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EIG/ERA LatAm - Vice President

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Economic and Financial Analysis

Job title

EIG/ERA LatAm - Vice President

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

EIG LatAm is the regional platform for the Energy & Infrastructure Group (“EIG”) (within the Energy and Real Assets division (“ERA”) in Latin America. As such, the team covers all sectors for EIG, notably: Power, Infrastructure, Mining and Oil & Gas (midstream and downstream). The team acts in several roles within these sectors, including project finance arranging and advisory. Key markets for the team are Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The team is responsible for originating and executing transactions within this platform, as well as monitoring our portfolio of assets and managing exposures.

EIG LatAm is seeking to recruit a Vice President to assist us in our growing business.


Main Responsibilities:

·         Direct involvement in the structuring, execution, closing and distribution of project finance transactions (including advisory mandates occasionally) in Latin America, including but not limited to: assistance in negotiation of term sheets / transaction documents, review and creation of financial models, review of due diligence (in coordination with lawyers, independent engineers, insurance advisor, accounting and tax advisors, and all necessary tasks involved in closing and funding successfully transactions.
·         Lead the internal credit process under the supervision of a transaction director and with the support of more junior team members. The candidate will be responsible for developing a thorough credit application and ensure a smooth review process with credit officers until approval;   
·         Communicate efficiently and professionally with clients, on all aspects of a transaction during the execution process all the way to funding.
·         Become familiar with the bank’s internal systems and procedures necessary to successfully process and close project finance transactions. Contribute to the integrity and accuracy of the bank’s data in our systems.    
·         In coordination with our Head of Portfolio, support the monitoring of risks and opportunities in the portfolio: assist in negotiating complex waivers, review and sign-off on annual reviews prepared by the more junior team members, identify financing optimization opportunities and maintain dialogue open with the sponsors of the project companies;
·         Supervise and coach junior staff in credit analysis and financial modelling. Act as a mentor and role model for junior staff;
·         Support the marketing effort by drafting financing proposals and pitch books, researching business opportunities in specific sectors, and performing other commercial duties to report on clients’ meetings.

Supplementary Information

A successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following characteristics:

·         Having strong interest in the Latin America region and good understanding of its credit cycles, and at times challenging political and/or regulatory environments;
·         Having strong analytical skills, especially in risk analysis, as well as a deep understanding of the contractual framework and documentation structure typical of non-recourse financings. Experience with senior-secured credit products;
·         Proven experience in managing the credit process for project finance transactions or for similar products;
·         Demonstrated team player able to take the lead on certain aspects of the transactions. Each task requires strong coordination not only within EIG LatAm team but also with other business lines and functions (e.g., credit department);
·         Ability to maintain/build trust relationships externally, such as with peers at clients’ level during deal execution, consultants, lawyers, etc., but also internally such as with credit officers;
·         Strong communication skills, verbally and written. Ability to express concisely complex concepts;
·         Ability to work under time pressure and to manage effectively tasks with competing priorities;
·         Conversational level in Spanish is a requirement. Portuguese is a plus. Knowledge of Latin America is a definite advantage.


Salary range: $150k - $200k

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Bachelor’s Degree

MBA or Masters preferred.

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


6+ years within banking industry and/or energy & infrastructure sectors

Required skills

Analytical skills

Credit analysis skills

Financial Modelling

Team player


Communication skills

Mentoring skills

Analytical skills

Credit analysis skills

Financial Modelling

Team player


Communication skills

Mentoring skills

Technical skills required

Fluent in English

Intermediate to Proficient in Spanish

Financial Modelling

Microsoft office products 


Conversational level in Spanish is a requirement. French and Portuguese is a plus.