Project Finance Analyst Nexant
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 2,900 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 30+ corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our company.
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About the Job
The Project Finance Analyst will participate in Task Teams with significant client involvement, supporting project due diligence as well as implementation efforts of individual Task Managers in individual Capacity Building and Transaction Advisory assignments under the Africa Infrastructure Program (AIP.)
AIP is a transaction oriented program bringing project finance expertise supported by energy sector specific technical, financial, commercial, regulatory, legal, environmental, etc. know-how, uniquely designed to complement efforts of the development finance community. The Program seeks to help advanced stage electricity generation and transmission projects in Sub-Saharan Africa reach financial closure. AIP assists such projects by bringing the relevant experts to the negotiating table as advisors to the government, the relevant government agency, or the local developer. These experts bring advisory support to resolve pending issues that may otherwise be hindering closure for financing.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Finance Analyst, under guidance from individual Task Managers and their senior staff, will carry out accounting reviews and financial analysis of projects and inter alia.
Communicate with Task Order staff to determine purpose, scope and expected capabilities of specific Financial Projections Models for individual energy generation and transmission projects;
Analyze financial statements of targeted project and incorporate along with necessary risk mitigating structures into such Model;
Conduct sensitivity analyses, analyze and evaluate results.
Prepare supporting documentation and manuals on Model use;
Provide client training on Model use.
Provide critical reviews of project Feasibility Studies and help design the Terms of Reference for further analysis in deficient areas;
Identify critical risk areas in projects and participate in the design of mitigating techniques to cover such risks;
Review legal documents and provide initial mark up of boiler plate documents that suit the project circumstances;
Provide critical reviews of regulatory documents and help draft changes;
Collect and compile data as well as conduct market and other research as necessary to accomplish the above tasks, as part of due diligence of individual projects under review;
Draft a variety of supportive project reports, documents, and communications.
The incumbent will need to have a strong academic background in financial fields and have the ability to apply such background, under due guidance from experienced senior staff, in the financial structuring of projects in developing countries through a variety of risk mitigating techniques.
Excellent communication and writing skills are essential.
Ability to travel is a must.
Ability to work in foreign environments and sensitivity to different cultural environments are a must.
Experience and familiarity in the energy sector are a plus.
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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