Project Finance Associate

Location: Tokyo   Industry: Energy-Renewable   

English Ability: None   Japanese Ability: None   Position ID: 10654

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding
opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important
industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film
solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar
generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement,
achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new
associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an
important part of the world’s energy mix.
➢ Both Japanese and English language skills required
➢ B.S. in finance, engineering or science is preferred from a leading institution; however, other
majors are also acceptable if followed by the required professional finance experience.
Required Skills:
➢ Highly analytical with a hunger to learn about renewable energy project finance and develop
career rapidly
➢ Excellent Excel skills and strong quantitative ability, including Excel macros programming
➢ Excellent deal analysis and summary preparation skills (PowerPoint)
➢ Professional presence and ability to communicate effectively within teams
➢ Ability to work under the guidance of project finance and business development team members
➢ Ability to creatively apply finance thinking and analysis to a wide range of problems related to
the solar energy space with focus on mega solar
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
➢ Participate on deal teams to execute the sales and financing of First Solar’s projects
➢ Assist with the asset management of our projects, particularly as it relates to debt facility
➢ Analyze and report on developments within the Japanese energy market/regulatory framework,
particularly with respect to how our project financing and business development activities are
➢ Provide financial and other analysis/assistance to the business development team in relation to
both project development and module sales activities
➢ Collaborate with Engineering, Sales, and other corporate teams to drive initiatives to innovate
and improve on First Solar’s product offerings and technology

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