Solar Project Finance Assoc 18 views


Basic Job Functions:
The Associate works with other associates and senior team members in the Project Finance & System Sales group to support the development, sale, and financing of First Solar’s utility-scale solar power projects. This pre-MBA role focuses on financial modelling and analytics to support First Solar’s Project Development and Business Development groups in preparing bids for new Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts. The Analyst also serves as the junior deal team member on sales of projects to leading IPPs, utilities, and financial investors. The ideal candidate will have a very solid financial modelling background, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the solar / renewable energy space.

1 – 3 years finance experience

Investment banking, project finance, or corporate M&A experience is preferred

Solar or renewable energy experience is a plus

B.S. in finance, engineering or science is preferred; however, other majors are also acceptable if followed by the required professional finance experience.

Required Skills/Competencies:
Excellent financial modeling skills and strong quantitative ability

Professional presence and ability to communicate effectively to senior executives

Ability to work under the guidance of a senior PF team member or stretch upwards to operate at the level of an investment banking senior analyst or junior associate as demanded by the situation

Ability to creatively apply finance thinking and analysis to a wide range of problems related to the solar energy space with focus on utility-scale solar

Essential Responsibilities:
Create and analyze complex financial models for First Solar’s utility-scale solar projects in connection with PPA bids, EPC bids, asset sales, and acquisitions of outside projects

Participate on deal teams to execute the sales and financing of First Solar’s projects

Collaborate with Engineering, Marketing, and other corporate teams to drive initiatives to innovate and improve on First Solar’s product offerings and technology

Other duties as assigned

Job description subject to change at any time

Reporting Relationships:
This position will report directly to the Manager – Project Finance

This is an Associate level positon with no direct reports


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