Pattern Energy Group

Summer Intern, Finance

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/21/2020 3:52 PM)
# of Openings
Finance & Treasury
Job ID


Company 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, Netherlands and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.


Job Purpose

Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2020 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.


The Finance team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including finance, development, construction, power marketing, and operations. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general project finance practices and initiatives through hands-on involvement in areas in which we support.


This position will support work that is responsible for financial analysis, due diligence support and modeling.  Work duties, include research, data analysis, valuation and risk assessment across a broad range of energy finance and M&A transactions, primarily in wind, solar and transmission projects.


Key Accountabilities

  • Expand knowledge of renewable energy finance, project development, and operations.
  • Assist with structured finance models and analysis.
  • Identify and quantify key drivers of asset valuation.
  • Support project development activities and due diligence efforts.
  • Perform research duties and synthesize data into strategic analysis.
  • Develop an understanding of key risks and mitigation strategies across a variety of energy projects.
  • Participate in meetings with internal/external clients, if required.
  • Completion of a formal internship presentation.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics or related area having completed 3 years of course work or 1 year of MBA course work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and presentation software. 
  • Experience in project management through project-based coursework.

This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2020.


Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer


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