Valuation Manager/Senior Manager, 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.
What You’ll do 
The Structured Finance team is committed to helping Lightsource bp finance and commercialize 25GW by 2025 having helped finance approximately 3.5 GW and raise $4.2 billion 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 candidate 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. This position will support the Valuation Director in all technical aspects of project finance modeling across the Structured Finance function.
Duties and Responsibilities
•    Assist the Valuation Director with continuous improvement and development of the LSbp master financial model, incorporating feedback from the deal execution staff with respect to new functionality and market trends.
•    Be part of an elite group that provides modeling support to the deal teams as they negotiate and execute financial transactions.
•    Audit complicated financial models, explain results and perform variance analysis.
•    Support Business Development with their pricing activities by assisting them in the use of the LSbp financial model and review their results.
•    Provide training to the rest of the team on various topics.
•    Build ad hoc analytical tools as needed.
Who we’re looking for   

•    Advanced Excel financial modelling skills, including VBA.
•    Detailed technical understanding of renewable energy tax equity and debt financing structures
•    Advanced accounting and tax acumen
•    Outstanding analytical skills
•    Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field. MBA or CFA is beneficial.
•    4-6 years renewable energy project finance experience, with direct work experience in financial modeling, tax equity and debt structuring, and accounting
•    Successful track record of executing tax equity and debt transactions from beginning to end

Why you’ll make a great member of the team    

Personal qualities 
•    High motivation, flexible can-do attitude, entrepreneurial "self-starter" mindset and problem-solving capabilities
•    Enjoys modeling.
•    The skills and desire to be a coach and mentor junior team members.
•    Excellent communicator across the spectrum – from senior management to junior colleagues and from high-level concepts to detailed technical points.
•    Excellent business acumen
•    Highly responsive and quick worker
•    Extreme attention to detail
•    Team player 
•    Strong interest in joining a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and being part of a high-performing and collaborative team

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: Join an agile, international team working across 15 countries to power the future and positively impact people, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity across the world.
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.  
We offer
•    US team members are entitled to medical benefits, life insurance, dental benefits, vision benefits and short- and long-term disability benefits. 
•    Lightsource bp offers US team members immediate eligibility for a 401(k) plan, with a 3% nonelective employer contribution.
•    Our team members are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, calculated based on corporate, team and individual objectives. Team members in the US may receive an additional 50% of their annual bonus in a “retention bank” as well, available for withdrawal after three years of bonus awards have accrued.
•    Lightsource bp currently observes the following 11 holidays in the US: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
•    US team members accrue 20 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. All team members are also eligible for COVID-19 leave.
•    Team members in the US enjoy a hybrid work environment.
•    US team members receive a monthly personal phone bill reimbursement of up to $100 and a monthly commuter benefit of up to $150. Team members also receive one-time wellness and remote work allowances.
Lightsource bp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland