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Climate Infrastructure, Private Markets, Auckland - Vice President

  • Auckland
  • Executive & General Management
  • Full time
  • Posted 38 days ago

Job Description


About this role

Role Description

The BlackRock Climate Infrastructure Team is looking to hire a mid-level investment professional in Auckland. This is an opportunity to join the investment team as a Vice President with responsibility for deal origination and execution, financial risk analysis, management of junior team members, financial modelling, commercial negotiation, project financing, and portfolio management.

The successful candidate will be investing capital on behalf of BlackRock's New Zealand Climate Infrastructure fund, as well as other global funds with a mandate to invest in New Zealand.

BlackRock's Climate Infrastructure team was founded in 2011 and has since raised and managed c.$11bn (USD) of capital on a global basis. This capital has been invested in a range of assets and companies globally, with a focus on solar, wind, battery and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The BlackRock Climate Infrastructure team comprises around 80 people in offices around the world.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Financial and technical analysis: training junior team members in utilizing financial models, specifically being able to check, understand and dissect financial models to analyze project opportunities and sign off on valuations both at a project and overall Fund level, using both external third-party models and internal financial tools.

Understand the following technical risks and implications for investment: construction, technology, grid, macro factors, regulatory regime and electricity pricing.

Identify new investment opportunities: Opening up new markets, expanding technology scope and establish related research and implementation programs.

Portfolio management: management of investments in the portfolio, including ongoing interaction with the Technical, Finance and Operations teams. Leading efforts in portfolio optimization activities, such as contract renegotiation, management of commercial and credit-related issues, increasing revenue streams, etc.

Leading on origination and execution: originating, executing, and managing renewable energy project investments. This will include commercial negotiations, leading due diligence, financial review, presenting to investment committee and understanding investment risks from a commercial, technical, and financial perspective.

Skills, experience and education:

Significant investment exposure on projects/deals, with a focus on the renewables / climate sector

Experienced team member with strong team values who can thrive in a collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment. This is an independent contributor role, and the ideal candidate should have prior coaching and mentoring experience.

Have a proven track record in the fund management and renewable energy industries.

Confident in presenting and interacting with investors and senior management.

Able to compliment the strong culture imbedded in both the Firm and specific to the Climate Infrastructure platform.

Demonstrated capability with technology and ability to stay educated in the evolutions and structural movements within the broad climate infrastructure industry.

Able to clearly articulate strategy and investments across the team and to the Investment Committee

Able to collaborate with teams of internal and external resources providing commercial judgement across the legal, tax, and financial analysis

You should have at least a bachelor's degree and a strong academic background

Track record in following negotiations for equity and project level documentation: SPAs, shareholder agreements, construction supply and operational agreements, debt agreements, etc.

Highly numerate with developed quantitative capabilities. Demonstrable financial analysis, modeling and evaluation skills are critical. A deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, leveraged finance / project finance modeling and equity structuring is preferred.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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