About the Role
The Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC team provides financial, strategic and commercial advice on large scale infrastructure projects and programs across the United States, with a focus on public sector clients (e.g., state and local agencies, economic development authorities and universities) and innovative capital projects and programs (including public-private partnerships) across multiple sectors, including all modes of transportation, utilities and renewable energy, social infrastructure and urban redevelopment, and other components of the built environment. We’re setting precedent in a rapidly evolving and growing industry, and we’ll need you to drive innovation by helping our clients address challenges and think critically about the way projects are developed and have a long-lasting impact on infrastructure delivery across the country. As an advisor, you’ll be a core, client-facing member of small engagement teams of 3-4 people, making this role ideal for developing your skills and career. With support from your tight-knit team, you’ll have the autonomy to grow and excel, all while working on truly transformational infrastructure projects.
Our work involves the intersection of infrastructure, finance, public policy, technology, urban planning, construction and law, and our dynamic team comes from all of those backgrounds. You’ll be balancing several major assignments for high-profile clients on some of the largest, most exciting infrastructure projects in the country, making every day different. You could be putting together presentation materials, performing financial or other data analysis, participating in calls and/or meetings with clients or working on proposals to win new engagements. As part of that, we’ll need you to be a great multi-tasker and a proactive self-starter, as well as have strong organizational and time management skills.
Your key responsibilities
Assisting clients in the development and implementation of strategies to advance large-scale infrastructure projects and programs through financial modelling and analysis, business case development, risk analysis and mitigation, advice on state and federal programs, procurement strategy and support, capital planning, regulatory advice, and project management support.
Demonstrating an understanding of project/program funding, financing and delivery mechanisms at the local, state and national levels to support analysis of client projects.
Collaborating by phone and in person with clients as well as legal, technical and other third- party consulting team members to help forge relationships and deliver on engagements.
You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.
You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust.
An education background that includes work toward a Bachelor’s degree in a finance, business, economics, public policy, urban planning or engineering related field
PC proficiency, including MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Excellent communication skills, and the confidence to influence and support both colleagues and clients
A methodical approach to work, and the ability to prioritize while working with a portfolio of projects
The ability and willingness to travel and work in excess of standard hours when necessary
Access to reliable transportation to/from the EY office and client sites. A driver’s license is strongly recommended as ride share and public transportation options may not be available in all locations.
Experience in financial analysis, capital planning, urban planning, and/or public sector procurement
A demonstrated passion for work involving the public good and infrastructure or strong desire to develop professionally in the infrastructure finance arena