Director of Project Finance

Charlottesville, IN, United States

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The Director of Project Finance is responsible for all aspects of Sun Tribe’s project finance activities. This position will work closely with the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Accounting to maximize economic returns in the deal structuring of Sun Tribe’s portfolio of commercial and utility-scale PPAs. This position will maintain and grow third party financing relationships to ensure Sun Tribe has the most competitive financing sources available on the market. The position will also inform PPA prices, requiring a deep understanding of current market return expectations and long-term trends.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive down the company’s cost of capital

Own and improve project financial models

Develop strong working relationships with development team

Maintain key relationships with banks, financial institutions and tax equity providers to ensure valuation is at the most competitive terms and oversee financing through financial close

Review and negotiate project agreements, debt financing, joint development and partnership agreements.

Perform project-level financial due diligence across various functional groups including EPC, O&M, asset management, interconnection, real estate, permitting and environmental, and insurance

Oversee the creation and maintenance of pricing tools for financed solutions including lease, PPA, PACE, bank loans and others as applicable

Integrate pricing tools with our investors’ financial models and structure/return requirements

Work with Sales/Marketing team to clarify value proposition and help close with financial decision-maker

Determine PPA pricing for projects in development by the Sales and RFP teams

Understand applicable incentives and rate structures that drive financial value

Train Sales/Marketing/Operations personnel in key aspects of financial sales process

Place financed projects with appropriate 3rd party financiers, including driving the contracting processes.

Oversee the creation and maintenance of information memorandums and data rooms for active financed projects

Oversee and continually update credit approval process

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Masters in Finance, MBA, or equivalent work experience

A minimum ten years’ experience in project finance as it relates to renewable energy

Experience leading tax equity structuring and sell side transactions

Expert in MS Excel and high proficiency with other MS Office products

Able to communicate complicated and technical points clearly both verbally and in writing

Knowledge of principles of GAAP

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment

Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to self-manage

Commitment to integrity in all dealings

Experience with credit analysis beneficial but not necessary

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Director of Project Finance’

Sun Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

Sun Tribe Solar is a drug-free workplace.

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