Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority Vacancies

[Senior Project Finance Specialist]

The main purpose of this position is to structure and manage project finance transactions in water
sector, arrange funding, render specialist advice and support the team. In addition, originate new
business opportunities for development and funding of water infrastructure and advisory
opportunities, and innovate in the funding of water infrastructure.

The Senior Project Finance Specialist will be required to perform, but not limited to, the following key
1. Structuring of new projects
 Provide strategic and technical guidance to the project finance team on structuring
project finance transactions;
 Develop institutional arrangements and governance structures for effective execution
of the project finance structure;
 Procure the drafting of project agreements, brief legal counsel, lead negotiations and
secure successful commercial close.
2. Project Management of existing projects
 Annual Water Tariff Reviews and Sensitivity Analysis:
 Determine annual water tariff adjustments following tariff methodology;
 Optimise tariffs and, working with Treasury team, debt management strategies
to ensure sustainability of project funding structures;
 Act as PF&T’s ambassador to stakeholders, manage stakeholder relationships with
funders and promote TCTA’s credit and reputation.
3. Business Development
 Advance government’s development agenda by identifying, cultivating and originating
opportunities, to advise water sector institutions on water infrastructure development
and funding, or opportunities to fund and implement water infrastructure projects on
behalf of water sector institutions and other clients;
 Analyse prospects, identify needs and package and offer structured funding and project
implementation solutions;
 Be TCTA’s ambassador in the water infrastructure development and funding space,
acting as a thought leader and opinion shaper, highlighting TCTA’s capabilities to
provide funding and project implementation solutions for water infrastructure;
 Play an influential role in the water sector regulatory environment, including input into
pricing strategy development and institutional alignment.
4. Ad hoc
 The incumbent will be required to perform certain tasks as determined by the business

The incumbent will be required to demonstrate academic qualifications and professional
experience in the manner outlined below:
Any 4 year numerate degree, e.g. in engineering, physical or mathematical science,
accounting, economics;
MBA or other post-graduate business qualification would be advantageous;
5 years relevant experience in a project finance or corporate finance environment, including
lead roles in deal origination in public infrastructure.
Please email your CV accompanied by Cover Letter to the subject
should be the position title. For enquiries, please contact Sixolile Shabalala on 012
683 1265
If you have not been contacted within a month of the closing date, please accept that your application
was not successful.
TCTA is committed to employment equity and, to this end, preference will be given
to individuals who would add diversity to the organisation.

Closing date: 30 November 2016

*The full job specification is be available on request

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