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AES Associate, Project Finance in Arlington, Virginia

Are you ready to be part of a company that's not just talking about the future, but actively shaping it? Join The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 500 company that's leading the charge in the global energy revolution. With operations spanning 14 countries , AES is committed to shaping a future through innovation and collaboration. Our dedication to innovation has earned us recognition as one of the Top Ten Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company in 2022. And with our certification as a Great Place to Work , you can be confident that you're joining a company that values its people just as much as its groundbreaking ideas.

AES is proudly ranked #1 globally in renewable energy sales to corporations, and with $12.7B in revenues in 2023 , we have the resources and expertise to make a significant impact as we provide electricity to 25 million customers worldwide. As the world moves towards a net-zero future, AES is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement's goals by 2050. Our innovative solutions, such as 24/7 carbon-free energy for data centers, are setting the pace for rapid, global decarbonization.

If you're ready to be part of a company that's not just adapting to change, but driving it, AES is the place for you. We're not just building a cleaner, more sustainable future - we're powering it. Apply now and energize your career with a true leader in the global energy transformation.

The Project Finance Group is looking for an Associate to join the team. Key responsibilities of this role include financial modeling of debt and tax equity, assisting deal teams in successfully satisfying conditions precedent to financial closings, and supporting the manager through all stages of the capital raising process.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extensive financial modeling in Microsoft Excel providing quantitative assessment of optimal debt and tax equity structures.

  • Work within organization to ensure data room is complete and accessible for third-party capital providers.

  • Prepare marketing materials for debt and tax equity request for proposals for indicative economic terms.

  • Assist manager in negotiation of market leading financing structures by providing financial analysis.

  • Provide data and coordinate with appraiser, independent engineer, insurance, transmission consultants, and other third parties on project financings.

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to assist in managing construction financing draws.

  • Assist manager in pre and/or post-closing interest rate hedging responsibilities.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in project finance, investment banking, M&A, or similar position, with preference given to renewable-specific and/or transaction-focused experience.

  • Must have experience working in complex financial models.

  • Diligent and detailed oriented; able to deliver consistently accurate results from complex modeling exercises.

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills; able to concisely communicate results to internal and external counterparts.  

  • Extensive knowledge and capabilities to work in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point

  • Enthusiastic and fun to work with


  • Undergraduate degree required

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us?