Solar Research Engineer
Lightsource BP
London, Greater London
2d ago

Job Description

In the United States, Lightsource BP has a team of approximately 40 employees primarily located in San Francisco, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

The Project Finance team, based in San Francisco, has successfully executed several financings and M&A transactions in 2019 and is planning to rapidly grow its team in the near term.

We are seeking a strong candidate to immediately help lead the financings of our 2020 pipeline of financings of large-scale solar facilities including a backlog of 450MW+ of publicly-announced projects.

Description : The Director of Project Finance will be responsible for leading project finance teams and transactions, including raising tax equity and construction / term debt as well as supporting project development and M&A activities.

Location : San Francisco, CA

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Lead negotiations and structuring with financing counterparties for large-scale solar assets, including tax equity, construction debt, term debt, and other financial products
  • Manage teams performing all aspects of transaction execution including project marketing, negotiation of financing terms, investor due diligence, structuring and financial modeling, and transaction closing
  • Lead valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and financing of late-stage project acquisitions
  • Provide guidance to Lightsource BP’s Power Marketing and Project Development teams regarding financial structuring and investor appetite for new offtake structures
  • Prepare and present project acquisition opportunities and other business initiatives to Lightsource BP’s Investment Committee and other senior executives
  • Experience and Qualifications :

  • 6-8 years of professional experience working in renewable energy project finance
  • Successful track record of managing project finance and M&A transactions from beginning to end
  • Detailed understanding of renewable energy tax equity and debt structures
  • Experience leading teams and managing external counterparties
  • Outstanding financial modelling, written and oral communication skills
  • Tireless, proactive, and solutions-oriented worker that is alert to business opportunities and passionate about value creation
  • Strong interest in joining a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and being part of building a high-performing and collaborative team
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