Director, 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 capitalize 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.

Summary of the Role

Structuring and negotiating Lightsource bp’s project level financings, as well as supporting asset acquisitions and divestments across our APAC operational jurisdictions.

Duties and responsibilities

Senior Debt Financing/Refinancing

  • Main point of contact on project and portfolio financing’s and on on strategic asset/portfolio acquisitions/divestments
  • Analysis of preferred financing solutions on individual asset/portfolio basis
  • Supporting regional development teams in project procurement and contracting strategy to ensure bankable solutions, whilst highlighting key deal issues and areas of exposure
  • Supporting PPA teams to ensure bankable project offerings in competitive tender processes
  • Negotiating 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.

Acquisitions and Divestments

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

Experience Required

  • Extensive experience preferably with a lender/Investor active in the infrastructure and energy finance space, or with an IPP/vertically integrated developer
  • Experience in working with and challenging key stakeholders at various levels

Skills Required

  • Ability to organise work load and prioritise to maximum effect
  • Flexible approach in a fast-paced business which is constantly changing, keep a clear head under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail when checking information with an ability to recognise and question anomalies
  • Keen problem solver who can focus on appropriate detail when solving problems and propose effective solutions
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

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 recognized

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

Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.

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.