Associate, Energy Markets


New York, NY, USA
Posted on September 5, 2023

Who We Are

CleanCapital is a diversified clean energy investment platform. We deploy a unique approach—underpinned by industry-leading technology—to make attractive investments in distributed generation solar and energy storage. In just over four years, CleanCapital has become one of the leading owner-operators of commercial & industrial (C&I) solar in the U.S. CleanCapital was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.

Location of Position

This position is a fully remote position, with the option of having a hybrid work schedule if located near our NYC or Buffalo office locations.

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to join a top-notch, collaborative team of professionals
  • Fantastic team environment and collaborative culture
  • Professional development opportunities to grow into an industry leader
  • 100% paid for  benefits plus 401k matching program
  • Competitive Salary. The range for this position is {$115,000 – $150,000} plus a performance based bonus

Our Commitment to Diversity

CleanCapital is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable workforce reflective of our community while also valuing each persons’ unique perspective, skills, and experiences. CleanCapital does not discriminate against any individual’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or nationality and is committed to promoting a more just and inclusive world through intentional policies and actions.

Covid Vaccination Policy

At CleanCapital, we value and prioritize a safe work environment and require all employees who will be physically entering any CleanCapital office to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. Employee’s will be expected to attend 2+ in person team meetings on an annual basis.

Position Summary

This position will support CleanCapital as it acquires and operates solar and battery storage assets in new/changing energy markets, state programs, or ISOs/RTOs. The Associate will be responsible for determining how solar and battery storage assets will operate in particular energy markets, calculating the potential revenues for assets, and indicating any key risks or considerations in these new markets. Where prudent, the Associate will also find and cultivate local energy experts that can bring clarity to unresolved questions. The Associate will also work on corporate strategy, determining which markets are best-matched for CleanCapital’s investment parameters and overall corporate valuation. The Associate will report to the Director of Investments, but will have the opportunity to work across disciplines, supporting our acquisitions, investments, capital markets, business development, and asset management groups. CleanCapital is an exciting and dynamic startup atmosphere and the Associate will receive best-in-class experience on how to underwrite and invest in distributed energy assets.

Core Responsibilities

  • Research energy markets, renewable energy credit markets, or state programs that provide or underpin CleanCapital solar and storage assets.
  • Assist in preparation of Excel-based financial models for CleanCapital’s asset acquisition and financing transactions.
  • Assist the Director of Investments in developing both internal and external memos and presentations including market forecasts and deal investment memos, focusing on identified deal opportunities, risks, and mitigants.
  • Coordinate among third party advisors with respect to all due diligence inquiries.
  • Support the investment and policy teams with research into specific programs and strategic growth areas.
  • Job description may evolve over time

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Technical Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience  in power and renewables, utilities and electric power markets, or project finance and mergers & acquisitions.
  • Familiarity with utility retail tariff design, solar net metering, wholesale energy markets, and ISO capacity markets / resource adequacy.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and forecasting, namely linear regressions.
  • Experience in the creation and modification of sophisticated Excel based models including financial statement models and valuations/LBO/DCF models.
  • Experience managing and/or coordinating complex transactions with multiple stakeholders and advisors.

Psychosocial Skills /Human Skills/Behavioral Skills

  • Must have the ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop sound conclusions.
  • Proven ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Project management skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to take ideas and run with them from concept to conclusion.
  • Exceptional verbal and writing communication skills with superiors, peers, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical demands of this job require an individual to be able to work at a computer for most of the day, be able to participate in conference calls and travel to team retreats on a time-to-time basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Conditions

If working remotely, your work environment is what you make of it, however CleanCapital encourages everyone to have a dedicated workspace that, for the most part, can be free of distractions. If working in one of our Corporate Offices, the work environment is usually quiet (normal city traffic noises are common), a blend of artificial and natural light, temperate and generally supports a collaborative work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

CleanCapital provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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