BlackRock Colombia Infrastructure Debt - Vice President

  • Competitive
  • Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 27 Sep 16

BlackRock Colombia Infrastructure Debt - Vice President

Business Unit Overview:
BlackRock has an opportunity for a qualified candidate to join the Global Infrastructure Debt team within BlackRock Alternative Strategies. The Global Infrastructure Debt team is a joint venture between BlackRock's Alternatives Strategies Group and the Fixed Income Investment team.
BlackRock's Infrastructure Debt platform focuses primarily on long-lived assets providing essential public services in the global marketplace. The types of infrastructure assets targeted include power generation and transmission, midstream gas storage & pipelines, water and waste treatment facilities, transportation projects, telecom, and hospitals, courthouses, and universities.

Job Purpose/Background:
BlackRock has an opportunity for a qualified candidate to join the Global Infrastructure Debt team as a Vice President in Bogota, Colombia. The role will report into the Head of BlackRock's Infrastructure Business in Colombia and have responsibility for assisting in the implementation of BlackRock's infrastructure strategy in Colombia and broader Latin America. He/she will assist in the origination, structuring, execution and management of investments in local debt for public infrastructure projects in Colombia.

Key Responsibilities:
• Deal origination and structuring
• Deal assessment and execution. This will include coordinating and conducting due diligence, financial review, preparation of presentation materials for investment committee, documentation review and negotiation, etc.
• Financial modeling: running and developing financial models in order to analyze project opportunities
• Assist in the management of investments in the portfolio
• Market research, including research on potential investments, policy, competitors, technology, etc.

Development Value:
This role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to join a high profile, fast growing and dynamic business within the world's largest asset manager:
• Significant exposure to projects/deals
• Exposure to an experienced senior team with strong team values
• A collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment
• A strong brand in the fund management industry

Knowledge/Experience:
Candidates will have experience in the financial and / or infrastructure debt industry focusing on project finance. Experience in Colombian infrastructure debt is required, with broader Latin American infrastructure debt experience preferred. To be effective in the role candidates should have the following background and experience:
• At least 5 years of experience originating and executing project finance / infrastructure debt investments in Colombia and Latin America, specifically in the 4G concession program.
• A thorough understanding of project finance structuring and documentation, including construction arrangements and contracts, and off-take / concession contracts
• Strong credit analysis skills and ability to determine relative value of investment opportunities
• Experience in negotiating transaction terms & conditions and documentation
• Highly numerate with demonstrable financial modeling and evaluation skills. In particular, a good understanding of cash flow modeling is important
• Able to manage workload effectively and deliver quality work on schedule
• Highly rated in their career to date
• English and Spanish language skills are a requirement
• Enthusiasm and commitment to working in a friendly, entrepreneurial, team environment
• Demonstrated research, analytical, and presentation-drafting skills

Skills/Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, economics, mathematics/statistics, or a related field
• Advanced degree preferred
• Strong financial modeling skills

Competencies:
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work independently, while also participating collaboratively as part of a team
• Highest standards of personal conduct, professional performance and business ethics


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