AIFA Advisor (2929)

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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 12/10/2017

ENGIE North America Inc. Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


ENGIE is a global energy company, a leading provider of electricity, natural gas, and energy services. With 154,950 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide, ENGIE achieved revenue of 69.9 billion in 2015. ENGIE is committed to being a leader in the energy transition.

We are looking for talented and motivated people to create the future of energy. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity, and help us meet the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.

The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (AIFA) team is a fast-paced group that is closely involved in major transactions and strategic initiatives undertaken by the ENGIE group in North America. As an integral part of this team, the AIFA Advisor is responsible for supporting the valuation and risk analysis of new projects (including developing financial models) and for supporting the structuring and execution of M&A and project financing transactions.

Reports to
Head of AIFA

Houston / AIFA

Vacancy Status
Local Contract Only


Essential Job Functions
Develop and maintain financial models to support investment decisions, following group guidelines. Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and correct incorporation of relevant inputs to such models. Propose and implement relevant sensitivity analysis for investment files.
Ensure compliance with investment guidelines and methodology, including adherence to global AIFA procedures.
Develop, analyze, evaluate and recommend financial options and proposals as they relate to a business development project or other funding needs.
Advise internal stakeholders in understanding appropriate risk allocation, bankability of terms and conditions of various project contracts and provide general structuring advice and optimization of returns throughout the business development process.
Assist the business development decision making process.
Support internal approvals process for new economic commitments and associated financing arrangements.
Support the structuring, negotiation and execution of financing documents for medium to large size transactions, in accordance with best project finance practices of the ENGIE group.
Develop presentations for lender and management updates/discussions.
Identify main project economic and financial risks and advise on the appropriate mitigation factors and definition of appropriate contingencies.
Support the valuation of existing assets as part of annual asset impairment testing.
Carry out other duties as assigned.

Proven flexible team player who works well with others
Commercial acumen with good understanding of accounting topics and tax structures
Strong communication and presentation skills
Good understanding of the key aspects of project finance and M&A transactions, including exposure to structuring and closing transactions.
Ability to multitask and to work effectively under pressure
Behavioral capabilities: self-motivated, problem solving, strong personality and leadership, common sense, and sense of humor
Outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated expertise in developing and utilizing detailed, Excel-based, financial models

Essential Physical Abilities
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.
Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines and possibly calls outside of traditional US business hours.
Some domestic and international travel may be required.
Could involve some lifting up to 20 pounds.

Five to seven years of experience conducting energy industry M&A and project finance transactions at an investment bank, private equity fund or strategic energy company.
Bachelors degree required with Finance or Economics major, professional qualification such as CFA, CIMA, ACA, ACCA (or equivalent) or MBA preferred.
CFA progress or aspiration is a plus.
Experience supporting the valuation and financing efforts for a bid, supporting a project financing to financial close and / or supporting an M&A transaction to close.

Working Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.