Financing Specialist - Infrastructure Finance

Permanent contract|New York|Corporate and Investment Banking

Financing Specialist - Infrastructure Finance

New York, United States Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking

Responsibilities

As part of INF, the associate will provide execution and origination support capability for project finance advisory and lead arranging roles in the Infrastructure sector. Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist in bid preparation on large and complex Public-Private Partnerships on advisory mandates
  • Build and customize bespoke financial models for debt advisory mandates, including running scenarios and sensitivities
  • Help with capital raising processes with banks, bond underwriters, investors, rating agencies and other financiers
  • Contribute to financing document drafting (term sheets, commitment letters, credit agreements and others) on behalf of equity sponsors on advisory mandates and, as lead arranger, on lending mandates
  • Provide support on commercial document negotiations on behalf of equity sponsors on advisory mandates (concession agreements, design-build contracts, operation & maintenance contracts) and, as lead arranger, on lending mandates
  • Support the senior management in marketing and origination of debt and advisory business opportunities
  • Maintain a knowledge of developments in the Infrastructure sector as well as current transactions and opportunities in the market
  • Actively working on the internal credit process in terms of KYC, compliance, preparation of the credit documents to be submitted to the senior management and the risk department
  • Contribute to preparation of information memorandum, offering memo and other presentations to support the advisory mandates 

Profile required

Technical Skills:

  • Strong financial modelling skills (US PPP projects)
  • Strong numeracy skills, intimate understanding of accounting concepts, financial statements, cashflows and corporate finance valuation
  • Strong credit analysis skills (formal Credit training is a plus)
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Good knowledge of Bloomberg

Competencies:

  • Strong presentation skills, both orally and in writing
  • Capacity to understand financial structures and some familiarity with credit and related legal documentation
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, pressure orientated environment and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Understanding of financial markets
  • Ability to work in a team structure

Experience Needed:

  • 3 to 5 years of prior experience in project financing with direct involvement in bid situations financial closes and development of complex financial models for project finance transactions

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree (mathematic, physics, engineering or economy/finance/business) from a top tier university

Business insight

At SG, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. SG is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

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.

Reference: 21000H80
Entity: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: 2021/07/26
Publication date: 2021/05/27
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