Finance Associate, Distributed Generation

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-TX-Houston | US-PA
Posted Date 5 months ago(11/15/2023 9:26 PM)
# of Openings
Finance & Treasury
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Company Overview

Pattern Energy is a leading renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind and solar generation, transmission, and energy storage facilities. Our mission is to transition the world to renewable energy through the sustainable development and responsible operation of facilities with respect for the environment, communities, and cultures where we have a presence. 

Our approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. Our company values of creative spirit, pride of ownership, follow-through, and a team-first attitude drive us to pursue our mission every day. Our culture supports our values by fostering innovative and critical thinking and a deep belief in living up to our promises.  

Headquartered in the United States, Pattern has a global portfolio of more than 30 power facilities and transmission assets, serving various customers that provide low-cost clean energy to millions of consumers.


Job Purpose

Pattern Energy is seeking an experienced Associate who will support the growth of its Distributed Generation ("DG") business. In this role traversing corporate finance, valuation, and corporate strategy activities, this person will have the unique opportunity to be the primary analytical and modeling lead for an entire business unit within Pattern. This position will contribute by strategizing organic growth for Pattern’s existing DG platforms, evaluating potential acquisitions targets, and optimizing the business unit’s capital structure. There will be opportunities to make meaningful impacts on key decisions that will shape the future of DG at Pattern. Other primary duties of this role include forecasting, analyzing, and reporting the business unit’s financial performance to executive leaders, Board of Directors, and external stakeholders. This role will work hand-in-hand with the Head of DG and often directly with the management teams at Pattern’s DG portfolio companies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Master, improve, and maintain the DG corporate financial model and lead financial analyses and business unit processes
  • Generate internal / external reporting products around business unit capital needs and performance
  • Support DG capital raising, M&A transactions, and corporate strategy via due diligence, financial analysis, and corporate modeling
  • Improve the business unit’s organizational structure through process improvement and standardization
  • Interface with DG portfolio company management teams to gather stakeholder input and relay business constraints and opportunities
  • Innovate and execute on integration and standardization strategies across the DG portfolio companies
  • Identify and quantify key investment drivers and perform sensitivities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with colleagues on other teams, such as structured finance, strategic finance, and corporate development
  • Analyze market risk factors and trends
  • Perform general research duties and statistical analysis
  • Participate in meetings with internal/external clients


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics or related area combined with at least 4-6 years of project finance, corporate finance, or M&A experience within a financial firm or energy operating company
  • 1-2 years of business reporting, portfolio underwriting, capital raising, or corporate valuation work
    • Advanced degree and/or CFA certification is optional
    • Project Finance acquisition, management or transaction experience preferred.
    • Exceptional analytical skills and understanding of relevant financial and mathematical modelling techniques
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work with others to meet deadlines, effective at engagement and driving results towards common corporate goals
  • Ability to synthesize data and complex concepts into informed recommendations and concise presentations
  • Must be thorough, thoughtful, and able to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and presentation software



The expected starting pay range for this role is $90,000 - $122,000 USD. This range is an estimate and base pay may be above or below the ranges based on several factors including but not limited to location, work experience, certifications, and education. In addition to base pay, Pattern’s compensation program includes a bonus structure for full-time employees of all levels. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, family care benefits, employee assistance program, paid time off and bonding leave, paid holidays, 401(k)/RRSP retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and employee referral bonuses.


Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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