Project Finance Principal

New York, San Francisco,, Seattle
2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Carbon Direct

Seattle, Washington, USA

Carbon Direct is decarbonizing the global economy. What is Carbon Direct? We are a team of scientists, engineers, and innovators with a ...

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Job Description

Join us on the journey to get to net zero

At Carbon Direct, we dedicate our scientific, software, and business expertise to empower organizations around the world to take climate action.

Our Mission
Enable organizations to reduce, remove, and utilize their emissions with carbon science
We are a purpose-driven carbon management firm dedicated to helping organizations around the world reach their climate goals. We make carbon science accessible and actionable with our end-to-end platform.

Global citizens with global impact
Whether a scientist, developer, or carbon markets expert, we are united by our mission to take climate action now. We are experts in our fields and we act with confidence. Located across 4 countries and 10+ states in the U.S., we offer both remote-friendly work options and dynamic, in-person experiences with offices located in Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.

Diverse backgrounds bring diverse perspectives
We recognize that teams with diverse backgrounds and different experiences are powerful. Bringing together a variety of perspectives only enhances how we can effectively address the climate crisis. Together, we are creating an environment where everyone is celebrated and anyone can succeed.


What we're looking for

We are seeking an expert, mid-career professional with experience in project finance and deal structuring in carbon markets, energy finance or related fields to help our firm increase the supply of carbon removal for the market. 


Responsibilities

  • Develop the supply pipeline and due diligence for project finance deals in the carbon market
  • Develop partnerships and commercial terms with debt and equity financing partners 
  • Originate and develop deals with suppliers and project developers of carbon management and carbon removal technologies
  • Build financial models that accurately reflect the terms of offtake contracts, various financing vehicles, and wholesale market dynamics, incorporating technical project qualities, offtake contract structure, and financial structure, including tax equity and back leverage
  • Lead deal structuring and negotiations, developing the capital stack and offtake agreements 
  • Assist in presenting deals to the executive team for approval of bid structures

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in banking and project finance for carbon markets, natural resources, energy, and/or comparable experience in business development and deal structuring from the supply side of power, utilities or a related industry
  • Track record of developing strategic relationships across industries 
  • Superior communication, negotiation, and analytical skills; able to meet informational needs across a wide range of actors
  • Flexibility and problem solving
  • Particular aptitude in in financial modelling in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong people skills
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starting approach



Benefits

While we love our work, our lives aren’t defined by it. At Carbon Direct, we offer a robust benefits package that considers the whole person, their partners, and their families – and we’re always looking to improve.

Our U.S. benefits* include:
Comprehensive nationwide medical, dental, and vision coverage. See a preview of our coverage here.
Time off as needed: Flexible vacation policy and ten company-wide holidays, plus annual winter break between Christmas and New Year's
16 weeks of fully paid parental and family leave with no tenure requirement
Remote-friendly work culture with annual company-wide retreats
Reimbursement for your work-from-home setup

*These benefits apply to U.S.-based employees only. Employees outside of the U.S. receive benefits that vary by country. To learn more, contact people@carbon-direct.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Carbon Direct selects and approaches the climate crisis, as well as the creativity and applicability of Carbon Direct's advisory and investment work.

Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.

Carbon Direct

Seattle, Washington, USA

Carbon Direct is decarbonizing the global economy. What is Carbon Direct? We are a team of scientists, engineers, and innovators with a ...

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