The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory ("AIFA") team is a fast-paced group that is closely involved in major transactions and strategic initiatives undertaken by the ENGIE group in North America. As an integral part of this team, the AIFA Advisor is responsible for supporting the valuation and risk analysis of new projects (including developing financial models) and for supporting the structuring and execution of M&A and project financing transactions.
What you'll do:
- Assist the business development activities from project origination/acquisition through implementation with a particular focus on the economic valuation and financial aspects of the projects.
- Develop and maintain financial models to support investment decisions, following group guidelines. Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and correct incorporation of relevant inputs to such models. Propose and implement relevant sensitivity analysis for investment files.
- Develop, analyze, evaluate and recommend financing options and proposals as they relate to a business development project or other funding needs.
- Advise internal stakeholders in understanding appropriate risk allocation, bankability of terms and conditions of various project contracts and provide general structuring advice and optimization of returns throughout the business development process.
- Support internal approvals process for new economic commitments and associated financing arrangements.
- Support and/or lead the structuring, negotiation and execution of financing documents for medium to large size transactions.
- Identify main project economic and financial risks and advise on the appropriate mitigation factors and definition of appropriate contingencies.
- Support the valuation of existing assets as part of annual asset impairment testing.
- Support and/or lead the due diligence process associated with financing transactions.
What you bring:
- Outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated expertise in developing and utilizing detailed, Excel-based, financial models.
- Good understanding of the key aspects of project finance and M&A transactions, including exposure to structuring and closing transactions.
- Ability to multitask and to work effectively under pressure.
- Commercial acumen with good understanding of accounting topics and tax structures.
- Proven flexible team player who works well with others.
- Strong communication and presentation skills.
- Behavioral capabilities: self-motivated, problem solving, detail oriented, assertive, pragmatic, and sense of humor.
- 7-10 years of experience in a Project Finance, M&A or Corporate development environment at an investment bank, private equity fund or Corporation in the Power or Infrastructure Sector. Exposure to Renewables is a plus.
- Bachelor's degree required with Finance or Economics major, professional qualification such as CFA, CIMA, ACA, ACCA (or equivalent) or MBA preferred.
- CFA progress or aspiration is a plus.
- Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.
- Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines and possibly calls outside of traditional US business hours.
- Some domestic and international travel may be required.
- Could involve some lifting up to 20 pounds.
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- Additional Locations: North America-United States-Illinois-Chicago
- Posting Date: Feb 3, 2021