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AES Senior Analyst, M&A in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Reporting to the Senior Manager, M&A, the Senior Analyst will be part of a team that leads project and platform acquisition efforts in the US for utility-scale wind, solar and battery storage.

This role will provide a wholistic view of deal origination, project and portfolio diligence and valuation, and transaction negotiation and execution. It will broaden the Associate’s network to a range of developers selling projects in the U.S. and provide the Associate exposure to AES Clean Energy’s investment opportunities that enable it to deliver and expand its industry-leading renewable energy solutions to decarbonize the power sector.


  • Assist M&A deal leads with several work streams for live transactions, including use of confidential information memoranda, coordination of the Q&A process and due diligence effort with internal subject matter experts and external consultants.

  • Conduct market research using AES data subscriptions and public sources to inform business development efforts; Prepare and deliver presentations and reports to communicate findings and recommendations to internal teams.

  • Work closely with AES Growth Initiatives and Structured Finance teams to review valuation models, including DCF and earnings models, to assess individual projects or businesses.

  • Analyze and compare prospective M&A transactions and investments under the direction of transaction leaders, including strategic and financial impacts and risks.

  • Develop and maintain internal tools and processes for tracking all active, inactive, and closed M&A deal activities.

  • Attain a working understanding of AES Clean Energy markets, their drivers, and ways to capture and drive industry innovation

  • Support internal processes for transaction assessment/approval, including Investment Committee memos and presentation.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an analytical or renewable energy subject area

  • MBA or other relevant Master's Degree highly preferred

  • 2-5 years of work experience

  • Understanding of the key value drivers and risks of Clean Energy transactions (wind, solar, battery storage); familiarity with regional electricity markets in US is a plus

  • Demonstrated analytical experience and intellectual curiosity

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate complex matters in a concise manner to diverse team members

  • Adept at Excel financial modeling and proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • Detailed understanding of financial statement mechanics and business valuation theory


  • The expected salary for this position is between $85,000 and $135,000. Factors that may be used to determine final salary offered include relevant experience, skills, location, qualifications and other factors, consistent with applicable law. This position is eligible to receive an annual bonus.

  • We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including market competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, market leading 401(K), and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and parental leave.

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.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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