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Project Finance Associate

Company: Pine Gate Renewables
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on project development and strategic financing of solar and storage projects throughout the United States. The company's Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple non-profit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Pine Gate Renewables made the Inc. 5000 list in 2021, placing at and named to Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list in 2021. Pine Gate Renewables works every day to achieve its mission to "Get Solar Done." For more information, visit As the Project Finance Associate, you will report to the Director of Project Finance and will support the structuring and closing of renewable energy tax equity, debt, and cash equity financing transactions. You will build and utilize complex financial models to assess the economic viability of acquisition targets, perform front-end valuation and debt sizing analysis, and will quantify all sources of potential third-party capital throughout a project's lifecycle. You will also help the day-to-day management of project finance closings as part of multi-member deal team and oversee the work of project finance analyst(s). To be successful in this role, you must be a self-starter with a keen attention to detail who is motivated to advance in a long-term project finance career. The ability to think critically and identify and resolve key issues in solar financing is highly important. You will be expected to work collaboratively with Pine Gate's interdepartmental team members representing development, engineering, construction, and accounting as well as outside stakeholders to ensure accuracy and consistency of information. The work is fast paced, demanding, and intellectually stimulating. You will need to work well under pressure, have the aptitude to synthesize and distill large amounts of information, and be capable of creating innovative solutions.What You'll DoBuild complicated structured financing models and accurately reflect terms of various financing vehicles and markets.Assess the economic viability of potential acquisition, monetization, and financing opportunities by forecasting cash flows, tax impacts, and investor returns.Collaborate effectively on a deal execution team to raise sponsor equity, tax equity, construction, and perm debt.Independently manage financial models and third-party consultant reports, prepare marketing materials, and assist in negotiating transaction documents.Coordinate with third party financing providers on due diligence and documentation.Facilitate the drawdown and closing process with respect to construction debt, tax equity, permanent debt, and permanent cash equity.Support senior management of Pine Gate on various financing related matters on an on-going basis.Must-Haves3-5 years of project finance debt, equity, and or tax equity experience working within the U.S. power or infrastructure sectorsExperience with project finance debt, equity, and/or tax equity deal executionAdvanced Microsoft Excel skillsStrong verbal and written communication skillsExcellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skillsAbility to work independently, multi-task, think critically, prioritize, and meet assigned deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environmentNice-to-HavesSolar or renewable energy experienceFamiliarity with tax and accounting methodsEducation and CertificationsBachelor's Degree, preferably in Finance or AccountingWorking Environment and Physical DemandAsheville, or Charlotte, North Carolina or New York, NY preferred but not required.If remote, up to 25% travelPine Gate Renewables believes in taking care of our employees by offering benefits that support their physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, training, and development, giving back to the community, remote work options, dog-friendly offices, and much more. Pine Gate Renewables is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.Pine Gate Renewables does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies.

Keywords: Pine Gate Renewables, Charlotte , Project Finance Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Charlotte, North Carolina

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