Associate (Aligned Solar Partners)

Aligned Capital
611 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
United States
Job Description

Job Title: Associate (Aligned Solar Partners)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

PURPOSE

Aligned Climate Capital LLC (Aligned) is an asset manager that believes the global response to climate change is creating a $50 trillion market opportunity. Founded in 2019, Aligned is a dynamic and mission-driven firm that invests exclusively in the companies and real assets that are decarbonizing the global economy. It is seeking experienced candidates who are self-motivated, innovative, and committed to using financial tools to address climate change. 

 

The Associate will have key responsibilities in executing the Aligned Solar Partners (ASP) strategy. ASP is one of Aligned’s core investment strategies and it involves acquiring distributed solar and energy storage projects in the United States. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will be actively involved in portfolio acquisitions, due diligence, and investment execution. It includes opportunities for growth and advancement. 

 

The Associate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain detailed financial models to evaluate investment opportunities and make investment recommendations; 

  • Perform due diligence on prospective project acquisitions;

  • Support origination efforts for the ASP strategy;

  • Support portfolio management for the ASP investments;

  • Support the negotiation and execution of term sheets, project acquisitions, debt placement, and other key contracts (MIPA, EPC, O&M, etc.);

  • Prepare and present investment memos to the Investment Committee;

  • Engage professionally with Aligned’s Advisory Board and external stakeholders; 

  • Closely track and report on relevant market, industry, and regulatory developments; and

  • Represent Aligned at conferences, industry panels, and other external engagements.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Law, Public Policy, Sustainability, or a related field; 

  • At least two years of experience in clean energy development, renewable energy M&A, private equity, finance, investment banking, or a relevant clean energy/climate-related field;

  • Strong financial modeling skills and experience with project finance structures;   

  • Understanding of distributed energy regulatory frameworks and offtake structures, including net energy billing, community solar, energy storage tariffs, and relevant policy incentives; 

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;  

  • Fluency in written and verbal communications; and

  • Strong commitment to addressing the threat of climate change.   

 

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

  • Eligibility for annual bonus and other financial incentives.

  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401k.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Aligned is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

 

Employer

611 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale CA 91203
United States