Assistant Manager - Project Finance - Infrastructure Advisory

Athens, GR/Hybrid
Competitive remuneration package
11 Apr 2024
01 May 2024
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Working Location: Athens (hybrid)

Join our continuously growing team, which counts more than 2.200 employees in Greece, and is listed in Greece's Top Employers for 2023! Experience great flexibility, under our hybrid operating model across our offices in AthensPatras, and Thessaloniki, while benefiting from personalized learning and career development opportunities. We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone's unique perspectives are valued.

The opportunity

The Greek EY Strategy & Transactions Advisory Services (SaT) practice is the leader in Greece and Southeast Europe in the professional financial advisory services market. Within SaT, our Project Finance / Infrastructure Advisory team sits at the heart of our Lead Advisory practice and deliver high-quality advice to our global network of clients.

EY Infrastructure Advisory advises clients on funding, strategy, bidding, and procurement of investments for large-scale infrastructure projects. We advise across asset classes including transportation (e.g., transit, port terminals, highways, airports), healthcare, environmental (e.g., waste), energy, social infrastructure, schools, universities and municipal facilities, urban regeneration projects and green developments, throughout the full lifecycle of core infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships across Greece, CESA region, and globally, with EY Athens acting traditionally as a hub of regional know-how in the field.

Running successful investment projects is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As an Infrastructure Advisory Assistant Manager - Manager, you can assist in making that happen. You can become an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile infrastructure transactions and projects. Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global infrastructure advisory network of specialists, who deliver high-quality advice through each phase of the transaction process.

You would have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring, and formal learning. That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, our clients, and for our communities.

Your key responsibilities

  • You will be working in a professional environment alongside a vibrant and exciting team of experienced financial professionals on a variety of projects across the infrastructure sector.
  • You would be given the opportunity to build an integral role to execute a variety of engagements related to the planning, development, delivery, and operations of major infrastructure projects.
  • You will be focused on understanding the client’s business, profit drivers, and trends, help clients mitigate risks, and improving deal structures.
  • You will actively support the development of staff ensuring their career development.
  • You will exercise your business acumen and critical mindset with a meaningful impact in the infrastructure advisory sector.

What we look for


  • Excellent academic background, including a bachelor’s and masters’ degree from a top tier university in Accounting / Finance / Banking / Auditing / Economics, or other related field a with strong quantitative focus
  • 5+ years of relevant working experience in project finance lending or project finance (limited or non-recourse financing) advisory role
  • Highly proficient in writing up financial sections of PPP contracts, concession contracts, and financing documentation
  • Project manager experience in PPPs, concession projects, privatizations, and/or secondary market deals in the infrastructure domain of cross-sector transport, energy, social infrastructure (health, urban, education), waste management, etc.
  • Project manager experience in successful closing of Project Financing cases, covering the entire life cycle, from initial selection and assessment of the project, up to term sheet structuring, to secure financing and deployment of funds
  • Track record of working in infrastructure projects funded by IFIs
  • Working knowledge of the Greek debt financing and capital markets; and/or global infrastructure and project financing markets
  • Understanding of key business and market drivers, including “greening” of infrastructure and digitalization trends
  • Excellent written and verbal skills both in Greek and English
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office packages, in particular MS Excel
  • Project Finance modelling skills, working knowledge of Power BI, VBA, MS Project / Primavera
  • Strong numerical/analytical ability and financial accounting knowledge and experience (IFRS and Greek GAAP)
  • Outstanding organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, communication, problem-solving, interpersonal and teaming skills
  • Solid negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally
  • Willingness to learn, proactivity, and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas, while working in a multicultural corporate environment


  • A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, Financial Management, and/or other related field with strong quantitative focus
  • In terms of project finance advisory experience, experience in PF in a Big4 professional services firm is plus
  • Experience in two (2) or more infrastructure sectors
  • An active ACCA/ACA/CFA certification

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration package: You’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Depending on your experience, our comprehensive rewards package includes benefits that suit your needs including cutting-edge technological equipment, ticket restaurant vouchers, a private health insurance scheme, life insurance, income protection, and an exclusive EY benefits club that provides a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.
  • Flexible working arrangements: We operate under a hybrid working model, which is defined based on both your own preferences and the team’s needs, and we enjoy our summers with short Fridays.
  • Personalized learning experience and career development: We provide free and unlimited access to educational platforms and EY Badges, support certifications, and provide coaching and feedback, as a part of our Leadership & Development process, all of which can lead to a meaningful impact and success as defined by you.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching, and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • International Experience: Become part of international projects and work along multicultural teams, through our global network.
  • Above all, you will be working in one of the Top Employers in Greece for 2023, awarded by the Top Employers Institute.

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people, and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform, and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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