finance, legal and maintenance working groups.
Serve as Bid Director and also a significant contributor to a successful bidding process during which s/he will be part of the team leading the negotiations and working with technical staff, clients, partners, suppliers and external consultants.
Represent AECOM Capital’s interests in key meetings and contractual negotiations on key issues with both the client and sub-contractors; preparing and negotiating Heads of Terms/Agreements with Co-Developers, sub-contractors and consultants; and managing bid budgets.
Lead bid working groups during the development of bids; ensure that investments are secured on terms consistent with the business objectives, established investment/risk criteria and all approvals; provide strategic input into bids to support the development of fully optimised proposals.
Provide sector-specific knowledge of different approaches to the allocation and management of risks; keeping up-to-date with current market trends, including sector benchmarks and approaches to key risks; and developing long term relationships with key delivery partners.
Manage and participate in pricing development, internal risk reviews and presentations. Conducts proposal meetings, assigns tasks and sets deadlines, tracks progress, communicates and compiles information from involved departments and ensures that project requirements and deadlines are met.
Set and maintain high standards in bid quality, in both the process and end products.
Complete preliminary analysis, investment memos for projects and provide recommendations for shortlisting. Develop financial models to analyse and assess opportunities, perform preliminary risk assessments and sensitivities analyses on potential infrastructure/P3 investments.
Undergraduate degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Economics or Law. ewq
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience. Previous project finance or project development experience having held a leading role in PPP bids and negotiated and finalized PPP key agreements.
Minimum of 5-7 completed years with an investment fund or bank, developer, law firm or Construction Company.
Comprehensive knowledge of the contractual, legal and financial aspects within the Project Finance/PPP sector.
Self-starter with ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time and workload.
Ability to work well in a team environment or on an individual basis.
Strong coordination skills, business development skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
Proven commercial skills with a high level of energy and a commitment to professional excellence.
Willingness to travel on a regular basis.
The projects will most likely be in the US; however, there will also be some projects in Canada and Latin America. As such significant travel is likely during the bidding processes and the flexibility to work internationally is essential.
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.