• Project Finance Associate at PowerGen Renewable Energy

  • Posted on: 27 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    PowerGen provides turnkey energy solutions to residential, community, commercial, and industrial customers in East Africa and beyond. Founded in 2011 our focus is on providing robust photo-voltaic and wind systems for off-grid demands. PowerGen offers a range of products and services that enable customers in a variety of markets to take advantage of the renewable energy resources around them. From a small home wind turbine system to an industrial-scale solar PV array, we offer a one-stop solution to energy challenges.

    Project Finance Associate


    If you want to be at the heart of what will enable PowerGen to achieve its mission in East Africa – project financing – this job is for you.

    What You’ll Make Happen:

    • Support of significant project finance capital raise from investors, ranging from large international investment banks to development finance institutions to family offices and foundations to grant organizations

    • Assist with leading on due diligence, including building detailed financial models to demonstrate the projected cash flows and returns of projects and creating materials outlining the company’s site development, customer acquisition, fabrication, installation and ongoing customer experience processes

    • Find and educate new investors that are broadly interested in energy access and renewable energy but are new to the micro-grid business model

    • Find, screen and apply to new grant programs as a source of project financing

    • Prepare extensive due diligence materials on the PowerGen business and micro-grids for investors

    • Explore different financing entity structures, interfacing with lawyers, accountants and tax advisors to implement the most efficient structure

    What Excites You:

    • Pioneering the financing structure for a completely new asset class that will require billions in capital over the next decade

    • Driving a project capital raise process involving multiple financiers and parties

    • Solving for a multitude of legal and tax implications and costs

    • A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm

    You Already Have:

    • 3+ years work experience in renewable energy or infrastructure project financing

    • Experience in the energy, clean tech or utility sectors

    • Ability and desire to build complex financial models and prepare due diligence materials for investors

    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office products

    • Work experience in East Africa or another emerging market

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Fluent in both English and Swahili preferred

    • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!

    Benefits and Compensation

    • Competitive annual compensation
    • Annual holiday bonus
    • Medical insurance
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Professional development opportunities internally and externally
    • Individualized career development
    • Performance feedback and open-door company culture
    • Team building and company-wide events
    • Opportunity to work with a dynamic team of brilliant people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PowerGen Renewable Energy career website on ikrut.com to apply

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