Senior Associate - Project Finance

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Senior Associate - Project Finance


To provide support to the Project Finance Management Team to enable the achievement of quality and commercially solid project financing structures. Will assist on general transactions as needed, providing support to the Transaction Leader in identifying, analysing and monitoring renewable energy investments. Individuals are typically involved in conducting deal analysis and due diligence. Responsibilities may involve screening proposed deals based on established investment criteria. Individuals at this level are still developing the techniques and skills necessary to manage renewable energy investments.


Project Finance

  • Assist the Project Finance Management Team to supervise the junior resources to develop the debt financial models
  • Provide support for due diligence work streams
  • Prepare presentations for lenders
  • Support the financing documentation negotiations
  • Assist with financing process management & interaction with the lenders
  • In coordination with the technical, environmental and legal teams report to the lenders post financial close and support with waiver requests

General Support

  • Conduct financial modelling and projections as directed by Investment Management and Development teams
  • Remain abreast of relevant economic and political events impacting on and influencing the Renewable Energy sector
  • Post investment monitoring of assets
  • Support transaction timeline, due diligence and data collection and analysis efforts
  • Research and respond to client / investor inquiries as directed
  • Participate and manage internal and external meetings with junior and mid-level stakeholders
  • Interpret and develop basic legal documentation and commercial contracts



Bachelors' Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or Law


  • 7 to 9 years' experience post qualification in relevant field
  • Previous experience in Project Financing, inclusive of closing deals with lenders
  • Previous experience with Development Financial Institutions such as EBRD & IFC is desirable
  • Previous experience in Investment Management, Private Equity, Power & Infrastructure fields is desirable

Job Specific Skills:

  • Team Player
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Exhibits a professional demeanour with a constructive and committed attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgement
  • Understanding of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Good time management skills, flexibility and ability to adapt to multiple roles / tasks as needed
  • Ability to develop high quality & easy to digest conceptual diagrams, charts and graphs
  • Mastery of MS Office tools
  • Quality focused with a strive for excellence
  • Proactivity in seeking and receiving feedback
  • Problem solving skills and logical approach
  • Advanced Financial modelling proficiency
  • Solid understanding of commercial and funding structures and asset management
  • Familiar with Financing Documentation
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Negotiation skills
  • Thorough understanding of Renewable Energy market, technologies, players and key industry drivers

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Gate Village 1, Level 1
Phone : +971 (0) 4 382 6700

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