Pattern Energy Group

  • Senior Director, Finance

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 10:15 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance & Treasury
    Job ID
    2018-1421
  • Overview

    Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

    Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

    Responsibilities

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Senior Director is a senior position in the finance department, which is responsible for executing the company’s capital strategy, corporate development, financial and treasury activities.  The position reports to the CFO of Pattern Development and is part of the Finance Leadership Group.  The person will primarily lead, negotiate and close corporate or project finance and tax equity partnership transactions as well as supervise and manage analytical and commercial work of junior team members.  The person will work closely with our North American development team.  In addition, the Senior Director shall be responsible for managing the activities of the Portfolio Finance team, which is responsible for managing and administering the existing project finance and tax equity portfolio of Pattern Energy and Pattern Development.

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    Lead financing transaction processes

    • Lead and negotiate project or corporate financing transactions for renewable energy projects, including gathering market intelligence, selecting financing sources, structuring the transaction, preparing pro forma economics and negotiating documentation.  Lead the identification and analysis of issues throughout the transaction that may impact operational, financial and legal and tax viability of a deal
    • Serve as internal team leader throughout the transaction life-cycle. 
    • Support transaction execution of early stage development acquisitions originated by the company’s development team and serve as coordinator of internal and external resources in preparation for financing activities related to construction, completion and operations
    • Build and maintain relationships with outside financing parties, advisors and technical experts through the deal cycle and across multiple transactions
    • Prepare various internal analysis and approval documentation, transaction analysis and draft and deliver transaction recommendations to the Investment Committee and Board of Director

    Manage the Portfolio Finance group

    The Portfolio Finance team, under management of a Director, has primary responsibility for managing and administering our more than $7B of existing debt, tax equity and corporate financings across 50+ counterparties.  The Senior Director shall have primary accountability for ensuring that the group continues to meet its key objectives of 100% contract compliance and excellence in counterparty relationship management, management reporting, and support of other commercial objectives. 

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; MBA strongly preferred
    • 10-15 years of relevant experience in corporate M&A, project finance or infrastructure investing. Proven and extensive experience leading debt and tax equity transactions in the renewable energy sector required. 
    • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment.  Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
    • Strong commercial skills required, including ability to recognize primary value and risk drivers within transactions, and negotiate responsive commercial and financial arrangements that maximize value to the company while ensuring appropriate risk exposure
    • Ability to lead and manage people and leverage personal expertise and experience across teams of employees under direct management
    • Ability to cultivate and maintain a strong network of professional relationships across the industry
    • Highly motivated team player driven to achieve excellence

     

    Pattern Energy Group LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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