Project Finance Associate

Job title : Project Finance Associate
Job-type : Permanent
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Contact : Lauren Brenner
Call : Lauren
Email : email Lauren
Reference : Finance, Project Finance, Structured Finance, tax equity, financial modeling

Our client is a rapidly growing developer of Solar and Storage projects across North America. They were founded a few years back by some executives that broke off of Borrego and saw a need in the market for a brand specialized in Small-Utility and Commercial Scale Solar development and have since been quite successful.

Our client is seeking to bring on a talented Project Finance Associate to effectively collaborate and support the financing of the Company’s solar and storage projects across the United States. The Candidate will provide analytical and process support throughout the solar project financing life cycle. S/he will be responsible for performing transaction analysis, financial modeling, portfolio level reporting and managing detailed approval and closing processes. They must be a highly organized, detail oriented, collaborative worker with a track record of success in the renewable energy industry. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in developing the Company’s success during this exciting time of rapid growth in a changing and impactful industry. This is a full-time role, preferably based in San Francisco, CA, with an option for remote.


  • Own and complete modeling and economic analysis of solar development/investment opportunities.

  • Conduct underwriting and due diligence on development and project M&A opportunities.

  • Create and manage project data rooms for finance and capital partners.

  • Research new market opportunities proving detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Create discrete analysis and supporting documentation to aid in project finance capital sourcing of tax-equity and debt.

  • Prepare presentation materials for monthly and quarterly reports to investors.

  • Prepare and/or review project transition plans to asset management.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 2-4 years experience in a transactional industry such as renewables, real estate investment, investment banking, trading and/or private equity. Solar project finance experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience and/or high aptitude in working with various tax equity structures such as Inverted Lease/LPT and Partnership-Flip. Ability and interest in adapting to new tax structures that come out of recent legislation is a plus.

  • Quantitative aptitude and proficiency with Excel and other quantitative tools. Integration of models with programming languages is a plus.

  • Driven, resourceful and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to summarize complex issues into actionable deliverables.

  • Understanding and curiosity for economic and business concepts and key business drivers.

  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced, transaction environment with tight deadlines dictated by deal flo