Junior PPP Consultant|Business & Investor Advisory
Arup
Madrid, Spain
hace 6 días

Arup is an independent company with a team of people who specialise in different areas : engineering, architecture, design, consultancy and technical specialties, enabling us to offer a wide range of professional services.

Working with Arup gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. We are a privately-owned company that is independent in both thought and ownership and as such, we are defined by the diversity of people we attract to work on innovative projects around the world.

At Arup, our innovative spirit drives us to express our ingenuity in all our work, whether it be engineering, planning, design or consulting on many of the world's most famous construction projects.

Our aim is to provide our clients with technical excellence, innovation and value enhancement, while maintaining our core mission of designing a better world.

We have been present in Spain since 1993 and have a team of more than 200 people. We work for clients in the public and private sectors, providing creative and sustainable solutions based on the efficient use of resources.

Our multidisciplinary teams are guided by a global vision but adapted to local needs.

Why work at Arup?

  • We offer a unique environment of creativity, innovation and continuous challenge
  • Being part of a team of professionals who have years of experience in the sector, enjoy what they do and share a unique business culture
  • Develop a career in Spain or abroad, through our international assignments
  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients
  • We contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our customers and our communities, while safeguarding our planet
  • We are committed to equal opportunities between men and women through the objectives set out in our equality plan
  • What are we looking for?

    We are looking for people with high technical knowledge but who are also aware of the world around them, committed to society, oriented towards innovation and sustainability.

    We are a company that is fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and therefore we seek people who share these concerns and interests.

    If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in some of the most interesting projects in Europe, share your passion and experience in a global professional culture that believes in your infinite potential to achieve your goals.

    The Role

    Our Madrid office is seeking a junior consultant to join our award-winning Business & Investor Advisory ( BIA’) team to work on a variety of engagements primarily in the infrastructure space.

    Arup is active across a range of sectors within infrastructure, such as roads, public transport, EV charging, ports, airports, or hospitals and other public buildings.

    Wondering what BIA is? It is engineering with a twist, focusing on the overlap between Arup’s core business (i.e. commercial, technical, and ESG), and finance or legal.

    The successful candidate will work on a variety of consulting projects providing advice to equity and debt investors, in the development, investment and financing of infrastructure projects.

    We carry out highly exciting and challenging projects, in the field of strategic advisory, transaction due diligence, risk analysis, business case development, or economic appraisal.

    Our combined skillset allows us to advise our clients across entire range of operational dimensions of the infrastructure space, comprising :

  • Understanding the projects’ revenue potential, by running thorough market analysis which end up with comprehensive demand and revenue projections
  • Evaluating the regulatory setting in which assets operate, and analyse how the corporate structure translates in structured management and O&M.
  • The cornerstone of our analysis are long-term opex and capex projections

  • Assessing projects’ ESG performance, against internationally recognised standards like the IFC’s Equator Principles or the EU Green Taxonomy, making sure their alignment with sustainable development.
  • Our projects are interdisciplinary by nature, as they combine the knowledge, competences and passions of financial and economic specialists and engineers, which makes Arup's services unique in the global market.

    The successful candidate will :

  • Ideally have an understanding of the infrastructure investment and project finance industry
  • Support projects ranging from feasibility / strategic studies, transaction due diligence, or asset management
  • Undertake technical, commercial and ESG due diligence of infrastructure assets
  • Carry out economic, regulatory, contractual, or financial analysis, as required by each project
  • Engage with other engineering teams within Arup, to support technical analysis of projects
  • Build flexible financial / commercial / operational models for the purpose of infrastructure equity or debt transactions, feasibility studies, or business case development
  • Run extensive data analysis and benchmarking of operational variables, such as capex, opex, revenue, etc
  • Liaise with other external advisory teams, including financial, legal or insurance advisors
  • Prepare high quality, precise and clear reports / presentations, to satisfy client needs and goals
  • Have a positive attitude and be a team player
  • Be good client facing, and have excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Be a self-starter comfortable in taking initiative and responsibility
  • Be self-motivated, eager to learn and to experience new challenges every day
  • Be curious about the infrastructure market, and seek to understand client and sector trends.
  • To get a better grasp of what we do, a common day at work may be kicking off with the analysis of the O&M requirements set out in the concession agreement of a determined project, go for lunch after having read its O&M strategy, and spend the afternoon with the team running a joint review of the project’s financial model to ensure that the opex projections are compatible with the concession requirements and the strategy proposed.

    Alternatively, starting the day reviewing asset condition reports, so as to map potential issues that may require short, mid or long-term maintenance interventions, and conclude the day by setting a capex programme that reflects the investment needs over time.

    Requirements

  • Qualified degree in engineering, business administration, finance, or related field
  • 0-2 years of working experience in the infrastructure sector
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills are required. Advanced capability with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required
  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills, supported by outstanding Excel modelling skills, are essential
  • Passionate about the combination of infrastructure, engineering and finance
  • Interest in developing technical and commercial knowledge outside of the core sector, such as energy transition or digital infrastructure is an advantage
  • Excellent Spanish and English skills are essential (both written and spoken). Any additional European language skills would be advantageous.
  • How to apply for this vacancy?

    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online and include your resume and a cover letter written in English.

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