Investment Director - Renewable Energy

Posted 21 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameNicolas Huebner

Job description

​As the Investment Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our investment strategy within the rapidly evolving renewable energy sector. The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of financial markets, renewable energy technologies, and a proven track record in structuring and closing complex investment transactions.

The Role:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive investment strategy for the renewable energy portfolio, aligning with the organization's overall objectives and risk tolerance

  • Identify emerging trends and opportunities in the renewable energy sector to guide investment decisions

  • Source, evaluate, and analyse potential investment opportunities in renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, hydro, and other clean energy technologies

  • Conduct thorough due diligence on prospective investments, assessing financial viability, technical feasibility, and regulatory considerations

  • Build and maintain detailed financial models to evaluate investment returns, cash flow projections, and sensitivity analyses for renewable energy projects.

  • Assess and quantify risks associated with each investment opportunity and develop risk mitigation strategies

  • Lead negotiations with project developers, partners, and stakeholders to structure investment deals that align with the organization's financial objectives and risk profile.

  • Collaborate with legal and regulatory teams to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations

  • Oversee the ongoing management and optimization of the renewable energy investment portfolio

  • Implement strategies to enhance the performance and profitability of existing assets

  • Communicate investment strategies, progress, and performance to internal stakeholders, executive leadership, and external partners

  • Build and maintain relationships with industry players, financial institutions, and government agencies

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to a team of professionals involved in renewable energy investment activities

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment

The Individual:

  • Masters's degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree or CFA designation is a plus

  • + 10 years of experience in renewable energy project finance, investment management, or related fields in leading investment banking, PE or consultancy companies

  • Strong financial modelling skills and proficiency in valuation techniques

  • Demonstrated success in negotiating and closing complex investment transactions.

  • In-depth knowledge of renewable energy technologies, market trends, and regulatory landscape

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Leadership experience with the ability to guide and inspire a team

  • Business Proficient in German and English, further language skills on a business proficient level are plus