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Structured Finance Director

Company: Cypress Creek Renewables
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Company
Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR) is a leading developer and independent power producer that develops, finances, owns, and operates utility-scale and distributed solar and storage projects across the country. We have developed over 12GW of solar projects, currently own 2GW in operation, and have a 17GW development pipeline of solar and storage. Our recent acquisition by EQT, a private equity firm with $100 billion in global assets, has accelerated our plans for financing activities and M&A to grow our development platform. Drawn from a diverse group of innovative thinkers from all backgrounds, we at CCR work with purpose to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy. We hope you will join us!
The Role
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Director to lead the execution of a variety of financing and deal structures, including transactions at the project, portfolio, and corporate levels, and spanning debt, tax equity, cash equity and M&A transactions.
We are a lean and flat team; accordingly, the Director will sit at the leading edge of multiple facets of the clean energy industry, rapidly develop a deep well of knowledge and industry contacts, earn competitive pay, manage and mentor junior teammates, and generally serve as an influential leader within one of the nation's most active solar and storage developers.
The desired location for this role is in our San Francisco, CA office, where colleagues work on a hybrid in-office/work from home schedule (i.e., typically in-office 2-3 days a week). Remote applicants will be considered but will be expected to travel regularly to our San Francisco and Santa Monica, CA offices, as well as other U.S. locations from time to time.
Responsibilities


  • Own all aspects of the financial models for CCR project financing transactions, from portfolios of community solar projects to solar and storage projects at the 300+ megawatt scale
  • Serve as commercial lead for negotiations with external counterparties on financing transactions
  • Originate new relationships with financing parties across the tax equity, debt and cash equity landscape for the company, and serve as the face of CCR to many industry participants at conferences and as the senior CCR representative on transactions
  • Work with other company leaders to develop market entry, power marketing, and financing strategies for CCR's growing and dynamic pipeline
  • Create (and lead) presentations and other materials for key stakeholders including our Investment Committee, our Board of Directors, and external financing parties
  • Manage internal and external project diligence workstreams and transaction timelines
  • Manage, mentor and provide guidance to analysts and associates on our team
  • Work closely with CCR's Capital Markets & M&A colleagues to review and execute opportunities for new corporate financings and project M&A
  • Be comfortable working independently, but also collaboratively with various subject matter experts (internal and external) to manage substantive issues around tax, accounting, financing, structuring, development, and legal considerations that impact transactions in solar and battery storage project finance

    Desired Qualifications and Experiences

    • BA/BS degree (MBA or other relevant graduate degrees welcome)


      • 7-10years of finance experience required, with at least 5 years of working in the renewable energy industry
      • Substantive and demonstrable experience with tax equity structures utilized in the solar industry
      • Strong credit, financial analysis, quantitative, and modeling skills
      • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, accountability, and comfort working independently as needed
      • Ability to work well with multiple teams across functions and offices throughout the U.S.


        • Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal & written) and ability to think on feet to defend positions and decisions
        • Attention to detail & organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results under tight deadlines
        • Unimpeachable ethics & integrity
        • Desire to contribute professionally and personally to a dynamic and motivated team dedicated to making solar more competitive by optimizing the capital stack, and to have fun doing it
        • Solution-driven, proactive and innovative


          • Embrace and live by the mission and values of Cypress Creek Renewables

            Please submit a resume and brief cover letter through this job posting outlining your background and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.

Keywords: Cypress Creek Renewables, San Francisco , Structured Finance Director, Executive , San Francisco, California

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