VP, Project Finance

Posted 06 January 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameRaymond Stern

Job description

​I am working on a new opportunity with a leading solar developer that owns and operates utility, C&I, and community-scale solar projects. They have projects across the country and are rapidly expanding their project finance team. The company also has a pipeline of a few hundred MW that will continue to quickly scale over the next few years.

This role provides a fantastic opportunity to oversee the project finance function for the firm.

This role will be based in Chicago, IL.

The Role:

  • Coordinating the strategy and executing the plan to raise warehouse debt, term debt, tax equity to support growth of company’s portfolio of operating solar assets.

  • Structuring, negotiating, and closing project financing, including construction debt, term debt, tax equity.

  • Execution of due diligence processes.

  • Review of project documentation and third-party reports.

  • Interface with debt and equity investors in the solar space - source, negotiate and close tax equity and loan commitments.

  • Lead finance transactions, negotiations, due diligence, and modeling.

  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with financing parties, including tax equity investors, lenders, project investors and others.

  • Manage corporate finance compliance requirements including budgets, cash flow forecasts and other quarterly reporting requirements.

The Individual:

  • 7+ years’ experience in solar and/or renewable energy project finance or investment banking.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related; Masters preferred.

  • Expertise with the energy project development process, capital requirements and various tax equity structures.

  • Proven track record of leading successful transactions and closings under tight deadlines.

  • Active network and relationships with tax equity and debt providers in the solar and renewable generation space.

  • Expertise in financial modeling (cash flow forecasts, project scenarios analysis, project risk and return) and documentation (management of relevant financial closing documentation, leading due diligence and supporting team during commercial negotiations).

  • Willingness to travel as needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the financial, legal, and internal approval process to successfully close transactions.

  • Strong communication skills with proven track record in building relationships and working in cross-functional collaborative teams.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving dynamic, environment.

Please apply or contact me at raymond@greenrecruitmentcompany.com.