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Structured Finance Analyst

Req ID:  114004

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
 
Solar penetration is less than 1%, but just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
SunPower is a solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best solar technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency, and performance. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption. Through design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring, SunPower provides its world-class solar solutions to residential and commercial customers across the U.S.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 2,500 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
 
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. SunPower welcomes the forward thinkers, the future savers of the world, the freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy.

 

 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

We are seeking an individual who will be part of SunPower’s successful Structured Finance team which executes financing strategies for the deployment of solar loans and lease/PPAs for the acquisition of SunPower solar energy systems, or its output, by our Customers.

 

The individual in this position will gain an understanding of all aspects of the renewable energy Structured Finance market, including tax incentivized finance structures, warehouse lending facilities, term debt and public securitizations.  The individual will create, structure, and manage financial models for portfolios of residential solar systems, as well as help negotiate and execute transaction documents. The person will provide support to the other members of the residential business team such as SunPower sales/ product development/ operations to develop and explain financing strategies best suited to the objectives and limitations of the situation.

 

The ideal candidate will understand tax equity and/or how a lending business works.  Additionally, an ideal candidate will have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and a keen desire to work with the leading finance providers in this industry to broaden access to solar to a greater share of the U.S. market. Experience in the energy industry is a plus but is not required.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements –

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, engineering or related field
  • 0-3 years’ work experience in energy or finance
  • Knowledge of complex valuation and financing/economic modeling
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, VBA and PowerPoint, and highly skilled with other MS Office products

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

A degree in finance, accounting, engineering or other relevant field is required. Knowledge of project/ structured finance, leasing, equipment finance, consumer lending or renewable energy is a plus but is not required. A deep understanding of the following is expected:

  • Strong math and computer skills
  • Experience performing financial modeling and an understanding of financial concepts (ROI, IRR, NPV)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of applications, especially Excel
  • Strong communication skills

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must demonstrate the skills necessary to learn and support the Structured Finance and SunPower business units to creatively structure and execute successful solar energy financings and to build internal and external partnerships. Excellent analytical and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required.
  • Work-skill samples will be required as part of the candidate appraisal and review process.

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

  • This position is based in Richmond, CA and may require some travel.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.


EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

 

 

 

SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Warehouse, Manufacturing

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