AIFA Senior Manager

Posting date : 19/09/2023

Requisition ID : 9961

The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (“AIFA”) team is a fast-paced group that is closely involved in major transactions and strategic initiatives undertaken by the ENGIE group in North America. As an integral part of this team, the AIFA Senior Manager is responsible for leading the valuation and risk analysis of new projects (including oversight of financial models) and for the preparation of financing plans, selection of funding sources / banks, and structuring and execution of M&A and project financing transactions.


This position reports to the Head of AIFA NorAm and can sit in Houston, TX or Chicago, IL. This role is eligible for our hybrid work schedule, in-office, and work-from-home.


What you’ll do:

Develop, analyze, evaluate, and recommend financial options and proposals as they relate to a business development project or other funding needs

Advise internal stakeholders in understanding appropriate risk allocation, bankability of terms and conditions of various project contracts and provide general structuring advice and optimization of returns throughout the business development process

Structure, negotiate and execute financing documents (internal or project finance) for medium to large size transactions

Identify main project economic and financial risks and advise on the appropriate mitigation factors and definition of appropriate contingencies

Work with support staff to develop and maintain financial models to support investment decisions, following group guidelines. Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and correct incorporation of relevant inputs to such models. Propose and implement relevant sensitivity analysis for investment files

Assist the business development decision making process and manage internal approvals process for new economic commitments and associated financing arrangements

Create and lead presentations for lender and management updates/discussions

Coach and mentor more junior members of the AIFA team

Performs other duties as assigned


What you bring:

Bachelor’s degree required with Finance or Economics major, professional qualification such as CFA, CIMA, ACA, ACCA (or equivalent) or MBA preferred

CFA progress or aspiration is a plus

Minimum of eight years of experience conducting energy industry M&A and project finance transactions at an investment bank, private equity fund or strategic energy company

Broad power industry expertise, including working in retail, energy services, renewables and / or generation markets

Outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated expertise in developing and utilizing detailed, Excel-based, financial models

Significant valuation experience and skill set

Good understanding of all aspects of project finance and M&A transactions, including experience in reviewing, revising, and negotiating legal documentation and exposure to structuring and closing transactions

Ability to multitask and to work effectively under pressure

Ability to manage multiple parties including banks, consultants, lawyers as well as internal stakeholders (management, business development, legal, technical, insurance, tax, and accounting) to bring transactions to conclusion in a challenging environment

Commercial acumen with good understanding of accounting topics and tax structures

Effective communication and presentation skills

Proven flexible team player who works well with others

Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines and possibly calls outside of traditional US business hours

Behavioral capabilities: self-motivated, problem solving, strong personality and leadership



Additional Information/Conditions:

Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future

Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record (will they drive a company or personal car)

Must have the ability to travel domestically and internationally on limited occasions

Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing

Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally

Ability to use a company computer, calculator

Could involve some lifting / up to 35 lbs

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 

Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities



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  • Salary Range: $149,100.00 – $259,930.00 USD, annually 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
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