Associate Director -Investments

Title Associate: Director - Investments

Start Date: End of Q2, 2018

Location: London

Division: Investment Team


Bluefield Partners LLP (“Bluefield”) was established in 2009 and is one of the fastest growing investment groups focused on solar PV in Europe. It is supported by Bluefield Services Ltd (“BSL”), its Bristol based Asset Management Company. In 2013 Bluefield listed the Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) on the London Stock Exchange - the first and highest performing of the publicly traded solar PV focused investment companies. BSIF has over £600m of gross assets and ca. 450 MWp of UK based solar PV farms. The Bluefield team has been involved in over £1.5 billion of solar PV funds and/or transactions in both the UK and Europe since our inception, including £750m in the UK since 2011. Bluefield is looking at investments in Europe and UK and we are proud to be one of the leaders in our field.

Based in London, our three founding partners are supported by a team of 15 dedicated and highly experienced investment, legal, finance, investor relations, portfolio and admin employees. We foster ambition corporately and individually to exceed our expectations. We act with integrity and honesty in all working practices and treat our colleagues, clients and counterparties with respect and dignity.  We succeed together, going beyond the limitations of titles, teams and tasks to support each other, sharing both experience and effort, to achieve the wider business goals.

The Role

We are looking for an Associate Director to join our dynamic team. It’s an exciting time for Bluefield exploring new markets and our investment team is growing. This position requires a highly experienced and motivated individual who would enjoy leading a small team focused on energy investment. 

1. Investment Execution:

Reporting to the Head of Investments, you will work on the full investment lifecycle and will participate in all stages of the investment process: 
• Maintain knowledge of the target investment market in order to proactively create or identify investment opportunities;
• Support origination of new investments through negotiating pricing, terms and securing exclusivity;
• Co-ordinate due diligence with internal and external advisers, working closely with Bluefield’s legal, technical and accounting team members;
• Through support from junior investment team members, take responsibility for modelling analysis;   
• Play active role in negotiation of key transaction documents including oversight of SPA, EPC, O&M and other core transaction documents;
• Prepare and present investment committee papers to Bluefield’s Investment Committee and if required to the Fund Board;
• Oversee the closing and post-closing actions.

2. Investment Management: 

You will have responsibility for overseeing the key value drivers and decisions on portfolio investments drawing upon the input of the technical, legal and accounting teams. You will collaborate with Bluefield’s sister company, Bluefield Services in Bristol, to maintain oversight of asset performance and to provide input on investment events. After an initial period of oversight and after the completion of the transaction you will hand over responsibility of an investment to the Portfolio Management team.

3. Investment Reporting and Valuation: 

You will be required to contribute to Bluefield’s wider reporting obligations through, when required, supporting the evaluation of new market or investment opportunities; undertaking valuation of the asset portfolio; supporting the arrangement of debt financing or refinancing and ongoing loan compliance; contributing to board and shareholder reporting; providing regular pipeline reporting updates.

4. Wider business support: 

As part of a small experienced group of investment and finance professionals you will be required to contribute widely to ongoing growth of the business through activities such as conference presentations; investor meetings and presentations; market analysis and research; fund documentation among others. You may be required to take on line management of members of the investment team.

Skills & Experiences

To excel in this role you will have:

• 7+ years’ deal experience in investment or financing
• Demonstrated track record of superior academic and work performance
• Experience in renewable energy investment and preferably in European solar energy
• Track record of playing lead or co-lead roles in European energy transactions
• Strong understanding and familiarity with the terms of key legal transaction documents (SPA, EPC, O&M)
• Strong financial modelling and analytical ability 
• Strong project management and due diligence capabilities including an understanding of the key due diligence focus areas for the solar PV asset class 
• Understanding of renewable energy regulation/fundamentals
• Strong negotiation skills and confidence in communication and presentation
• Team player able to collaborate, influence and build relationships across multidisciplinary teams at all levels in the organisation
• Experience in line managing and mentoring of team members
• Demonstrated commitment to outstanding results
• Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple tasks and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
• A can-do attitude, motivation to succeed and confidence in working independently seeking input when needed

To thrive at Bluefield and in this role you will have a logical and analytical approach to work, be detailed focused and collaborative. We see that you possess a work hard attitude and a growth mind set where learning and development is not only goals, but core values. 

If this is you, please apply by uploading your CV and Cover Letter before the 7th May. 

Job-Type: Full Time

Salary: TBC with a full benefits package including pension and private healthcare

Note: CV’s without a cover letter (max 1 page) will not be reviewed and Bluefield do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Start date: End of Q2, 2018


Closing Date:

You may return to your current search results by clicking here.

Latest Job Listings