LNG Shipping & Offshore Structured Finance Originator

Permanent contract|London|Corporate and Investment Banking

LNG Shipping & Offshore Structured Finance Originator

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

GLBA/AFI/MER originates senior secured lending opportunities on new or modern vessels for new and existing clients in accordance with the approved guidelines (regarding client quality, transaction structure, loan maturity etc), and provides financial advisory and debt arranging services to key clients in relation to the debt financing of liquefied natural gas vessels (LNG), floating production storage and off-loading vessels (FPSO) and other industrial shipping classes (as well as selective passenger vessels) on a project specific basis.     

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  1. Build and manage client relationships with MER target borrowers on a global basis within LNG Shipping and the Offshore sector
  2. Identify and address clients’ needs in terms of raising and managing capital
  3. Represent MER in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory to the client base

Summary of responsibilities 

  1. To contribute to effectively covering clients to address their borrowing needs in markets
  • Originating, executing or advising on LNG shipping and offshore transactions.
  • Client interaction, pitches and presentations
  • Negotiating term sheets and loan documentation
  • Liaising with banks and consultants/advisors
  1. To contribute to developing and maintaining a track record of winning mandates in addressing clients’ borrowing needs
  • Supporting a deal team leader to seek innovative proposals or structuring solutions to develop the team’s client offering.
  • Providing support to more senior team members to liaise with and provide solutions to clients on specific projects; foreign travel required. 
  • Supporting a senior team member to develop opportunities for non-banking investors in debt and equity within our structured client solutions.
  1. To contribute to the effective and responsible execution of mandates
  • Dealing with internal stakeholders (legal, insurance, middle office, syndication, IFD, KYC etc)
  • Monitoring performance of loan portfolio and addressing waivers, annual reviews etc
  • Develop more junior staff, including Analysts, trainees/VIEs and other temporary team members in execution of transactions.
  1. To support the development of advisory and product offering in line with MER’s strategy and priorities
  • Analyse risk and risk mitigation and play an active part in the credit process on individual transactions.
  • Ongoing cooperation with other GLBA business lines including Export Finance, Structured Solutions & Leasing, Natural    Resources, Interest Rate Derivatives etc re cross-selling opportunities involving vessel financing.
  • Ongoing cooperation and interaction with Syndication divisions (SYN and ABP) re banking and institutional investor markets on general basis and in relation to specific transactions.
  • Support more senior team members in representing the business line internally and the bank externally amongst clients, other financial institutions, the legal profession and other market counterparties to promote the shipping and offshore business of the bank.
  • Ongoing discussion with GLBA Coverage officers re new and existing transactions for clients of the bank.
  1. To support the development of the MER client base in line with GLBA’s and SG Group’s strategy and priorities
  • Working with more senior team members to actively target business in accordance with CORISQ Guidelines and the set strategy – raising the team’s profile with clients, prospects, banks and market counterparties.
  • Supporting more senior team members to develop sustainable revenue growth and client base on global basis in line with CORISQ guidelines relating to counterparty risk, transaction structure, loan maturity etc.
  1. To represent MER in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory to the client base
  • Supporting more senior team members to proactively generate cross sell with other business lines within GLBA and MARK.
  • Liaise with internal teams to optimize process and cooperation - Compliance / Legal / OPER, RISQ, etc.

Profile required


  • Technical:
      1. Understanding of the loan market, its dynamics and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives to propose relevant financing solutions
      2. Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients’ needs
      3. Responsibility – awareness and understanding of risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) for AFI, GLBA, and SG Group, and ability to act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
  • Behavioural:
      1. Client orientation – ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to build and maintain trusted client relationships
      2. Client orientation – commercial acumen and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
      3. Client orientation – demonstrate initiative and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
      4. Innovation – ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to the development of new client base, advisory, and products
      5. Team spirit – ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds
      6. Commitment – ability to prioritise tasks and to manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team’s priorities
      7. Communication skills – including language skills (as relevant)

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

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: 21000HF9
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/07/26
Publication date: 2021/05/28