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Infrastructure Analyst – Water Major Projects

These are unique and exciting, once in a career, opportunities for professionals with experience of infrastructure projects or project finance looking to work on some of the most important capital projects in the water sector, as well as gain experience in new delivery models.
  • Location: Midlands | Birmingham or South East | London | Hybrid
  • Salary: £36,918-£50,000
  • Appointment: Permanent | 37 hours per week
  • Excellent pension scheme: Up to 27.9% employer contributions

With projects ranging between several hundred million pounds and several billion pounds, the team works with water companies on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects the sector has seen in over thirty years.

This is a chance to create a lasting impact for customers across England and Wales for generations to come and create a legacy. You will play a key role in not only delivering our clients’ strategy, but also in the development of their approach to the delivery of major infrastructure projects by leading small workstreams or projects.

The successful candidate may come from a variety of professional backgrounds and is likely to have experience in regulatory policy, delivery of major infrastructure projects or project finance gained from working in Government, regulators, utilities or the contracting sector.

  • You will be proactive and respond flexibly to the needs of the organisation by facilitating the development and delivery of major water and wastewater infrastructure projects across England and Wales.
  • The role will also involve bringing together different advisory services to identify opportunities, developing, and maintaining strong relationships with key external players in the sector.
  • You will have a broad understanding of utilities in the UK, with a special interest in the development and delivery of major infrastructure capital projects.
  • You will be expected to uphold high standards of delivery and collaborate with water and wastewater companies to support them to deliver the best value for customers.
  • You will have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility, and with our support you will continue to hone

Key Deliverables

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Lead the delivery of a project and/or a specific area of policy related to major infrastructure projects.
  • Lead the management of a small number of major projects, including management of our expert advisors.
  • Analyse companies’ submissions, including the analysis of complex commercial, financial, and technical proposals, providing effective scrutiny and challenge, and preparing recommendations for senior management including Board level.
  • Lead the engagement with water and wastewater companies on their large infrastructure projects, including proposed commercial models and procurement strategies; cost and risk estimation; and related technical issues.
  • Provide wider support to the Major Projects team in delivering its programme of work, including interfaces with RAPID and PR24.

Professional Requirements – Essential Criteria

Experience, skills and knowledge

  • Lead Criterion: Knowledge and experience of working on large infrastructure projects, possibly in a commercial or technical capacity within a regulated business, water sector supply chain organisation, consultancy, regulators, Government, or in another similarly relevant position.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the private financing of public or regulated infrastructure.
  • Experience of building and maintaining constructive working relationships with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs, expectations, and priorities, and to influence and collaborate effectively to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritise and deliver projects, while working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent presentation and communication (oral and written) skills, including the ability to communicate complex analysis and issues to non-technical audiences.
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including experience of identifying, analysing, and accurately interpreting a range of data and insights to inform evidence-based decisions and solutions for complex problems.

Terms and conditions of employment

  • This is a permanent appointment. (37 hours per week)
  • The salary range for this grade (Senior Associate) is £36,918-£54,655.
  • This role can be based in Birmingham or London (hybrid working) Relocation expenses will not be paid for this role.
  • Excellent pension scheme – up to 27.9% employer contributions.

If you would like to review the full detailed candidate pack then please contact Alex Shaw at Advance TRS who will also be able to provide guidance on the application process, including the requirement to prepare a personal statement to support your CV.



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.