Vice President – Energy Project Finance

Société Générale
Published
June 20, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Responsibilities

The role of the position of Vice President in the Energy+ Advisory and Project Finance team is to assist in the origination and execution of Project Finance Debt Advisory, Acquisition Finance, and Equity Private Placement Advisory across the entire Energy chain (oil & gas, from select upstream to downstream, petrochemicals and power, renewables, and new energy transition technologies).

Main day-to-day responsibilities includes:

  1. Act as the deal team leader(s) in the execution and origination of both advisory and financing mandates
  2. Provide essential support to deal team leader(s) in the execution and origination of both advisory and financing mandates
  3. Preparation of client pitches and coordination of pitch presentations

Execution of advisory mandates:

  • Preparation of comprehensive financing strategy
  • Analysis of financing alternatives/solutions
  • Optimization of financing structures
  • Preparation of reports and position papers, including presentations to clients
  • Review of financial models
  • Preparation of financial plan for bid submissions
  • Review and comment on relevant commercial agreements
  • Review and comment on relevant financing agreements
  • Negotiations with clients, potential financiers and public sector investors
  • Management and coordination of project closings
  • Managing and developing junior staff

Execution of arranging mandates:

  • Preparation of term sheets
  • Review of project documentation
  • Negotiation of loan documentation with clients
  • Identification of opportunities to improve the banks profitability from the transaction
  • Risk analysis
  • Preparation and presentation of credit applications
  • Liaising and coordinating with other departments involved in the transaction
  • Supervision of the closing process
  • Ongoing support of the transaction post financial close
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Energy sector, as well as current market conditions and financing trends.
  • The identification of opportunities in the market
  • Maintaining and building relationships with target clients.
  • General support, as required, within Energy Project Finance, including contribution to effective teamwork within the global team and with other groups in the bank.

Profile Required

  • 6+ of experience in project financing, or a related field such as banking or the energy industry
  • 3+ years in developing complex financial models for project finance transactions
  • Excellent credit, analytical, and numerical skills and a prior degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, etc. Formal Credit training a plus
  • Cashflow or valuation modelling experience
  • Capacity to understand complex financial structures and familiarity with credit and related legal documentation
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills in English
  • Strong interest in the energy industry
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure

Behavior attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Innovative, Self-starting, Resilient
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, pressure-orientated environment, and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team structure
  • Ability to work in close co-operation with other business lines

Business Insight

The Vice President Energy Project Finance position advertised is for the Houston office of the Energy+ Group.

The Energy + Group at Société Générale has a long-standing presence and track record in energy project finance and is a market-leader in advising and lending to multi-billion dollar projects in the Americas region. The team is based in two locations, New York and Houston. We also have teams globally in the Europe, Asia, and Australia. In providing our advice and funding, we collaborate with specialists across the range of energy subsectors in which project finance and acquisition finance are utilized, including select offshore upstream; midstream, including oil and gas pipelines/processing, storage, LNG; petrochemicals, refining, and fertilizers; power and renewables; and energy transition technologies.

In addition to our debt advisory and lending business, we can support clients with a full spectrum of capital solutions through the wider Global Banking and Investor Services division that entails M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Private Placements, Debt Capital Markets, Project Bonds, and interest rate hedging.

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