Senior Associate Project Finance - M/W

Permanent contract|Milano|Asset Management

Senior Associate Project Finance - M/W

Milano, Italy Permanent contract Asset Management


As a key pillar of the Societe Generale 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 Societe Generale founded the first location in Milan.

You will join the Italian Project Finance team, focusing on financial advisory and arrangement of no-recourse transactions in the Infrastructure and Energy space. You 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 you to a wide variety of projects and enable you 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.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Origination and marketing phases: 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
  • 4/5 years of  experience in project finance, investment banking, infrastructure / private equity funds, large corporates or advisory / auditing firms

Language skills:

  • English fluency - written and spoken (most of the documentation is in English)
  • Italian – intermediate level – written and spoken (though native would be preferred)
  • Other languages, such as French, would be considered a plus

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • MS Office knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is mandatory due to modelling activity
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint is mandatory due to Client Presentation activity
  • Reliability and being quality-oriented
  • Tenacity and being results oriented
  • Motivation and tenacity
  • Ability to plan and schedule
  • Time pressure in delivering pitches and a strong team spirit will also contribute massively to the candidate’s professional and personal development. At times working hours may be long and a strong commitment is required
  • Team spirit

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.

Join us and you 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 in the renewable and infrastructure sectors
  • 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
  • have diverse day to day activity
  • be given increasing level of responsibility according to your willingness to learn and level of proven commitment
  • be able to interact with the whole chain of products offered by the global finance and advisory platform

Business insight

At Societe Generale, 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, 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: 22000ITL
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/08/01
Publication date: 2022/06/14