Director, Project Finance & M&A, Renewable Power Producer

Posted 15 March 2023
Salary $180,000-$240,000
LocationNew York
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameRory Chandler

Job description

​Our client is a North American renewable power producer that manages an operating portfolio of over 1,200 MW of renewable power assets, and oversees a growing development pipeline of over 18,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across the United States.

Position Overview:

The firm is seeking a candidate to join the Project Finance and M&A team, focusing on leading project financings and new investments and partnerships in the renewable energy space.

The ideal candidate will have experience in renewable energy project finance or investments coming from a renewable energy developer/IPP, tax equity or project financing bank, or private equity fund.


Responsibilities of the Director, Project Finance and M&A will include, but not be limited to:

  • Lead deal teams to execute on tax equity and debt project financings, including deal structuring and negotiation of transaction documentation

  • Oversee analyst/associate financial modeling for in-house wind, solar, and energy storage development projects to inform key development and financing decisions

  • Screen and evaluate opportunities for project acquisitions and joint development partnerships, including managing underwriting valuation and due diligence

  • Present investment cases to management, investment committee, and board of directors regarding acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and key strategic project decisions

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key strategic financing parties

  • Train and mentor junior team members on financial modeling and renewables transaction work


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics or related field

  • 5+ years of relevant project finance and/or investment experience, particularly in the renewable energy sector

  • Hands-on transaction experience on U.S. renewable energy project financings, including leading financial analysis and due diligence

  • Understanding of tax-equity structuring and familiarity with transaction documentation is highly preferred

  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and analytics and the ability to oversee, analyze, and direct junior finance staff in modeling transactions

  • Proven ability to handle high-pressure, time-sensitive deadlines typical of a transaction-based environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop effective and concise presentation materials

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable