Black & Veatch Director of Project Finance, Diode Ventures in Charleston, West Virginia
Director of Project Finance, Diode Ventures
Date: Nov 20, 2021
Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies
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Company : Diode Ventures, LLC.
Req Id : 46565
Job Title : Director of Project Finance, Diode Ventures
Location : USVRTL
Business Unit Sector : DIO-DIODE-CORP DIODE
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Diode Ventures is currently seeking a Director of Project Finance with 10+ years of transactional experience in infrastructure to join its team. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in project finance and capital raising, with an emphasis on renewable energy and/or data infrastructure projects. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and leadership, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
The Director of Project Finance will report directly to the President and will leadvarious project finance transactions and negotiations with banks, equity investors and tax equity investors and will work with a close-knit team to advise on development and construction activities, asset sales and acquisitions. This individual will be responsible for setting the financing strategy across a portfolio of projects of different asset types, sizes, and geographic locations. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for understanding energy financing programs, solar markets and credits and for tracking legislative, regulatory and market changes that impact financing opportunities for potential customers.As the leader of the Project Finance group, this individual will also have supervisory responsibility. The Director of Project Finance must possess a strong desire to support the growing finance and business development efforts for a rapidly growing company.
LOCATION: Flexible, US, Preferred Kansas City (Overland Park, KS), Austin, TX or New York, NY.
Lead the transactional efforts for all infrastructure projects within the global Diode portfolio, including staffing, legal correspondence, financial review, negotiation, diligence and internal approval processes.
Review complex financial models which support the analysis of energy or infrastructure assets or companies in those sectors.
Lead financial diligence efforts for select transactions, including the coordination of financial modeling, legal, tax, technical and insurance and manage external transaction advisors for projects under responsibility.
Facilitate the coordination between the various internal teams and departments working on and supporting the delivery of turnkey development projects, including design, construction, finance, legal and internal approvals.
Perform strategic and quantitative analyses, conduct due diligence and determine appropriate company and/or project valuation.
Independently execute primary and secondary research on markets, industries and companies.
Execute transactions and lead due diligence efforts for projects under responsibility.
Build and maintain relationships with investors, lenders and infrastructure funds globally.
Commercial acumen with good understanding of accounting topics and tax structures
Successful experience managing multiple projects and a team of transaction professionals simultaneously
Ability to take initiative, support strategic priorities, take ownership of assigned projects and independently drive for results
Ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
Flexible and adaptable with value of high performance
The ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, prepare high quality reports and presentations, and to maintain high levels of quality with a heavy work load
Must be able to clearly articulate and communicate complex financial information and issues to a varied internal and external audience
Proven ability to effectively work on teams to support energy, infrastructure or real estate projects
Exceptional organizational skills
Behavioral capabilities: self-motivated, problem solving, strong personality and leadership, common sense, attention to detail, ability to learn and sense of humor
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Math or Engineering.
Experience: Minimum of ten years relevant experience
Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude and the ability to thrive under pressure
Cashflow or valuation modelling experience
Transaction experience in M&A (both sell side and buy side)
Direct experience with project finance derived from a background in investment banking, consulting/advisory; or infrastructure development; Energy sector preferred
Tax equity experience and relationships with tax equity investors preferred
Outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated expertise in developing and utilizing detailed, Excel-based, financial models
Energy market experience in one of the following sectors is preferred; utility scale renewables, distributed generation (i.e. rooftop solar, CHP etc.), energy services, retail electricity, natural gas transportation or distribution
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Typical office environment. Limited keyboarding, travel, and extensive overtime.
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