Manager - Project Finance

Manager - Project Finance

Contract Term: Permanent

Location: London, with travel across the UK; some international travel also possible (infrequent)

Closing date: 21st April 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

We have an exciting new vacancy for a project finance specialist. The successful candidate in this role will work collaboratively with colleagues across a wide-range of consultancy activities that help public and private sector customers to develop robust, investment-ready projects, which enable them to adopt and deliver low carbon energy systems (primarily heat networks and renewable generation), reducing their environmental impact and achieving positive financial and socio-economic outcomes. 

This role encompasses both business development and client-facing project delivery, working both in small teams (as team leader or team member) or independently, as appropriate to client and business needs.

About us 

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission. 

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Working with colleagues across the Carbon Trust Group including as leader of small project teams, to advise clients on financing energy infrastructure investments across grant, equity and debt financing
• Working with government and public sector clients to understand their financing requirements and developing and presenting financial business cases to clients
• Building and quality assuring complex full financial models for multi-stakeholder energy investments, such as heat networks
• Supporting other Carbon Trust business development activities and the pursuit of our mission, including contributing to the development of proposal for specialist consultancy services
• Supporting new proposition development activities, including, for example, around the topics of green finance or new business models for emerging low carbon technologies
• Possible line management activities for junior staff, coaching them to support their professional development, and motivating and mentoring them to meet current and future needs of the business and its customers

Key skills we are looking for:

• Demonstrable experience with full financial modelling in Excel, such as to the FAST standard
• Extensive experience with structuring of energy investments across grant, equity and debt financing
• Highly numerate with excellent MS Excel modelling skills, ideally with VBA experience
• Experience and understanding of developing and presenting financial and economic business cases for investment in decarbonisation projects
• Experience with quality assurance of complex MS Excel models
• Highly organised and efficient, with well-developed project management and project delivery skills
• Experience working in the low carbon/clean energy sector, and in particular with district heating, energy efficiency and renewable energy or related areas
• Experience working in client management, applying a high standard of interpersonal and influencing skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including technical report writing and presentation skills, demonstrating the ability to present technical information in a clear and concise format
• Ability to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects in a complex team environment, including as a project team member and as project leader
• People management skills, to supervise, motivate and coach colleagues to deliver high performance and support the development of individuals to maximise their contribution

Qualifications and experience (required/desired):

• Degree calibre – qualified in a relevant financial field (essential), with Masters-level or above in a relevant specialism (desirable)
• Experienced consultant in project finance (essential), preferably working within the low carbon/clean energy sector (desirable)
• Ability to build and manipulate complex financial models using MS Excel (essential)
• Ability to write technical reports in plain English (essential)
• Experience of, and/or significant insight in to barriers and drivers affecting public and private sector bodies in tackling climate change (desirable)
• Insight into carbon and energy policy in the UK and internationally (desirable)
• Membership of a relevant professional institution(s) e.g. British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) or similar (desirable)

Understanding of and support for the Carbon Trust’s mission is considered an essential pre-requisite for this role.

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

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Closing Date:
21/04/2019

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