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Manager, International Development - Oakville, ON #352873

Company: Liberty Utilities

Date: 10/18/2019

Category: Banking

City: Oakville, ON

Manager, International Development


Summary


Title:Manager, International Development


ID:105832


Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)


Department:Project Development & Construction


Location:Oakville, ON


Country:Canada


Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1


Description


Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.


The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.


The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.


Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


  • Please note, internally this role will be known as Manager, International Development

Purpose


As the Manager, International Development, you are a key member of the Business Development team. You will assist with meeting the group's targets, improving business processes and supporting the international investments of the business development team. This role will support Algonquin's investments in Atlantica Yield and projects developed by Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Services “AAGES” joint venture. The role of the Manager, International Business is to assess and help structure opportunities, from initial deal review through to closing. This includes overseeing the building of financial models, due diligence activities, being a point of contact for Atlantica and AAGES and development partners and presenting findings and recommendations to VP, International Development.


Accountabilities


•Identify, assess and solve complex commercial issues for acquisition and development projects/initiatives


•Assist AAGES to identify, qualify and develop a strong funnel of projects and opportunities


•Support the interface between AAGES, AY and Algonquin and lead deal coordination for investment opportunities


•Consistently provide input to overall due diligence process, including influencing and monitoring the project team assigned to the project


•Support sign off from internal resources on model assumptions for accuracy of Board approval with VP


•In consultation with the Algonquin enterprise risk management team, ensure that appropriate risk registers for international


•Responsible for and Subject Matter Expert for the development and review of financial models and strategic analysis to support acquisitions, development projects and other investments


•Contribute process improvement ideas and support the day-to-day management and development of the business development team, including Senior Analysts and Analysts


•Responsible for adhoc requests from executive team, including CDO, CEO, CFO and Vice Chair. Requests include: presentations financial analysis, tax analysis, due diligence, and data requests


•Support the investment thesis for acquisition opportunities


•Understand each Atlantica Yield asset in detail and work with Investor Relations closely


•Develop an understanding of the international renewable energy / clean water markets and regulatory and legislative environment to help develop a future growth framework


•Work closely with the tax, legal and treasury groups to structure transactions


•Develop and foster relationship with AAGES and Atlantica teams


Education & Experience


•Must have a University Master’s degree or equivalent


•Must have a CPA, CFRA and/or CBV designation


•5-10 years’ experience in renewable energy related finance


•Experience in financial modeling, forecasting, valuation and layering in project finance structures


•Minimum of three years’ experience in a financial role ideally with professional finance designation or equivalent work experience


•Prior experience in analyzing and concluding deals for new business opportunities including structuring sizable acquisitions ($100M) in a corporate or investment banking environment


•Strong business acumen and understanding of commercial project assessment, investment and viability


•Ability to successfully deliver projects commercially, including development, acquisition and implementation.


•Experience in deal structuring and alliance formation when undertaking projects


•Awareness of commercial and contractual relationship and documentation requirements to secure and to protect the commercial integrity of transactions


•Direct involvement in and responsibility for financial analysis, negotiations strategy and post-merger integration


•Significant experience in building complex valuation models


•Confident, personable, professional presence


•Focused, results-oriented individual with ability to multi-task and perform under pressure


•Excellent relationship, team-building and communication skills


•Comfort with a constant and rapidly-growing, change management environment


•Bilingual in French and or Spanish would be an asset


We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.


As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.


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