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Climate Infrastructure, Private Markets Sydney - Associate

BlackRock, Inc.
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jul 31, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role

Role Description

The BlackRock Climate Infrastructure Team is looking to hire a junior investment professional in Sydney. This is an opportunity to join the investment team as an Associate with responsibility for deal execution, financial analysis, financial modelling, commercial negotiation, and portfolio management. The successful candidate will be investing capital on behalf of BlackRock's global Climate Infrastructure funds with a mandate to invest in Australia and other Asia Pacific markets, including Korea, Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand.

BlackRock's Climate Infrastructure team was founded in 2011 and has since raised and managed c.$11bn (USD) of capital on a global basis. This capital has been invested in a range of assets and companies globally, with a focus on solar, wind, battery and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The BlackRock Climate Infrastructure team comprises around 80 people in offices around the world.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Financial and technical analysis: building and running financial models, specifically being able to check, understand and dissect financial models to analyze project opportunities and carry out valuations both at a project and overall Fund level, using both external third-party models and internal financial tools.

• Understand the following technical risks and implications for investment: construction, technology, grid, macro factors, regulatory regime and electricity pricing.

• Portfolio management: management of investments in the portfolio, including ongoing interaction with the Technical, Finance and Operations teams. Leading efforts in portfolio optimization activities, such as contract renegotiation, management of commercial and credit-related issues, increasing revenue streams, etc.

• Investment Execution: executing and managing renewable energy and climate infrastructure project and company investments. This will include commercial negotiations, leading due diligence, financial review, presenting to investment committee and understanding investment risks from a commercial, technical, and financial perspective.

Skills, experience and education:

• Investment exposure on infrastructure and / or private equity deals, preferably with a focus on the renewables / climate sector

• Highly numerate with developed quantitative capabilities. Demonstrable financial analysis, modeling and evaluation skills are critical. A deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, leveraged finance / project fi nance modeling and equity structuring is preferred.

• Preference for candidates who have participated in a corporate finance analyst program at an investment bank and / or with buyside experience, seeking candidates with 3+ years of work experience

• Strong team values and someone who can thrive in a collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment

• Confident in presenting and interacting with investors and management

• Able to compliment the strong culture imbedded in both BlackRock and specific to the Climate Infrastructure platform

• Able to collaborate with teams of internal and external resources providing commercial judgement across legal, tax, and financial analysis

• You should have at least a bachelor's degree and a strong academic background

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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