Associate, Structured Finance

ightsource 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.


The structured finance team’s primary focus is leading, structuring and negotiating Lightsource bp’s financings through both project level and corporate level debt, as well as leading M&A and divestments across our operational jurisdictions.


In addition, the structured finance team works closely with the global business in making investment decisions.

This role is primarily focused on the quantitative analysis needed to support investment decisions, debt raising and M&A processes globally. This requires a good understanding of all aspects of solar and financing including (but not limited to) power markets, development processes, engineering, project finance structures, corporate debt structures, debt financing processes, derivative instruments, tax and accounting.



Manage the qualitative aspects of project and portfolio financing’s

Analysis of preferred financing solutions on individual asset/portfolio basis

Analysis and implementation of project specific hedging requirements, through FX/Inflation/IRS products

Management of required project advisors in conjunction with cross-functional support

Review and analysis all project relevant documentation

Production and review of required information memorandums and investment papers


Investment Decisions

Maintain regional specific models and processes used by regional development teams to make investment decisions

Have a good understanding of power markets, engineering implications, tax, accounting and project financing in all our operational jurisdictions

Review investment papers and models prepared by regional development teams

Collaborate with regional development teams to assess investment opportunities

Collaborate regional development teams to ensure bankable solutions, whilst highlighting key deal issues and areas of exposure



Provide analysis to support asset valuation

Collaborate with different matter experts to determine the asset valuation

Perform investor due diligence processes

Prepare investment papers of for senior management



Prepare IM’s and models for divestment processes

Collaborate with different matter experts to maximise asset valuation

Provide analysis to support divestment strategies decision making

Manage external advisors where required



3-6 years within the financial sector with strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as project finance knowledge




Advance excel financial modelling capabilities

Able to build and run pro-forma financial models for raising project finance, making investment decisions and M&A valuations

Strong communication skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to key stakeholders

Able to draft and prepare presentation materials including deal teasers, management presentations, and other supporting documentation and analysis

A high standard of work and attention to details

Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines

Proven reliability and ability to cope with last-minute schedule changes

High motivation, flexible can-do attitude, entrepreneurial “self-starter” mindset and problem-solving capabilities

Fluency in English is essential, other languages is an advantage