Associate - Infrastructure

 Sydney, Australia       Permanent contract        Corporate and Investment Banking



The Infrastructure business line is responsible for providing financial advisory services and debt financing in relation to infrastructure assets in sectors including transportation, social and digital infrastructure. The business line operates internationally with teams based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Sydney and New York. Our clients include local and international developers of and investors in infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be involved in advisory mandates and lending roles and will focus on:

 Responsibility for financial modelling in support of advisory mandates, including developing bespoke financial models, conducting detailed scenario and sensitivity analysis and subsequently summarising and presenting the results to key stakeholders, tracking relevant DD/documentation and taking the financial model through audit. 

 For lending mandates, reviewing and analysing the financial model and supporting the preparation of credit applications and due diligence review

 Providing day-to-day transaction support and managing internal processes relating to our business

 Identifying potential marketing opportunities and preparing pitch and presentation materials

 Starting to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients

 Staying abreast of developments in the sector as well as current transactions and opportunities in the market

 Representing the business line in internal dialogues 

 Supervision / development of junior team members

Profile Required


 Relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or a professional financial qualification
 Post graduate qualifications considered favourably
 Three to four years’ experience in a related role
 Understanding of the loan and bond markets and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives
 Strong numerical skills with a solid understanding of accounting concepts, financial statements and cashflows
 Financial modelling skills are a requirement
 Strong ability in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office generally


 Proven analytical skills as well as exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
 Good interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain complex financial issues
 An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail
 A capacity to manage multiple tasks and the ability to prioritise tasks as relevant
 Ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to build and maintain trusted client relationships both internal (various support functions and middle/back office teams) and external (clients, industry bodies, government agencies)
 Ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds, and act upon team’s priorities

Business Insight

Serving 31 million customers in 66 countries, Societe Generale is one of Europe's largest financial services organisations. We employ 146,000 people in 67 countries worldwide. Based on a diversified universal banking model, Societe Generale combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Our objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, it currently provides financing and advisory, as well as global markets solutions. Leveraging the strength of its client coverage and leadership in structured finance including energy, metals & mining, infrastructure finance, together with product and service offerings such as debt capital markets, asset-back products and commercial real estate finance, Societe Generale supports its Australian wholesale clients in their financing and advisory needs, and to serve its global clients who wish to access the Australian market with global banking services. Societe Generale also provides its global markets solutions by offering futures execution and clearing, equity derivatives sales and structured product distribution.
We are currently recruiting an Associate to join our expanding Infrastructure team. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation that values diversity. The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of transactions and will build close relationships with local teams and within the organisation more broadly on a regional and global basis. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 200000TO
Business unit: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 18/02/2020
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Associate - Infrastructure

Permanent contract   |   Sydney   |   Corporate and Investment Banking