Vice President - Energy Advisory & Project Financing

Permanent contract|New York|Corporate & Investment banking

Vice President - Energy Advisory & Project Financing

New York, United States Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Job Title:

Vice President - Energy Advisory & Project Financing

Division Description:

In the Energy Advisory and Project Finance (APF) team, we help energy projects get the funding they need to get off the ground. As countries and clients around the world navigate the energy transition, we provide advice and source funding to help them expand.

For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of project finance, advising and lending to multi-billion dollar projects, and working on many of the deals highly publicized in the press and, importantly, consistently recognized by our clients. We expect this to continue, with a number of large deals expected to close in the coming years.

The New York based team covers clients and projects across the continents of North and South America. We also have teams globally in Europe, Asia, and Australia. In providing our advice and funding, we collaborate with specialists across the range of energy subsectors in which project finance is utilized including thermal and renewable power generation, LNG, oil and gas pipelines, petrochemicals, refining, and fertilizers.

In addition to our core project finance advisory and lending business, we can support clients with a full spectrum of capital solutions through the wider Global Banking and Investor Services division drawing on colleagues’ experience in M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Private Placements, Debt Capital Markets, and Project Bonds.

We were recently awarded ‘Global Mandated Lead Arranger of the Year, IJGlobal 2020’.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

The role of the position of Vice President, in the Advisory and Project Finance Team, is to support in the  execution and the origination of both advisory and arranging activities in the Energy and Project Finance sector (including oil & gas, petrochemicals and power, including renewables).  Day to day responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  1. Act as the deal team leader(s) in the execution and origination of both advisory and financing mandates
  1. Provide essential support to deal team leader(s) in the execution and origination of both advisory and financing mandates
  1. Preparation of client pitches and coordination of pitch presentations
  1. Execution of advisory mandates:
  • Preparation of comprehensive financing strategy
  • Analysis of financing alternatives/solutions
  • Optimization of financing structures
  • Preparation of reports and position papers, including presentations to clients
  • Review of financial models
  • Preparation of financial plan for bid submissions
  • Review and comment on relevant commercial agreements
  • Review and comment on relevant financing agreements
  • Negotiations with clients, potential financiers and public sector investors
  • Management and coordination of project closings
  • Managing and developing junior staff
  1. Execution of arranging mandates:
  • Preparation of term sheets
  • Review of project documentation
  • Negotiation of loan documentation with clients
  • Identification of opportunities to improve the banks profitability from the transaction
  • Risk analysis
  • Preparation and presentation of credit applications
  • Liaising and coordinating with other departments involved in the transaction
  • Supervision of the closing process
  • Ongoing support of the transaction post financial close
  1. Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Energy sector, as well as current market conditions and financing trends.
  1. The identification of opportunities in the market.
  1. Maintaining and building relationships with target clients.

Competencies, Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Technical Skills:
  • Experience in renewable related financings with a focus on Tax Equity structures
  • Strong financial modelling skills 
  • 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
  1. Competencies:
  • Strong presentation skills, both orally and in writing
  • Capacity to understand complex financial structures and familiarity with credit and related legal documentation
  • Ability to excel in a fastpaced, pressure orientated environment and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Solid understanding of financial markets
  • Ability to work in a team structure

  1. Qualifications:

Experience Needed:

  • 6+ years of prior experience in project financing with direct involvement in bid situations financial closes
  • 3+ years in developing complex financial models for project finance transactions

  1. Educational Requirements:


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


  • Master’s degree
  1. Language:
  • Fluent English
  • Second language a plus (Spanish speaking)

Supervision Duties (Y/N):


Certifications Desired:

S63 & S79

Profile required


Business insight

The Global Finance and Investment Banking ("GFIB") Department provides our clients (corporate, financial institutions, public sector) with capital raising solutions, along with structured financing and commodities, forex and interest rate hedging.  Developing tailor-made products and providing strategic advice (capital structure advisory, financing schemes and capital markets) based on our worldwide expertise, and in-depth sectorial knowledge, we aim to meet our financing needs.

The Metals, Mining and Industry Finance team provides financing and advisory solutions to metals, mining and industrial clients across a broad spectrum of activity.  Sponsor clients range from single-asset junior developers, to private equity funds through larger corporates with diversified portfolios and global activities.

The team focuses on lending and advisory, project finance, structured finance and sustainability linked products.  The team has a regional focus on North America and Latam and is part of a global team which has recently expanded its remit to cover new sectors and products linked to the industry sustainability developments (electromobility, recycling, etc.).

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: 21000RMU
Entity: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/09/09