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Posting Date :
1-26-2018
Primary Location :
Atlanta Area, GA US
Work Address :
3333 Peachtree Road
Job ID :
W448235
Schedule :
Full-time
:
Director-Project-Finance-Origination
Job Description :
Job Description

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (SunTrust) is actively building out its project finance platform.  Focus on growth has increased as origination for project finance debt and tax equity has been combined under the Asset Finance Group.  The combination will expand our product capabilities with clients and offer powerful efficiencies that will set SunTrust apart.  To assist in growing the platform, the Asset Finance Group is seeking to add a seasoned originator and structurer of project finance transactions.  The focus of origination is on debt and tax-advantaged project finance.  The applicant will be responsible for originating, structuring and executing project finance transactions.  Transactions will range from project finance loans in various debt markets to tax equity products, including sale leaseback’s and partnership flip financings.  Market focus will include both renewable and thermal power, with potential growth in other sub-sectors.  The position will include close coordination with Corporate and Investment Bankers, the SunTrust’s underwriting group and senior leadership.   

 

Responsibilities

Support senior members of the Project Finance team with a range of origination and execution efforts.

Source lead opportunities through direct client engagement and marketing

Establish and coordinate origination strategy with coverage bankers and project finance team

Assist in initial financial modelling analysis and negotiations of term sheets

Assist in the syndication and execution of project finance loans, including the development of marketing materials, negotiation of financing documents and facilitation of closings

Assist in capital and energy market analysis to support client dialogue, identify opportunities and support marketing material  

Structure potential transactions to provide premium returns while minimizing risk to the institution and that meet our clients financing objectives. 

Interface with SunTrust’s Corporate Tax Division and Energy Risk Manager to insure potential transactions meet required risk and tax acceptance criteria

Direct origination efforts to achieve the desired term, risk and return profile

Work directly with clients to resolve project level issues impacting the portfolio

Partner with internal stakeholders (including Credit, Risk, Finance, Tax and Operations) to achieve deal approvals, structure approvals, tax capacity allocations, accurate reporting 


Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

BA/BS degree

10-14 years of related work experience

Experience in leading the execution of an extensive variety of client transactions covering the full advisory and capital raising spectrum (CRM roles)

Advanced knowledge of industry, market, and products

Proven ability to develop, nurture and monetize “trusted advisor” client relationships with senior executives (CRM & Trade/Cap roles)

Advanced analytical and technical skills combined with a problem solving attitude

Excellent interpersonal style, good listening skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely

 Strong partnering and leadership skills in a complex, matrixed environment

 

Preferred Requirements:

Proven background in originating and executing left and right lead mandates for energy project finance transactions

Strong understanding of US power market, with experience in renewable energy, tax equity financing structures or power merchant financing

Knowledge and understanding of tax equity products

Strong risk management background

Ability to operate as part of a team in a banker coverage model

Technical Excel modeling expertise with project finance transactions (debt and/or tax equity)

Ability to work independently, and efficiently manage multiple on-going transactions/projects

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal); ability to communicate complex or technical concepts to a diverse audience

Demonstrated business acumen/commercial awareness

10-15 years with concentration in the energy project finance sector



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