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Junior Energy Investment Trading Associate

Raleigh-Durham, NC
Our client is a private fund focused on investing in and through businesses that bring distributed energy innovations to market. From energy efficiency in the United States to solar projects in emerging markets, they support leaders in the transition to a distributed energy economy.

This role provides a unique opportunity for a “post-analyst” investment professional to join a dynamic group as a critical member of the team and work directly with senior leadership to evaluate and prioritize opportunities for investment. To be successful in this role, you must be comfortable with ambiguity and excited by the idea of working in an entrepreneurial culture.
You will support the team with researching different markets and opportunities in the distributed energy sector. The role will include building financial models, performing due diligence, identifying key risks and mitigating factors, helping to define operational strategies, recommending investment and corporate structures, writing term sheets and legal documents with the assistance of our legal team, and closing transactions. It will also require presentations to management and limited partners.
In addition to these responsibilities, you will jump in and lend a hand on a range of different initiatives when the need arises. The position is based in Durham, North Carolina, and will likely involve some travel for client and counterparty meetings as well as regular team off- site events. Past off-site locations have included Aspen, New York, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

Candidates with the following criteria are strongly preferred:
  • 1-2 years of Investment Banking Experience
  • 1-2 years of experience on an energy team (e.g. power and utilities, renewable energy, or oil and gas)
  • Experience with M&A
  • Undergraduate degree in Math, Economics, Finance, or Engineering
  • Enthusiasm for distributed energy, renewables, energy or infrastructure
  • Strong academic and leadership background in business, finance, engineering or a related analytical/quantitative field with professional experience related to energy technology, finance, or markets
  • An understanding of basic accounting principles
  • ​​Authorization to work in the U.S.
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