Director- Alternative Energy Finance

Capital One
New York, New York, United States
Sep 19, 2023
Oct 19, 2023
Full Time
NYC 299 Park Avenue (22957), United States of America, New York, New York

Director- Alternative Energy Finance

The Underwriting and Portfolio Management organization is responsible for working with internal partners to underwrite new transactions and manage the existing portfolio of loans. Our Underwriters and Portfolio Managers balance supporting the Commercial's Bank's growth and ensuring we have a scalable, well-managed business. This role supports the Renewable Energy, Underwriting and Portfolio Management team.

The Line of Business is focused primarily on Tax Equity transactions in the Renewables sector including wind, solar, storage and other forms of renewable investment.

As a Lead Underwriter & Portfolio Manager, you are considered a deep subject matter expert in credit risk management or commercial lending for a specific line of business. In addition to performing your responsibilities autonomously, you may play a leadership role across deal teams by guiding or shaping less experienced associates. You are trusted to complete complex transactions or solve more unique problems because of your experience and job specific skills.

Primary underwriting responsibilities may include:
  • Lead and compile due diligence to draw conclusions on material current and future risks and mitigates; identify performance drivers, project future performance, and anticipate ability to repay debt; apply industry research across transactions and share key takeaways across the organization
  • Lead transaction execution efforts including oversight of junior members, providing feedback, and coaching and developing less experienced member of the team
  • Leverage deep expertise in industry trends and market analysis to present findings and potential opportunities to senior management with ease
  • Anticipate questions that will be raised during deal review and approval meetings
  • Assist and develop procedures to ensure less experienced team members understand financial statement analysis and cash flow analysis
  • Review financial models independently and incorporate complex structures or nuances
  • Propose appropriate structuring options in tandem with deal team
  • Interpret pricing model outputs in context of business return hurdles and consider areas for increasing returns
  • Write and prepare all parts of the credit approval document independently; identify need for supplemental analysis and discussion; review work of less experienced members of the team
  • Oversee closing process requirements; review closing memo
  • Lead documentation process and negotiate provisions of term sheets, commitment letters, and fee letters with internal and external counsel as well as clients
  • Independently lead all aspects of process for complex deals, including special circumstances, higher approval requirements, and setting overall expectations

Primary portfolio or asset management responsibilities may include:
  • Manage most complex or highest risk portfolio of accounts independently including amendments, refinancing, and recaps; review portfolios of less experienced team members; review and monitor health of portfolio accounts, drive customer retention and performance against expectations
  • Proactively anticipate issues, draw parallels from other accounts to own account; resolve problem accounts in partnership with other teams and specialists
  • Review and approve annual reviews and both material and non-material modifications
  • Facilitate and leads quarterly portfolio reviews; prepare watch and criticized reports for quarterly meetings & annual reviews
  • Review past due reporting, covenants, and payments and remediate with the appropriate party
  • Ensure portfolio data is accurate, timely, and complete to ensure strong quality and reporting capabilities

Additional Responsibilities may include:
  • Build relationships across function and business to foster collaboration between partner groups
  • Interact directly with customers to cultivate strong relationships while balancing risk and return
  • Consult with legal or Special Assets Department
  • Mentor and train rotational analysts and new hires
  • Participate in internal initiatives to ensure the business is well-managed and operates efficiently
  • Ensure compliance with credit policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in credit underwriting or at least 7 years of experience in portfolio management or at least 7 years of experience in asset management

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant fields
  • 10+ years of experience in credit underwriting or portfolio management or asset management
  • 3+ years of previous leadership experience with deal teams or analysts

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $228,500 - $260,800 for Lead Specialty Underwriter & Portfolio Manager

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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