Associate - Energy Project Finance
Société Générale
New York, US
3d ago

Environment

In the Energy Advisory and Project Finance (APF) team, we help energy projects get the funding they need to get off the ground.

As countries and clients around the world navigate the energy transition, we provide advice and source funding to help them expand.

For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of project finance, advising and lending to multi-billion dollar projects, and working on many of the deals highly publicized in the press and, importantly, consistently recognized by our clients.

We expect this to continue, with a number of large deals expected to close in the coming years. The New York based team covers clients and projects across the continents of North and South America.

We also have teams globally in the Europe, Asia, and Australia. In providing our advice and funding, we collaborate with specialists across the range of energy subsectors in which project finance is utilized including thermal and renewable power generation, LNG, oil and gas pipelines, petrochemicals, refining, and fertilizers.

In addition to our core project finance advisory and lending business, we can support clients with a full spectrum of capital solutions through the wider Global Banking and Investor Services division drawing on colleagues’ experience in M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Private Placements, Debt Capital Markets, and Project Bonds.

We were recently awarded Bank of the Year, Europe 2017’ and Global Advisor of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International Last year we also won the Golden Trophy for Corporate and Investment Bank : Energy, Infrastructure, and Transport Sector .

Mission

The role of the position of Associate, in the Advisory and Project Finance Team, is to assist in the origination and execution of Project Finance Debt Advisory, Arranging roles and Equity Private Placement Advisory in the Energy sector (including oil & gas, petrochemicals and power, including renewables).

Transaction support to the relevant deal team leader on Advisory and Arranging mandates, to includes :

  • Assume primary responsibility for cash flow modelling, ensuring accuracy and reliability of model output and sensitivities scenarios
  • Review and structuring of project documentation
  • Review of due diligence reports
  • Credit analysis and preparation of credit applications
  • Preparation of presentations to clients and other banks
  • Manage admin requirements including internal pricing, client on-boarding, permanent supervision etc
  • Origination and marketing support including :

  • Research
  • Participate in the development of marketing pitches and the preparation of indicative term sheets and proposals
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of client relationship i.e. visiting client with senior bankers to deliver pitches
  • Liaise with other banks to explain deal structures and aid in sell down and syndication of loans
  • Keep up with industry trends
  • General support, as required, within Energy Project Finance, including contribution to effective teamwork within the global team and with other groups in the bank.

    Profile

    Skills and experience of a successful candidate :

  • Three years’ + of experience in a related field such as banking or the energy industry
  • Direct experience with project finance and Energy sector a pre-requisite
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills most likely honed within a scientific-based degree such as Physics, Engineering, or Economics
  • Excel fluency and financial modelling capacity
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills in English
  • Strong interest in the energy industry
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
  • Cashflow or valuation modelling experience
  • Spanish language skills strongly preferred
  • Behavior attributes of a successful candidate :

  • Resilient
  • Certifications Desired : S63 & S79 Risk Management Employees should understand the institution’s approach to risk management and their respective roles in supporting a strong risk culture, as outlined in the SGUS Operations Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

    Our Culture At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation.

    We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success.

    We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes.

    Société Générale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

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