Infrastructure and Project Finance Director (f/m) in Berlin

Scope Ratings AG
Berlin, Germany
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Your tasks & responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis and research on new and existing infrastructure and project finance transactions in different sectors
  • Perform analysis both at the equity and the debt level. Analysis involves quantitative and qualitative aspects and may require visiting project sites around Europe
  • Proficiently study project agreement, associated contracts and in general all relevant documentation, in the context of the legal framework, as well as key project parties, their roles, and incentives to identify structural strengths and weaknesses of the credit exposure to be rated
  • Define stress assumptions for the assessment of performance under credit impairment event scenarios
  • Modify and run project cash-flow models to incorporate the relevant stresses and obtain the expected loss under stress of rated instruments under different scenarios
  • Contribute to building a strong analytical framework for infrastructure and project finance by defining the application of Scope's project finance rating methodology to different sectors and project types
  • Produce opinionated rating reports and sector research, demonstrating Scope's fundamental understanding of credit risk in the context of infrastructure and project finance and its trends
  • Participate in rating committees as lead analyst or independent member
  • Support investor, issuer, and sponsor outreach presenting and explaining Scope's methodology and analytical approach at meetings, conferences, and dedicated workshops
  • Act as primary point-of-contact for at least one relevant project finance sector (e.g. energy, infrastructure, transportation, social infrastructure), with both internal and external counterparts

Your professional profile

  • Master's degree in engineering complemented with the rigorous education in finance (preferred); or master's degree in business, economics or finance. MBA preferred. CFA preferred.
  • 10+ years of post-graduate professional experience, of which 5+ years of experience in a large rating agency, a bank, a financial advisory or an investor's credit risk team, with a clear focus on infrastructure and project finance
  • In-depth knowledge of and relevant experience in energy, infrastructure and/or social infrastructure
  • Familiarity with the diverse types of funding options in project finance such as term loans, project bonds, revolving facilities
  • Knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks
  • Ability to understand and identify key risk factors and to generate robust rating rationale
  • Proficiency in English both written and spoken, other European languages would be a plus

Your personal profile

  • Outstanding resource investigation capacity, able to process large amounts of documentation quickly and accurately
  • Highly analytical, with an edge for strategy, fundamental and quantitative analysis
  • Able to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Confident and professional appearance and high social and communication skills
  • Accountable and reliable person of highest integrity
  • Willingness to take responsibility with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Open to relocation in Berlin

We offer a challenging job with responsibilities in an internationally oriented company with a 15-year history. A friendly, open-minded team with a flat hierarchy awaits you and you will directly report to the Head of Project Finance Ratings. We make quality visible - join us and take part!


We look forward to learning more about you from your convincing application. Please apply online using our application tool quoting the reference “20170222 “. Please note: For non-EU applicants, a valid work and residence permit is a prerequisite for this job position.