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Senior Analyst, Structured Finance

 Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well‐positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever‐changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

Summary

The Structured Finance team is committed to helping Lightsource bp finance and commercialize 25GW by 2025 having helped financing 2.2 GW and raise $2.5bn of debt and tax equity financing in the USA since 2019. To support our mandate, our team is looking for a highly motivated and analytical Senior Analyst who has a strong interest in joining a dynamic and high performing team to capitalize on substantial deal flow for a top tier platform in the U.S. The individual will be responsible for supporting project finance debt/tax equity transactions from the initial capital raising stage to final funding events. In addition, the individual will be responsible for conducting financial analyses for offtake contract origination, M&A opportunities, and undertake miscellaneous analytic tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own the project finance model for tax equity and debt financing processes from the initial capital raising stage through commercial operation date.
  • Prepare marketing materials for potential tax equity and debt providers.
  • Maintain transaction data rooms, coordinate due diligence process across the organization, and manage 3rd party consultants and stakeholders for M&A, debt and tax equity financing processes.
  • Verify project inputs in financial models with internal subject matter experts related to revenue, operating expenses and capital expenditures.
  • Assist with negotiating term sheets by converting prospective terms into modeled analyses, and reviewing the accuracy of final tax equity and debt model inputs in the definitive documentation.
  • Help prepare investment committee presentations at key milestones in project lifecycle including term sheet execution and financial close  .
  • Provide analytical support to various groups internally at key project milestones such PPA execution, design optimization, module procurement, and EPC contract negotiation.
  • Closely follow industry trends and competitors, including deal flow and transactions.
  • Other ad‐hoc tasks as they arise

Who we’re looking for  

Knowledge and Skillset

  • Outstanding financial modeling skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including comfort interacting with internal management and financing counterparties
  • Knowledge of tax equity and debt structures in the renewable energy space; or conceptual understanding of power markets preferred
  • Knowledge of VBA (a plus)

Qualifications & Experience

  • 1‐3 years’ experience in a transactional role, preferably in investment banking, working for a renewable energy development company, or in another role performing detailed financial analyses
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a quantitative field
  • A modelling test will be administered during the interview process
  • All remote candidates qualified to work in the USA shall be considered, however strong bias will be given to candidates willing to relocate to and work from our offices in San Francisco or Denver 

Why you’ll make a great member of the team

  • Personal qualities 
  • Strong attention to detail and very organized
  • Strong time management skills working with multiple stakeholders on tight timelines
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
  • Self‐starter that takes initiative to optimize work products
  • Ability and desire to work cross‐functionally within the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Renewable energy advocate

Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

Be you: We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible: Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.  

Be recognized: Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits. 

Be inspired: Beyond your day‐to‐day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives. 

Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.  

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