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Director Project Finance

S&P Global New York, United States
Posted 23 days ago Permanent Competitive
Director Project Finance
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
13 The Role: Director, Global Infrastructure/Project Finance North America - S&P Global Ratings

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 13

The Location: New York, NY; Toronto, CA considered

The Team: You will be an important member of a team based in New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Denver. The team is dedicated to project financings, focusing on a wide range of infrastructure assets including toll roads, managed lanes, airports, social accommodation and contracted single-asset power. You will work closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists, not only on our team but across other teams in the Americas that rate project financings that are often structured as public private partnerships. You will report to the manager based in San Francisco and have day to day responsibility to coach, mentor and manage a small group of analysts that cover a subset of our team's portfolio.

Project finance experience is a critical pre-requisite. In addition to this professional background is the personal and cultural fit. S&P Global's culture can be described as highly integrated & collegiate, as a firm we work supporting each other to deliver the best solutions to clients. We also work across time zones and teams to share knowledge and resources.

The Impact: At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence. S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk. By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps the infrastructure industry create projects that benefit federal state cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to further expand analytical excellence on an ongoing basis as we aim to encompass achievement within a working environment that is rewarding, stimulating and where there is a constant focus on building skills and competencies through learning.

Infrastructure is one of the fastest growing sectors of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth.
To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis, modeling and financial forecasting and have a knack for problem solving. High attention to detail is also critical as is experience in reviewing and analyzing standard project finance documents including term sheets, concession agreements, independent engineering reports and market studies.

As a Lead Analyst you will establish and maintain relationships with debt issuers, intermediaries, and investors. Your ability to confidently and knowledgably respond to analytic questions, as well as to credibly and consistently represent S&P in management meetings in industry outreach and the media will have a significant impact on the organization as a whole. More specifically, you will:
  • Act as primary analyst for around a dozen credits
  • Provide supervision on a broad portfolio of credits, ensuring a consistently high level of analytic quality
  • Review, critique, and provide analytic feedback on analysis and publishing performed by analysts on your team
  • Supervise the relationship with issuers in the portfolio
  • As a lead analyst support your sub-team by example - championing ratings quality and consistency.
  • Provide financial modeling due diligence and forecasting necessary to create an independent, S&P financial forecast for existing and new issuers.
  • Chair credit committees, insuring consistent application of our project finance methodology.
  • In coordination with your manager, communicate S&P thought leadership and credit themes via publications, speeches, conference presentations, and media interviews
  • Be a problem solver
  • Provide analytical training and coaching
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree holder of Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or similar
  • Solid experience (7 to 10 years) within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, rating agency, or an audit company working in the field of financial analysis, preferably in credit
  • Strong analytical skills with a detailed understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts
  • Proficiency/familiarity in reading typical project finance legal documents .
  • Deep understanding of the power, utilities and infrastructure asset classes
  • Proficiency with financial models, credit metric calculations and the ability to maintain accuracy and be detail oriented while complying with strict and tight deadlines
  • Strong adherence to analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits
  • Possess the ability to motivate, coach and train analytical staff in a constructive manner
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with excellent time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excel skills (including formulas, VLOOKUP's, pivot tables, data, filters)
  • Diligent and intellectually curious, self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or Master's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Mathematics and/or recognized designation like the CF
  • Strong proficiency with Excel & VBA, financial models and financial data
  • Strong PowerPoint and database application skills
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, MATLAB, Python, R or VBA)
  • Prior experience with data analysis. Knowledge of SQL and experience in databases such as Oracle, Sybase, or Access would be helpful
Compensation/Benefits Information : (This section is only applicable to US candidates)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $125,900 to $250,300. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here.

About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

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What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 300804
Posted On: 2024-06-18
Location: New York, New York, United States
Job ID  300804
New York, United States
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We accelerate progress: Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of...
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