Associate, Global Infrastructure & Power, Global Investment Banking (Calgary, Alberta)

CIBC Capital Markets
Calgary, Alberta
Annual base salary with competitive year-end bonus
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Job Function
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate, Global Infrastructure & Power, Global Investment Banking (Calgary, Alberta)

We’re on a mission to continue the build-out of the relationship-focused bank of the future and we’re looking for the passionate team members who can get us there. Our distinct culture is built on a shared commitment to do what’s right for our clients, our people, and our communities, and we strive for excellence in everything we do. Because life at CIBC is not only what you do, but how you do it.

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About Our Group 

Our Global Investment Banking group supports corporate, government and institutional clients with strategic advice, equity and debt fundraising, and corporate finance advisory services such as mergers and acquisitions.  Our vision is to be the preferred capital markets banking partner to our clients, across multiple products and services.

The Calgary-based Global Infrastructure & Power (“GIP”), Investment Banking office focuses primarily on infrastructure clients that operate in the renewable and thermal power, pipelines, midstream energy infrastructure and utilities subsectors.  Our landscape is fast changing and requires us to assist our clients in:

  • Integrating new power sources into their businesses, such as solar, wind, and hydro;
  • Capitalizing on new technologies, such as power storage, carbon capture, and hydrogen;
  • Financing infrastructure to deliver Canadian energy, such as liquified natural gas, to global buyers; and
  • Positioning their businesses for resiliency and investor engagement.

With guidance from Managing Directors or Directors, you will complete assignments that impact the firm's bottom line through transaction and financing execution, client relationship support, industry and company research, and contributing to the overall communication flow across our global offices.  The role provides you with steep learning and an ability to observe and influence the strategic direction of our clients’ businesses with exposure to company executives and board of directors.

How You’ll Succeed 

Associates on the GIP team will be expected to provide a broad range of analytical, research and presentation preparation support to all the professionals within their group.  Typically, Associates are assigned to a variety of transactions and advisory projects and must have strong prioritization and multi-tasking capabilities.

Applying your strengths in quantitative analysis to create and direct complex financial analysis and models while extracting the “big picture” implications of such analysis will be critical to your success.

The role of an Associate is challenging and fast-paced.  It requires dedication, passion for the industry and a very solid work ethic. You must be able to accept flexibility in required personal time commitments to complete work assignments.

As part of the Global Infrastructure & Power deal team, you will gain exposure to working with individuals from various groups across the firm globally. A team approach to executing coverage, M&A advisory and financing assignments is designed to provide progressive on the job training.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Assist in executing all facets of the group’s mandates.
  • Conduct industry research and analysis to assist in the identification and/or analysis of investment banking business opportunities
  • Play a key role in the preparation of client proposals and “pitchbooks” and the execution of client mandates:
    • Develop and audit sophisticated financial models
    • Participate in cross functional teams and liaising with other units of CIBC Capital Markets in executing mandates or preparing proposals for clients
    • Prepare industry and financial analysis to assist with the development of client recommendations
    • Lead industry comparable value and transaction precedent analyses
  • Assist in company due diligence investigations
  • Support senior investment banking colleagues and directing and training analyst teammates
  • Take advantage of in depth technical and industry knowledge, as well as the geopolitical environment to generate transaction ideas/opportunities that can be discussed with the relevant relationship manager and deal/coverage teams

Relationship Building –  Grow your internal and external networks by participating in the following activities:

  • Coordinating client-focused and/or deal-focused “brainstorming” sessions with relevant team members and product specialists
  • Liaising with other units of CIBC Capital Markets in preparing proposals for clients
  • Developing relationships and actively communicate with various appropriate contacts at our clients
  • Developing and maintaining an internal network with product groups, other business groups, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining an external network with the market (i.e. key stakeholders, prospects, etc.)
  • Supporting CIBC’s image through involvement in community activities and
  • Actively managing and mentoring the Analysts that work with you and providing regular feedback to them 

Who You Are

  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability.
  • You are success-oriented. Extremely dedicated and motivated individual with high career aspirations. Must be capable of assuming high levels of responsibility within short time frames. Success to you is helping solve and execute on the complex financial and strategic needs of our clients.
  • Education You’ve Completed. Finance, accounting, mathematics, computer science or economics undergraduate degree. Completion of an CA or CFA, is preferred and an MBA or Masters in Finance is an asset.
  • Industry Experience. 2 to 4 years of previous experience in one or more of corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, project financing, and investment review.  Experience must have included meaningful financial modeling and analysis. Working knowledge of the energy infrastructure, utilities and/or power sectors is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Financial Skills. Excellent analytical ability including demonstrated knowledge of valuation techniques and practices, including cash flow and returns analysis. Knowledge of accounting principles relating to financial statement preparation and business combinations.
  • Technical Skills (Programs, Methodologies, Systems). Strong quantitative technical skills as it relates to basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), industry technology (FactSet, Bloomberg) and other applicable software.
  • Collaborative and Professional. Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills in order to develop, manage and leverage relationships with clients, and internal and/or external business partners. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills sufficient to provide detailed explanation and interpretation of factual and conceptual information and ideas related to complex technical and conceptual issues. Unquestioned professionalism, ethics and reputation and proven ability to exercise strong independent judgment when making business decisions and/or representing CIBC Capital Markets.

What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:

  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture
  • Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity across our global offices
  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through  ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, employee banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan

What You Need to Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit
  • Often required to work beyond normal business hours and with some travel required
  • Required to make frequent decisions in a fast paced work environment
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