Project Finance – Senior Manager (Johannesburg)

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Description

An opportunity has become available in the Project Finance of Mazars; an international professional services firm to provide support growing our Project Finance/PPP offering primarily across the Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications and transport sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Review and / or Provide assistance with the initiation of engagement process.
Review and / or perform and produce initial draft business plans and information memorandums.
Review and / or perform and prepare bankability feasibility studies/business cases for infrastructure projects, including PPP transactions draft reports (including changes after reviews and client feedback).
Assist in performing transaction advisory services.
Assist with the preparation of financial models.
Viability studies and capital investment appraisals.
Review and / or Assistance with preparing bankable feasibility study reports.
Manage individual and Junior staff productivity.

Minimum Requirements
Key Competencies

Knowledge of project finance documentation and basic understanding of taking projects to financial close
Willing to travel within Africa on engagements.
Result-oriented approach with hands-on execution capability
Initiative-taker with strong self-motivation and a proven capacity to work in a relatively newly established and growing team.
Demonstrate the ability to leverage business development competence.
Good presentation skills and an ability to assert ideas and influence others, to gain support and commitment.
Analytical ability and good financial modelling skills, capable of assessing and building sophisticated “project finance” financial models.
Ability to build and maintain client relationships.
Solving problems using a combination of intuition and analytics and ability to make sound professionally researched recommendations to clients.
Ability manages junior staff on engagements and providing “on the job” training and knowledge sharing to these staff.
Prior experience in project financing of power projects shall be an advantage.
African project experience is advantageous.
Effective use of MS Excel, MS Word ’ MS PowerPoint.
Ability to deal with clients including CEOs daily.
Good communicator with a sound grasp of English.
Dedicated and committed – will need to work long hours at times to meet deadlines.
Good report writing skills; and
Good people skills.

Candidate skills:

Undergraduate / Postgraduate studies in Finance/Engineering /Investment Analysis.
CFA is an added advantage.
Minimum 5 years project finance experience.