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Associate - Project Finance (LATAM)

New York, NY 10019

Post Date: 04/18/2018 Job ID: 1995 Industry: Banking/Finance


Associate - Structured Debt Origination

Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance - Latin America


Our client is a global bank with a strong presence in North America. The Structured Debt Origination group is seeking an Associate  to join their Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance - Latin America team.

Business Overview:

As part of the Structured Debt Origination division, Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance (“ PIPF”) provides innovative debt financing solutions to its clients in the power (including renewables), oil & gas midstream and infrastructure sectors. PIPF’ s mission is to be a market leader in the Americas and a solution provider for value-added structured debt advice and transaction execution. PIPF focuses on various transaction types in those sectors, including green-field or brownfield developments, refinancing and acquisitions for single assets or portfolio of assets.

PIPF advises, arranges and/or structures loans or project bonds that are suitable to client activities in sectors as diverse as renewable or thermal power; transmission lines; oil & gas midstream (including pipelines, petrochemical plants and refineries); and infrastructure projects, (including toll roads, mass transportation ports, airports, water-related infrastructure, etc).

PIPF primarily benefits from longstanding involvement and experience in both advisory and arranging, enabling the team to structure complex limited-recourse or other financings through a combination of various funding outlets - such as debt capital markets, commercial banks, multilateral or development agencies, export credit, etc.


As an Associate in PIPF Latin America, responsibilities include supporting:
  • Execution & origination of project finance deals in Latin America in the Power, Infra & Energy space
  • Project and financing documentation & closing process, interfacing with counsels
  • Project due diligence liaising with consultants (legal, technical, environmental, insurance, tax, etc)
  • Structuring and Advice on best structures and products to achieve the clients’ goals
  • Use of the full resources of the Bank to bring to bear the best solutions and structures for the client
  • Structuring and closing of bank, project bond, private placement and Term Loan A or B project finance and related structured debt transactions primarily in the Power, Infra and Energy sectors
  • Execution of lead arranged (bond or bank) or advisory limited recourse or structured financings
  • Work with Coverage, Syndications, Global Markets (debt capital market & derivatives), M&A, etc.
  • Marketing to potential clients (pitches, proposals and presentations)
  • Execution and supervision of credit approvals and due diligence process
  • Ability to perform the above-mentioned tasks and deliverables in both English and Spanish


Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in related field of study
  • Minimum [2-5] years of project or structured finance experience at a major financial institution, corporation or rating agency including credit, financial modeling, due diligence and documentation.
  • 2 plus years of credit, financial analysis, quantitative, and modelling skills
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Experience with full credit analysis and preparation of credit application for internal risk approvals
  • Sound understanding of financial statements & accounting and financial terminology
  • Experience handling complex project financing or corporate accounts
  • Ability to work well with multiple teams across product and geographical lines
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal & written)
  • Attention to detail & organizational skills (including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results under tight deadlines)
  • Strong ethics & integrity
  • Solution-driven, proactive and innovative. Eagerness to learn and take on more responsibilities
  • Energy and/or Infrastructure sector knowledge
  • Knowledge of project finance including understanding of key credit parameters & decision metrics
  • Formal credit training
  • Experience in internal processes and requirements of a leading international financial institutions
  • Knowledge of loan & capital markets and project finance credit & legal documentation
  • Knowledge of Portuguese


FINRA Registrations Required: 
  • Series 63 & 79 required


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