Project Finance Senior Analyst / Junior Associate

Permanent contract|Milano|Corporate and Investment Banking

Project Finance Senior Analyst / Junior Associate

Milano, Italy Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking


Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Société Générale operates in Italy through different companies belonging to its three main core businesses: Retail Banking in France, International retail banking, financial services and insurance and Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services.

As a key pillar of the Société Générale Group’s universal banking model, SG CIB supports the economy by playing a key intermediary role, offering broad market access to issuers and smart investment solutions to investors. The service we bring to our corporate and financial institutions clients revolves around three main activities - investment banking, financing and markets - and our global franchises of equity derivatives and natural resources. For our clients we stand out because we are a trusted advisor with a worldwide leading engineering expertise and a quality product suite. In 1967 the Société Générale founded the first location in Milan.


The candidate will join the Italian Project Finance team, focusing on financial advisory and arrangement of no-recourse transactions in the Infrastructure and Energy space. The team is currently composed of 8 people and is seen as one of the most expert and successful in the Italian market.

The new employee will support the team in originating and executing advisory and financing transactions, aiming to quickly increase her/his degree of autonomy. The business flow will expose the candidate to a wide variety of projects and enable her/him to grow in a highly dynamic and motivating environment. The position requires a self-confident person who is a self-starter; highly motivated and reliable, with strong team spirit.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible, under the supervision of more senior staff, of the accuracy and quality of the material produced for clients.

The new team member will be involved in every step of a transaction and specifically:

  • Supporting the team through all steps of the origination and marketing phases such as: preparation of marketing materials, credentials, pitches, indicative term sheets.
  • Financial modeling: building and analyzing cash flow models and running sensitivities;
  • Reviewing critically due diligence materials (market, technical, insurance, legal, tax) and taking active role in the related Q&A sessions;
  • Support in the structuring of the transaction: review of the key features of the terms sheet and finance documents;
  • All aspects of the credit process, including preparation of credit applications, internal rating and profitability tools;
  • Discussing with internal departments (syndication, internal consultants, hedging) the main aspects of a transaction;
  • Portfolio management activities (waiver, amendments, annual reviews);
  • General support as required within Project Finance, including support to the administrative functions (liaising with DIR/COO team, Middle office);
  • Tracking and monitoring the business unit’s results;
  • New client on-boarding and periodic KYC checks;
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of the latest IT tools and ensuring these are systematically implemented when requested.

Profile required

Studies & experience:

  • Master of Science or Bac+5 in a related discipline, such as Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics;
  • The candidate shall have at least 3-y experience in project finance, investment banking, infrastructure / private equity funds, large corporates or advisory / auditing firms.

Language skills:

  • English – Fluent written & spoken – pre-requisite;
  • Italian – minimum Intermediate level – pre-requisite.

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is mandatory due to modelling activity which is a critical activity;
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint is mandatory due to Client Presentation activity which is a critical activity;
  • Reliability and being quality-oriented;
  • Client and Result oriented;
  • Motivation and tenacity;
  • Responsible and committed;
  • Being able to propose NEW IDEAS and contribute to the CHANGE process;
  • Team spirit: able to focus the energy and talent on COLLECTIVE success.

Why join us

Société Générale Italy is a multi-category bank offering every employee the possibility to have several careers in a professional career path. Internal mobility and training are two core areas we focus on, in a dynamic, prosperous and evolving context.

The Candidate will work in a team which is highly regarded both within the organization and in the Italian market, having arranged a series of first-class transactions both in the renewable and infrastructure sectors.

The candidate will benefit from a sustained workflow and a friendly team spirit which creates a perfect atmosphere for an individual who is willing to learn and grow. The day to day activity is diverse and the candidate will be given increasing level of responsibility according to her/his willingness to learn and level of commitment shown. At times working hours may be long and a strong commitment is required. He/She will be able to interact with the whole chain of products offered by the global finance and advisory platform. Time pressure in delivering pitches and a strong team spirit will also contribute massively to the candidate’s professional and personal development.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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: 21000CTA
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/06/01
Publication date: 2021/04/19