Director of Infrastructure Development & Funding Strategy- Program Advisory


Turner & Townsend

New York, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver.  As a result our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Turner & Townsend’s vision is to expand our global footprint. The US is currently our biggest growth market, however we have opportunities across the globe. So wherever you are, if you are the right candidate, we want to hear from you.

Job Description

Our Program Advisory business, established in 2018, offers services to clients in the strategy, set-up and transition and transformation of their capability to deliver major programs and projects both in the US and globally, with a market leading client base across all sectors.  Our key differentiator is that we offer practical, accessible advice informed and underpinned by broad technical delivery capability and industry experience of our core business.

Our success is driving the expansion of our US team, and we are seeking to recruit experienced team members at Director and/or Associate Director level in the field of project finance and business case development, to help our clients prioritize and use their capital in an effective way. Experience in de-carbonization and Net Zero projects and/or programs in renewable energy, transport and economic infrastructure assets using different funding and financing sources and delivery models (e.g., P3, and other innovative private public funding routes),, is also desirable. 

Do you have an interest in reshaping economic infrastructure to help our clients in delivering their capital programs in an effective way while also working towards achievement of their Net Zero targets, and in joining this exciting and ambitious business?


Our project finance and business case advisory team:

·Support clients in developing, implementing, and optimizing procurement and funding strategies to support the effective delivery of their capital programs, including large and complex infrastructure programs and to help meet Net Zero targets.

·Understands the factors influencing major program set up, development and delivery at different stages in the program lifecycle; the emphasis on business case development and major infrastructure development using private capital

·Uses experience and knowledge to contribute to the assessment of a business challenge, the development of an ‘optimal’ solution and implementation of that solution

·Understands and develops delivery options, including procurement and funding routes that incorporate opportunities for private public partnerships (3Ps) and other methods, to help drive best value

·Conducts detailed and costed assessments of alternate delivery options, making recommendations to clients based on the best fit with their strategic objectives

·Deploys our established processes, tools, and systems, tailoring these to suit specific circumstances and contributing to their continuous improvement and development

·Uses strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills to support the successful adoption and realization of successful business outcomes

·Presents ideas and outputs in a clear, concise, and engaging manner

·Is confident operating as part of a multi-disciplined team providing a holistic professional advisory service to our clients in all parts of a major program

·Is accountable for the quality of work and delivering on excellent client care

·Shares knowledge and experience with colleagues through our communities of practice, social media channels and workshops

·Identifies, contributes to, and progresses business generation opportunities where appropriate.

·Is flexible to travel when restrictions are lifted

With a natural approach to business generation and excellent commercial acumen, you will possess the strength and conviction to support, lead, develop and manage existing and future relationships with the full support of the Program Advisory senior leadership team, all within an entrepreneurial environment that encourages a flexible approach to working.


·Masters or MBA qualification or equivalent experience would be advantageous

· Experience of project finance and/or business case development, preferably in complex infrastructure, industrial and de-carbonization/Net Zero programs.

·Understanding of the latest Federal Government policy guidance development and implementation of economic benefit assessment, including social value, community benefits and low carbon transition.

·Experience in developing and delivering business cases that use alternative funding methods, including private public partnerships (P3) and other procurement routes.

·Broader experience in the following sectors will be viewed favorably: infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation, water services, defense, government services.

·Understanding project finance and the role private capital plays in infrastructure development.

·Effective management experience within a multi stakeholder environment.

·Demonstrable capability as an influencer within commercial / procurement environments, coupled with the flair to leverage commercial opportunities and grow client relationships as a ‘trusted advisor’.

·Robust and methodical analytical skills, adaptable and a team player to work as part of a growing business unit.

·Excellent communication skills including active listening, presentation, and written communication.

·A natural gravitas in dealings with clients, with a ‘making the difference’ approach and an enquiring mind-set.

·Able to prepare, define and lead on bid proposals, and work closely alongside Senior Management and the wider Turner & Townsend team.

Additional Information

Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please email [email protected].  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 713-457-9400 or [email protected].  This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.


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