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Investment Manager - APAC


Job Title: Investment Manager - APAC Melbourne

Reporting To: Investment Director

Business Division: Primary Investments, Asia Pacific (APAC)

 

Job Background

John Laing Group (JLG) is an international originator, investor and manager of infrastructure projects awarded under government backed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programmes and renewable energy projects, both across a range of international markets including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America.

John Laing has been active in Australia since the beginning of 2010 and established offices in Melbourne and Sydney in 2011. The APAC team originates, invests and manages a range of investments across the PPP and renewable energy sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Job Purpose

Contribute to the growth of the business by supporting the APAC team’s involvement in the development, origination, bidding and financial closure of investments across the PPP and other approved sectors.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide commercial and financial advice and analysis and represent John Laing’s interests in contractual negotiations on key project issues
  • Scope, appoint and manage consultants including financial, legal, tax, accounting, technical, insurance and other specialist advisers, ensuring that John Laing’s requirements are met
  • Review and comment on the range of project documents including Project Agreements, D&C/EPC Contracts, O&M/FM Contracts, Finance Documents, Shareholder Agreements etc.
  • Prepare and negotiate Sponsor / Bid Agreements / Heads of Terms with co-sponsors, sub-contractors and consultants
  • Ensure that investments are secured on terms and returns consistent with the business objectives and established investment / risk criteria
  • Prepare investment papers, present to Investment Committee and obtain all relevant internal investment approvals
  • Assist in the formulation of bid strategy and support the development of bid proposals
  • Developing external relationships/networks
  • Maintain awareness of relevant market trends and research into issues which effect John Laing’s activities in the APAC region
  • Undertake background research into potential new investment classes
  • Identify and analyse potential value enhancement opportunities across portfolio assets
  • Develop internal networks with the various JLG teams nationally and internationally.

 

 General

  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety, quality and environment legislation and standards
  • Depending on the project location there may be a need to travel and, on occasion, stay away from home
  • Carry out additional ad hoc duties as required

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ of Australia-focussed experience covering origination through to financial close in the PPP sector, as part of at least 8 years professional experience.  Broader infrastructure and development experience highly desirable e.g. renewable energy and storage, waste to energy, social housing / build to rent, student accommodation, transmission, etc.
  • Solid commercial acumen having previously taken key roles in commercial workstreams
  • Ability to interpret and interrogate key inputs into complex financial models
  • Project or workstream management exposure desirable
  • Good understanding of risk management practices.

 

Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - credibility in dealing with clients, partners, subcontractors and funders
  • Proactive and possessing a successful track record playing a key role in commercial negotiations
  • Able to build relationships from scratch with a range of stakeholders, with demonstrated influencing and persuasion skills
  • Strong attention to detail with high degree of focus on accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong written communication / report writing skills
  • Ability to “think outside the box” and implement the resultant solution
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated and results orientated
  • A hands-on and pragmatic approach
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development.

 

Qualifications 

  • Graduate qualifications in a relevant field, for example law, finance, economics, engineering or business.
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications desirable.

 

To apply please email your CV to jl.recruitment@laing.com