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Senior Manager Structured Finance

Full time | Permanent | Essen 


innogy SE is colorful, flexible, full of energy and creative ideas. We work towards creating a sustainable energy system for new generations to live in a world worth living in. As innogy we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive corporate culture that welcomes all people. We are convinced that differences enrich our company. These include among others differences in background, gender, life- and working style, talents, capabilities and constraints. Now all we need is you and your #PIONIERGEIST– because new ideas can set new wheels in motion.


As a member of the Structured Finance team, your main responsibility is structuring, negotiating and executing non-recourse project finance solutions across innogy’s renewables technologies and markets. You will guide project teams through the complexity of the financing process, interact with external advisors, and support internal decision-making in order to smoothly close financing structures which are optimally tailored to the needs of each individual project. Upon the carve-out of innogy’s renewables activities to the RWE Group the Structured Finance team will continue supporting renewables projects on behalf of RWE.



  We offer the following tasks: 

  • Assume full responsibility for the preparation, structuring, negotiation and execution of complex financing solutions for Renewables projects as well as the alignment with and coordination of all internal and external project parties on all finance related topics
  • Support innogy’s M&A activities whereby assuming responsibility for the financial due diligence on finance related topics (such as financing structures, contingent liabilities, hedging etc.); identify risks and opportunities and develop plans to mitigate and manage them, assist in the drafting of the transaction documents and accompany the transaction until closing
  • Prepare, apply for and execute export credit insurances and investment guarantees such as, for instance, the investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Serve as first point of contact to external debt advisors and be responsible for scoping and negotiating debt advisory mandates
  • Consult the innogy Group (including its affiliates) on all finance related queries such as the assessment of financial risks, leasing and other financing structures, rating implications


What you as Senior Manager Structured Finance ideally bring to the role: 

  • University degree in banking or economics
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in non-recourse project finance, having secured significant amounts of project debt and participated in a number of transactions (at least one of which in a lead position)
  • Strong understanding of corporate and structured finance solutions such as non-recourse project financing, tax equity (USA) and other cash flow based financing instruments, leasing etc.
  • Strong understanding of adjacent disciplines such as Legal, Valuation, Tax and Accounting, the ability to coordinate with such disciplines on finance related issues, and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and communicational skills (verbal and written) across departments and hierarchies; strong negotiation skills; ability to present complex structures in a coherent manner
  • Strong intercultural competences, high degree of commitment and resilience as well as willingness to act in an independent and entrepreneurial manner
  • Knowledge of the renewables energy market would be of advantage
  • Fluent in German and English; additional languages would be of advantage
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 25%)


 You can expect more than just an income: 

innogy offers individual development opportunities, an open communication culture and a modern work environment. This includes mobile work, flexi-time as well as:

  • the opportunity to finance exciting renewables projects across the globe
  • an active role in shaping innogy’s renewables business and contributing to the “Energiewende”
  • a high degree of visibility and excellent individual development opportunities 

Please find our additional benefits here.


Do you have questions?

For further information please contact Volker Hünefeld, Tel. 0201 12 22122. Or are you already convinced that this is the next step in your career? If so, please register and apply online before 31/12/2019 as Senior Manager Structured Finance (ID 20048).

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