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Head of Financial Advisory

Ref: 77231

  • Excellent compensation package available commensurate with experience
  • 23 Jun 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Head of Financial Advisory

About the Company

Brightwater Executive is delighted to be partnering with this Semi-State organisation that provides asset and liability management services to the Irish Government.

This particular business unit provides advice to State authorities in respect of major public investment projects.

About the Position

As Head of Financial Advisory, you will lead a team of finance professionals providing financial and commercial advice to assist with the delivery of major capital projects under various forms of delivery including PPPs and Exchequer-funded projects.

You will form part of the senior management team responsible for the overall management of the business unit.

Key Responsibilities

PPP Projects:

  • Ensuring that all associated costs and potential risks have been factored into the establishment of the PPP Public Sector Benchmark that will underpin the private sector provider selection process and advising on value for money.
  • Overseeing funding competitions, as appropriate, for all PPP contracts, ensuring transparency and that processes adhere to market best practice.
  • Ensuring that PPP contracts are carried out in line with business unit and State policies, procedures and standards.
  • Management of the procurement process (in particular the commercial and financial elements) in conjunction with the procurement/project management function.

Financial Advisory:

  • Advising State bodies on procurement, viability and financing options for delivery of State infrastructure.

Strategy and Management

  • Planning and execution of business unit strategy.
  • Responsible for developing, motivating and leading a professional team.
  • Engaging with a wide spectrum of internal and external stakeholders to advance infrastructure projects.
  • Communicating priorities to key stakeholders including the Board and client Departments.


  • Chartered qualification from a relevant professional body (e.g. ACA, CFA, ACCA etc.)
  • Ideally 10 – 12 years’ experience in a financial advisory / corporate finance / banking / delivery of major capital projects position
  • Experience working on PPPs would be desirable
  • Experience in climate related / ESG / sustainable finance transactions would be desirable
  • Project Finance experience
  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Negotiation / influencing / business development skills

Remuneration Package

Excellent compensation package available commensurate with experience


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this role, please contact Warren Hilton on + 353 1 592 7882 or email or apply via link

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