Associate, Structured Finance

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About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalise on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


Leading with Director oversight Lightsource bp’s financings through both project level and corporate level debt, as well as asset acquisitions and divestments across our operational jurisdictions.

Duties and responsibilities;

Senior Debt Financing/Refinancing

  • Leading the analysis of preferred financing solutions on individual asset/portfolio basis
  • Leading regional development teams in project procurement and contracting strategy to ensure bankable solutions, whilst highlighting key deal issues and areas of exposure
  • Leading the negotiation with PPA teams to ensure bankable project offerings in competitive tender processes
  • Leading competitive financing processes from RfP stage to Financial Close, through to conditions discharge
  • Analysis and implementation of project specific hedging requirements, through FX/Inflation/IRS products
  • Scoping and management of required project advisors in conjunction with cross-functional support
  • Review and analysis of Senior Level Financing documentation
  • Production and review of required Information Memorandums and Internal Approval papers
  • Establishing a collaborative relationship with LSbp lenders for additional ancillary services required of Senior Project Financing.

Corporate Financings

  • Managing key stakeholders
  • Leading, with Director oversight the negotiation process on competitive financing processes from RfP stage to Financial Close
  • Review and Analysis of financing agreements and guarantee structures
  • Establishing a collaborative relationship with LSbp core lender group

Acquisitions and Divestments

  • Analysis of asset valuation
  • Implementation of asset optimisation in preparation for divestment
  • Supporting investor due diligence processes and coordinating with external advisors where required
  • Supporting and negotiating asset acquisition/sale price discussions
  • Review and analysis of Share and Purchase Agreements, including warranty and indemnity packages

Team Work, Training and Communication Skills

  • Supporting VP/Director’s and Senior Executive team members
  • Manage individual and team workload,
  • Provide feedback on team members and ensure training is attended where appropriate
  • Proactively manage professional development, not solely concentrating on technical skills but also soft-core skills of negotiating, positioning and influencing

Technical Skills

  • Take responsibility to be familiar with latest technical developments and relevant legal, regulatory, accounting and taxation developments
  • Able to run pro-forma financial models including DCF, comp comparables, equity placement, and merger and acquisition modeling
  • Able to draft and prepare presentation materials including deal teasers, management presentations, deal pipeline books, and other supporting documentation and analysis
  • Capable in excel, word, and powerpoint

Who we’re looking for

  • Relevant experience preferably with a lender/Investor active in the infrastructure and energy finance space internationally, or with an IPP/vertically integrated developer
  • Team working skills
  • Problem solving and proactive attitude
  • Detailed oriented and well organised
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Fluency in English is essential

Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow – a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.

Be recognised

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension, and other local benefits.

Be inspired

Join an agile, international team working across 15 countries to power the future and positively impact people, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity across the world.

Our core values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low-carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.