Director, Infrastructure, North America Project Finance

S&P Global
New York, USA
Oct 09, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global, is the world's foremost provider of essential financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.

The Role:
We are currently recruiting a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our growing and dynamic Global Infrastructure Ratings Practice as a Director/Lead Analyst based in our San Francisco office focused on the North American Energy P3 and project finance infrastructure sector.

Key Responsibilities:
As a Director/Lead Analyst within the Global Infrastructure Practice you will be responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, developing leading analytical research and ratings, resolving client needs, and taking a lead role in external meetings and communications related to rated debt issuers. Specifically, in this role, you will:
• Manage a broad portfolio of large energy infrastructure credits focused on power, toll roads, social accommodation, and transport projects, ensuring a consistently high level of analytic quality; act as Primary Analyst on a selected number of high profile credits
• Review, critique, and provide analytic feedback on analysis and publishing performed by junior analysts
• Oversee the relationship with issuers in the portfolio
• Create and leverage effective internal partnerships, especially with other senior analysts in the Global Infrastructure Practice focused on P3 and project finance coverage
• Develop and communicate S&P Global Ratings thought leadership and credit themes via publications, speeches, conference presentations, and media interviews
• Help develop leaders at all levels by providing analytical training and coaching
• Credibly champion S&P Global Ratings analytic views

The Career Opportunity:
As a Director/Lead Analyst, you are working as part of the high growth Global Infrastructure Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. As part of team of skilled infrastructure and project finance professionals, the Lead Analyst typically maintains analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated project finance issuers in the U.S. and Canada. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations, repeat analytical contact with rated entities' senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on more complex and higher profile issuers in the P3 and project finance sector, as well as play a key role in investor outreach. Our Directors/Lead Analysts often act as spokespersons and are considered senior analytical leaders in sector teams.

The Team / Business:
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria, predominantly for project finance and corporate debt issuers. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

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 people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
• With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.

• Bachelor's degree required, Advanced degree or CFA strongly preferred
• 10+ years of experience in financial services or capital markets
• Strong project finance background gained in a transactional, analytical or credit role
• Deep analytical skills and capital markets knowledge; LNG, refining, midstream and energy infrastructure interests and experience a strong plus
• Be equipped to ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits
• Possess the ability to coach and mentor junior analytical staff in a constructive manner
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must

Compensation/Benefits Information:
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $154,000 to $188,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

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

About Company Statement:
S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency, and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

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.

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

Job ID: 264253
Posted On: 2021-09-28
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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