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Liberty Utilities Project Finance Co-op in Oakville, Ontario

Project Finance Co-op

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.

Purpose

This position is focused on raising capital to finance infrastructure and renewable power projects. This includes arranging project financing, construction loans and other forms of non-recourse financing in support of the company’s development strategy. The incumbent will play a role in all aspects of the financing process including: going to market to raise financing, negotiation terms, documentation of transaction, due diligence process, final closing of financing, drawing down funds and repayment of debt facilities.

Accountabilities

  • Work closely with senior level members of the Project Finance Team (Director and Senior Manager) in a high-profile role sought at supporting Algonquin’s strategic growth through active participation in the capital markets.

  • Role in all aspects of the project finance and tax equity raise process including: market eminence, soliciting initial lender interest, soliciting indicative term sheets, obtaining signed mandate letters, due diligence, financial close, drawing down debt facilities, lender reporting, troubleshooting issues during construction / commissioning, conversion of construction debt to operating debt or the repayment of debt facilities on maturity.

  • Assist the Project Finance Team in preparing for negotiations with financing parties through all deal phases ensuring the best possible terms for Algonquin.

  • Responsibilities connected to supporting aspects of the financing process including the management of due diligence. Expedite and coordinate efforts of the various Algonquin contributors, ensuring due diligence and funding achievements are met.

  • Support the Project Finance Team's work with internal and external legal counsel for drafting, editing and finalizing financing agreements.

  • Partner with Algonquin’s Business Development team to ensure partnership and bilateral support of the overall company’s development strategy.

  • Support the Project Finance team to establish standard and repeatable work processes for sourcing and executing on Project and Tax Equity financings.

  • Day to day execution of Project Finance Tasks, including but not limited to: getting projects to a bankable state, taking projects to market to raise financing, financial modeling, maintaining data rooms, updating due diligence logs, market intelligence, planning conference attendance, updating reporting dashboards and other tasks in support of the project financing team

Education and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in College or University within Business with a focus on Finance, Accounting or Economics as well as Mathematics Statistics or Actuarial Science degree. 4th year Undergrad or MBA student preferred.

  • Working towards a finance designation is an asset (i.e. CFA, CSC, CPA etc.)

  • Experience with Excel, specifically financial model skills is desirable. Experience with Visual Basic an asset

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the confidence to question current processes

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet strict deadlines

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and team-building skills with ability to work independently and handle priorities

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the confidence to question current processes

  • Language abilities in Spanish, Portuguese or French are an asset

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make animpact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric

  • Integrity

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Teamwork

  • Owner mindset

  • Outcome focused

  • Continuous learning

What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Free refreshments

  • Challenging work

  • Within walking distance to the Go Train station

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.

Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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