Senior Associate / Manager of Finance

February 19, 2024 eric.tuvel@gmail.com

Senior Associate / Manager of Finance

Mission Clean Energy is seeking a Senior Associate / Manager of Finance to join our rapidly growing company at our office in Portland, Maine. We offer a hybrid work environment and will consider remote locations for exceptional applicants. Our team is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Washington, Texas, Maine and beyond.

Mission Clean Energy (“Mission”) is a values-driven developer focused on accelerating the clean energy transition. Our mission is to decarbonize the grid responsibly, one renewable energy project at a time. We are leading the way by providing clean, abundant, and reliable energy to communities throughout the US.

Mission’s experienced leadership team is focused on delivering extraordinary results in partnership with our capital providers and clients. We value our strong employee culture rooted in collaboration and transparency. The team favors innovative thinkers who engage in reaching ambitious growth and impact goals.

About the Role:

This team member will be responsible for supporting/managing M&A transactions, corporate finance strategy, and power origination bid support for Mission’s solar and battery storage projects. Applicants are expected to be comfortable providing sophisticated and creative problem solving skills to meet profitability objectives. Mission has a flat structure which means this role is highly visible within the organization and requires collaboration with many different stakeholders. We are looking for someone with intellectual curiosity, high motivation, and excellent communication and process management skills that is interested in a long-term career in renewable energy finance.

This position will report to the VP of Finance and will work closely with our cross-functional development group that includes representation from finance, engineering, GIS, real estate, permitting, transmission/interconnection, and power contract origination.

This position is a rare opportunity to join an outstanding team in a critical role that will shape the growth and future of the company. This is an ideal job for a deeply skilled person who wants to lead in an entrepreneurial environment while maximizing their impact on the clean energy transition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead M&A efforts.
  • Support corporate finance projections, analysis and capital markets activities.
  • Support origination team’s contracting analysis and bid efforts.
  • Provide financial modeling and profitability analysis for Mission’s corporate entities and projects.
  • Modeling activities and responsibility over content and output of the model. Provide guidance and quality control regarding inputs, structure, etc. and confirm that the model adequately and accurately reflects the underlying transaction, current market conditions, optimized commercial results, and best practices.
  • Build bespoke structured financing models that accurately reflect terms of various financing vehicles and markets that are not otherwise captured in existing tools.
  • Model profitability of projects under various financing structures and help make corresponding project capital structure recommendations.
  • Independently manage third party financial models and consultant reports, and assist in negotiating transaction documents in a manner that is consistent with the overall project objective and strategy of the financing.
  • Create and maintain development-stage project models that adequately reflect debt and tax equity/tax credit transfer market terms and structures.
  • Assist with preparation of marketing materials, ensuring the presentation materials are accurate, clean, and reflect the overall message and intention of the transaction.
  • Review and assist with negotiating term sheets and definitive documentation.
  • Create proposals, information memoranda, presentations, project schedules and internal presentations.
  • Review of key contracts, term sheets, or other documents for impact on profitability, financial modeling, and overall financeability
  • Facilitate flow of information between finance, development, origination, legal and engineering teams during transaction execution
  • Manage deadlines and maintain accountability from cross-functional deal teams with confidence and dedication.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have renewable energy and/or battery storage experience (utility-scale a plus), as well as the following experiences, skills, and attributes.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience required with at least 2 years of experience in finance for solar and/or battery energy storage projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CFA or other industry quantitative certifications are a plus.
  • A financial model test will be required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the United States 20% of the time.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Mission offers highly competitive compensation. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and health insurance; 401(k) plan with company match; both short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and generous time-off policies.

Compensation:

$130k – $175k annual salary + bonus, depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this and every search. Mission Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@missioncleanenergy.com. No phone calls please. US based applicants only. No recruiters, please.

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