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Associate Director/Director - Global Infrastructure and Project Finance - San Francisco

Fitch Inc
San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Job Code
    44259
At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch's ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Associate Director/Director - Global Infrastructure and Project Finance - San Francisco

The Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (aka GIG) covers approximately 550 credits primarily across transportation (airports, toll roads, seaports and rail), energy (thermal and renewable power, oil & gas and transmission), social infrastructure, sports facilities and UK whole business securitization. The group comprises approximately 70 analysts, based in Fitch's offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, Bogot, Monterrey, Ciudad del Mxico and Sydney.

Fitch Ratings is seeking a senior credit analyst with at least 7-10 years of solid project finance related experience in the energy sector. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on the analysis and rating of infrastructure and project finance transactions, in particular those related to Wind, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Solar, and Transmission among other energy sectors in the US and Canada. This role will have the opportunity to take a lead role analyzing some cutting-edge transactions and be part of a growing credit team in the ever-evolving infrastructure space. It's an exciting time to work the GIG as significant investments in the energy sector are resulting in a diversity of new and interesting credits to provide independent evaluations on.

Responsibilities will primarily include:

Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing North American transactions.
Evaluating innovative credit structures and participating in global criteria development.
Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused reports/presentations.
Gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports, and contributing to special research reports.
In conjunction with senior members of the team, the candidate will meet with senior management of entities and/or project sponsors, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce these ratings and reports for general publication.
The position has high visibility and solid growth potential. The GIG North America group covers over 300 public and private issuers in the US and Canada.

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration preferred.
Proven project finance and infrastructure credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc.
Solid writing and verbal communication skills.
Excellent modelling skills and thorough familiarity with spreadsheet-based financial models.
Ability to read and fully comprehend complex structures and to ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

UNITED STATES ONLY: As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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Posted: 2022-09-17 Expires: 2022-10-16
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