We offer a challenging position in the Investment team of Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP), an investment boutique specialized in private equity investments in the energy infrastructure sector. EIP is a pioneer in this field and acts as an investment manager for a number of institutional investment vehicles with around EUR 3bn assets currently under management.
The managed investment vehicles invest directly in energy infrastructure projects or companies that own, operate or develop assets along the entire energy value chain – from hydroelectric power plants, power and gas grids to solar and wind farms, both off- and onshore. With origins in Europe, the EIP team is currently expanding its focus to global investment activities with particular attention to OECD countries in Europe, APAC, the US and Latin America.
Investment Associate/Internal consultant
In this newly created position, the candidate will support asset managers in a hands-on consulting role to optimize and add shareholder value in existing and new investments (project assets, corporates and portfolios).
The main tasks will consist of:
Value adding initiatives: identification and execution of measures to improve operational commercial performance of assets across the portfolio
Strategy: Reviewing and proposing strategies and structures of portfolio companies and assets
Project management: managing cross-cutting teams to implement initiatives
Modelling: updating and improving valuation models to track investment performance and coordinating various stakeholders such as external advisors and valuation agent
Assisting the management, Board of Directors or other EIP representatives with decision-making, by providing qualitative and quantitative analysis (e.g., in changes in capital structure, distribution policy, refinancing, business strategy, hedging policy, governance, regulatory developments)
Supervision of market environments: interacting with advisors to monitor market and regulatory changes relevant to the investments
Reporting: writing and developing periodic reports on the managed investments in companies for the attention of the investors and Investment Committees
Transactions: act as strategy and transformation expert on transactions of new assets or portfolio companies
Master, preferably MBA or PhD from a top-tier university
Business-relevant professional experience of min. 2 years, in a top-tier management consulting or private equity firm
Experience in the energy (particularly renewables) or private equity sector is a big advantage
Familiar with development and roll-out of strategy concepts
Detail-oriented, but pragmatic problem solver, capable of tackling and solving complex challenges conceptually and systematically
Supportive and caring team player
Proactive and entrepreneurial working approach
Excellent communicator with the skill to produce compelling presentations.
In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and financial modelling
Excellent knowledge Excel and PowerPoint
Fluent in English, knowledge of German as well as other European languages are a strong advantage
Fast growing company with unique profile focusing on energy infrastructure investments, with strong Swiss and international footprint
Motivating corporate culture and a dynamic entrepreneurial environment with flat hierarchies and team orientation
Competitive salary with performance-oriented compensation models and attractive fringe benefits
Building expertise in private markets and the energy infrastructure sector from leading experts
Highly attractive workplace in the heart of Zurich
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