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Career Story: Financier For Green Engineering Projects

Financier For Green Engineering Projects

Job Title: Vice-President

Type of Company: My firm specializes in the structuring of infrastructure investment projects that employ the latest green engineering and environmental platforms.

Education: BS, Salem State College •• MBA, New Hampshire College

Previous Experience: I have worked in similar positions at two other firms. I started my financial career after receiving my BS and then worked and went to school for my MBA at night.

Job Tasks: My job is to develop a project and financial structure that capitalizes on market opportunities emerging from both the growing infrastructure-driven economy and green development arena. A developer creates the concept, selects the site and project plan; my company structures the deal as a sale-leaseback in which we take ownership of specific infrastructure projects while the developer retains development and operational control (i.e. Wal-Mart does not own the building, it just runs a business within it). I arrange debt and equity financing to secure the funds to construct and develop the projects in exchange for long-term stable cash flows (sometimes known as "rent"). My rent is designed to cover my debt on the project and a profit for my firm. After financing, we maintain an arm's length approach to the continued development, construction and operations of each project. The ultimate goal being that of selling the asset back into the marketplace at a significant return or retaining the long-term cash flows generated.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Financial models need to be developed and many facts change as the project is further developed. For example, many engineering and cost estimates affect the financial results and require continuous monitoring and adjustment, especially if large changes affect the overall financial structuring and require more debt.

Job Tips: An ability to speak in public and to support your position is a key to success in the financial world. You must be able to pull together facts and figures that support your position and to articulate them in a clear and concise manner. The ability to develop and work with financial models will only enhance your success in any field. Every business needs to understand the financial impact of decisions. The higher your education level the higher your pay scale, in addition to the ability to get more involved in big decisions.

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