AIFA Senior Analyst (Investment & Project Finance Senior Analyst)

Requisition ID:  8123

Houston, TX, US, 77056

Investment & Project Finance Senior Analyst (AIFA)


At ENGIE, we are investing today in the low carbon energy systems of tomorrow. We are committed to accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world and we have set our targets accordingly. Our 2030 goals include building an additional 80 GW of Renewables, adding 8 GW of low carbon distributed energy infrastructure, 10 GW of batteries, and developing 4 GW of Green Hydrogen capacity. To realize these ambitions, we plan to invest between $24-28 billion of growth Capex over 2023-2025. 


North America is one of the key geographic priorities of ENGIE and should make up a significant share of the Group’s growth capital to be deployed. We are therefore seeking to reinforce our US based Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (“AIFA”) team with talented Investment & Project Finance professionals.


The AIFA team plays a key role in reconciling ENGIE’s growth ambitions and long-term shareholder value creation objectives. Our role is to provide valuation and structuring guidance throughout the business development process and to secure the most competitive sources of funding for our projects.


The AIFA North America team is constituted of 20 investment specialists, located in Houston, TX and Chicago, IL. On a yearly basis the team typically works on over 100 investment files representing more than $20 billion of gross investments, raises $1 billion+ of Tax Equity, $0.5 billion+ of Common or Structured Equity, and $1+ billion of Project Finance or other forms of non-recourse financing.


What you’ll do:

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop business cases and provide supporting financial analyses to ENGIE’s Investment Committees for greenfield investment and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) projects
  • Work with internal stakeholders to provide valuation and structuring guidance throughout the business development process
  • Manage interactions with internal project stakeholders and external financial partners to drive the implementation of investment and acquisition financing plans. Senior team members will drive the structuring, negotiating, and execution of transactions and cultivate relationships with financial investors and/or lenders
  • Team members of all levels of seniority will develop and maintain detailed financial models for each transaction from the start of the development process through the successful closing of an investment or acquisition

Specific Job Functions

  • Provide valuation and structuring guidance throughout the business development process, advising on commercial agreements, risk allocation, bankability of contracts, financing alternatives, and expected investment returns
  • Lead the financial modeling and analysis supporting investment decisions for project development and acquisition opportunities
  • Manage internal stakeholders to maintain financial model assumptions, while retaining responsibility for the accuracy and correct incorporation of relevant inputs to such models
  • Present investment opportunities to ENGIE leadership, defend project economics and risks in review committees, and prepare the financial analysis required for Investment Committee
  • Identify and articulate main project economic and financial risks, advise on appropriate mitigation factors, and define appropriate contingencies
  • Lead as the finance single point of contact for the investment business case, centralizing accounting, tax, treasury, and corporate finance requirements
  • Develop creative financing strategies and drive the process of securing the most competitive sources of funding for our projects
  • Organize and conduct the process for financial partner/lender selection, including preparing teasers, CIMs, and participating in the outreach
  • Actively engage with prospective counterparties to clarify project valuation, risk allocation, assumptions and market perspectives
  • Negotiate the key financial terms of the transaction documents
  • Manage multiple parties including banks, consultants, lawyers as well as internal stakeholders to bring transactions to successful close
  • Actively contribute to the development of the AIFA team
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the team
  • Develop and document financing, valuation, and modeling best practices


What you bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Accounting, or Engineering
  • Masters, MBA, CFA, CPA, and/or equivalent certifications are an advantage
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience
  • Experience conducting investment analysis in the clean energy sector at a developer, fund, bank, or consultant
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and utilizing detailed financial models, including a project finance, and accounting component

Considered as an advantage

  • Knowledge of the US merchant power markets drivers and hedging instruments
  • Knowledge of Tax Equity structures and IRS requirements
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and IFRS accounting topics
  • Experience structuring and closing M&A and/or financing transactions, including reviewing, and negotiating legal documentation

General capabilities

  • Strong analytical skills, capability to drive insights from complex models
  • Strong communication skills, ability to summarize complex investment cases
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines and possibly calls outside of traditional US business hours
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Uncompromising ethics and urge to challenge the status quo
  • A self-driven individual capable of quickly learning new products, processes, and systems
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability Manage multiple assignments concurrently on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism 


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be available to travel domestically on limited occasions with the need for some overnight trips up to 15%
  • Ability to travel via airplane, car, and train as required
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record is required for travel and car rentals
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Ability to use a company computer to communicate via email and create presentations
  • 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 the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities 



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge? 

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.  


  • Salary Range: USD $85,575 - $149,490.00 annually 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus/incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits  


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.


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Business Unit:  T&G
Division:  T&G NORTHAM - Regional Hub
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston