FLINT808 - Director - transport

MIA · London, London, City of
Department MIA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


You will support the delivery of client work in our Markets & Investors Advisory (MIA) practice. This will involve working closely with senior team members across Flint to advise clients on public policy, politics, regulation, and commercial strategy. Flint’s clients want to understand, in detail, how they can build a long-term strategy to thrive in an evolving policy environment.  Our clients include major infrastructure investors, asset managers, portfolio companies and corporates, as well as financial institutions and alternatives.  


Flint Directors lead major client engagements and play an important role in developing business both with existing clients and using their networks to bring clients to Flint. 


As a member of the Market & Investor Advisory team, you will work closely with colleagues from across Flint. You will provide a mix of strategic advice and expert analysis to multiple clients and play a substantial role in developing new business. The MIA team advises on a broad range of complex issues across a wide variety of sectors.  For example, we: 


  • support clients in managing the policy, political and regulatory aspects of transactions; 
  • help companies understand the impact of government policy, regulation and legislation on their business; and 
  • advise on significant strategic and organisational decisions to support our clients’ commercial objectives. 



  • can deliver rigorous insight and analysis, working alone or as part of a team 
  • have a track record of working on national security or foreign investment screening in the public sector 
  • will work actively to transform their own network into commercial opportunities for the business and seek opportunity to develop business within existing major clients 
  • can contribute to the leadership and management of the practice 
  • take day-to-day charge of projects with medium and large clients, frequently acting as the core point of contact 
  • can take the lead on areas of subject matter expertise and be the ‘go to’ person for those area 
  • can mentor colleagues in a supportive and active way and can line manage colleagues 
  • line manage managers and consultants, with a particular focus on developing team members to their full potential 




We are looking for self-starting individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our team has a mix of consulting, corporate, investor and public sector experience. Ideally, you will have worked in at least one of the following although we will consider applications from those with demonstrable policy/regulatory experience: 

  • National government, the European institutions or for a political party 
  • A major regulator 
  • A strategy consultancy or in a boutique advisory firm 
  • Asset management or investment banking 
  • A multilateral institution 
  • A trade body 

Ideal candidates for the role: 

  • have practical public sector experience of transport, particularly rail 
  • have excellent analytical, quantitative, research and problem-solving skills including the ability to draw out the implications of complex evidence and analysis to give clear strategy and policy advice 
  • are effective in communicating orally and in writing, including experience in writing formal reports. 
  • have excellent project management skills and experience in managing individuals/teams 

Desirable & essential sectoral knowledge: 


At present, we are particularly looking for individuals with experience working with a focus on social and governance (ESG), private equity and venture capital, and essential policy experience in the transport, energy & infrastructure sectors. 

Transport policy and regulation across the sectors, including aviation, road vehicles and rail, on issues such as decarbonisation and the climate agenda, contracting and licencing, governance reform and investment. Knowledge of the rail sector is specifically desirable.


Personal skills: 

  • Personable, confident and professional with good judgement and ability to communicate effectively 
  • Reliable, discreet and well presented, giving a positive image of Flint company values 
  • Pro-active and responsive to changing needs and demands of our clients, while remaining calm under pressure and self-motivated 
  • Able to work collaboratively in teams and would be the kind of colleague who will add to the strong community we are building at Flint.  
  • Able to reach informed judgement and opinions, such that our clients will benefit materially from access to your experience and insight.  
  • You will clearly demonstrate commercial acumen, enjoy achieving outcomes for our clients, and can successfully contribute to a fast-paced business  




Flint is a leading European boutique strategy consultancy. We are the advisers to some of the largest corporates, financial institutions and investors in Europe. We work at the point where government and business meet, drawing on our blend of international expertise and experience to offer an authoritative perspective on both.  


We work with organisations affected by political, policy, or regulatory change. Our clients are senior executives looking to improve the trajectory of their business, or to achieve particular commercial outcomes through policy or regulatory change. Flint helps them to drive their businesses forward.  


We have offices in London and Brussels, and work across the EU and internationally. We offer successful candidates the opportunity to advance within the company. 




We offer:  

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Private health insurance & life insurance 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Generous discretionary bonus and pay review 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays & extra leave at Christmas 
  • Training and development 
  • Staff social events 
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity package 
  • Employee referral recruitment bonus scheme 


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