Concessions Finance Analyst/Associate

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Date: 01-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:369484 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


Location: Flexible in North-America


Job Title :  Concessions Finance Associate 


Support and assist the Concessions Director in PPP project financing/ equity investments/ rail infrastructure development for all financing aspects of the structuring of PPP project pursuits/bids in North America from project origination and all project phases (Pre-RFQ/RFQ/RFP/Financial Close), with the ultimate objective to secure fully committed financing for PPP bids to be submitted on time and as requested in the customers’ RFP, on as competitive a basis as is possible while adhering to the internal governance requirements of all the parties including Alstom golden rules.


Main Responsibilities:

- Support and assist in review and preparation of the financial component of PPP bids in collaboration with consortium partners (i.e., business plan, contractual comments, financing scheme)

- Support and assist in preparation and submission of all financial deliverables and internal reporting/approvals required during each phase of the project bid (RFQ, RFP, Preferred Proponent to Financial Close)

- Develop analysis of equity providers, debt providers with a comparative study that are matching the Alstom golden rules and ethic & compliance rules

- Support in the analysis to develop an optimal commercial and financial structure for the Project as it pertains to the financing / bid strategy and risk profile of the Project

- Coordination of the external advisors/parties linked to the Consortium Finance Workgroup, Interface with Tender Control and Corporate Risk Management and other support functions internally and externally

- Coordination of due diligence process and the interaction with potential funders/lenders, investors and/or underwriters

- Review and analyze the Project documents and Financing documents

- Review and analyze the main elements of the financial package and consortium agreements (e.g., Construction, O&M, Interface, security package, etc.), while remaining within Alstom golden rules.

- Support in building, structuring, analyzing and optimizing the financial model in collaboration with our Financial Advisor.

- Prepare true and detailed comments/summaries/reports for all financial aspects of the project pursuit/bid to reporting line.



Education/Experience Requirements:


- Undergraduate Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering

- 2-3 years of experience in Project Finance

- Any previous experience in the PPP business is required, which can include (but not limited to) industrials, developers, construction companies, advisors, lenders, equity investors

- Some knowledge of contractual, financial and legal aspects of a PPP project

- Strong academic background

- Fluent in English


Desirable: Experience in PPP project finance / development in the railway sector, or other PPP sectors (e.g., social, transportation, etc.) for global infrastructure projects


Competencies & Skills:

- Understanding complex contractual organization and the financial objective to be achieved for closing PPP projects

- Experience in standard PPP project finance documentation including advisory and arranging mandates, project finance term sheet, equity investment letters, subcontract heads of terms agreements/contracts, other consortium and project agreements

- Familiar with finance related project due diligence including Lender Technical Advisor, tax and accounting, model auditor due diligence

- Financial modeling in Microsoft Excel, including understanding and building models, analyzing and working on complex models produced by financial advisors

- Team oriented self-starter with ability to manage multiple assignments while meeting tight deadlines

- Strong coordination skills, analytical skills and attention to detail

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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