Analyst

Cubico

  • Full Time

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An opportunity has arisen to join the Portfolio Management & Strategy team at Cubico Sustainable Investments as Analyst. Reporting into the Head of Portfolio Management & Strategy, this role’s main responsibility is to support the team in the company wide valuation processes and in portfolio management/strategy initiatives.

About the Portfolio Management and Strategy team

The work of the PM&S team is split into three broad areas:

1.      Valuation – perform semi-annual reports to assess market returns and the Fair Value of our assets, reporting these to Executive Committee and Shareholders

2.      Portfolio Management – conduct action-orientated analysis of the Portfolio’s performance today and in the future against key metrics

3.      Strategy – identify and develop Cubico’s strategies and associated execution plans to improve the business’s overall performance, leading discrete projects to successfully position Cubico for future business needs

Key Responsibilities

This is a wide-ranging and highly engaging role, with exposure to a broad set of stakeholders, including Local Teams across all Cubico’s geographies, central in-house teams based in London, the Executive Committee, and our Shareholders.

The Analyst will work across all areas of PM&S work. Based on business demands and our work cycle, the proportion of these three will fluctuate throughout the year. Key accountabilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

Valuation
  • Support the team in delivering semi-annual company wide Valuation Process
  • Review the models received from different geographies, auditing valuation assumptions, querying value movements and ensuring that all changes are defendable and consistent
  • Manage, control and update the internal system that consolidates all the valuation inputs and outputs provided by Local Teams for all of the Company’s assets
  • Support the team in the audit process related to the Fair Value of the Company
  • Support the team in producing the final Valuation Report
Portfolio Management
  • Update and own a Corporate Model, where we consolidate all the Company’s assets
  • Help the team to improve portfolio controls, metrics, analysis, largely focussing on the assessment of the Portfolio’s value resilience, the risk-return dynamics of existing and future investments, and the optimisation of valuation assumptions.
Strategy
  • Support the team on developing and delivering several Strategy workstreams for delivery to the Executive Committee and Country Heads
  • Examples of workstreams include:
    • Annual Country Reviews
    • Cubico’s Innovation path
    • Preparation for strategy discussions and materials
    • Research of industry dynamics, macro trends, regulatory developments and new technologies, etc
    • Support Cubico’s 3-year Strategy Review in 2022

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking, with excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical and reasoning skills
  • Organised and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strive for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, mainly in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Self-starter who can manage a full and varied workload and deadlines
  • Proactive and pragmatic with a positive attitude and can-do approach
  • Enthusiastic and able to take ownership of own work
  • Eagerness to learn in a dynamic and fast evolving company and market
  • 2-3 years of work experience. Experience in infrastructure equity investments is favourable with a strong preference for renewable energy investments
  • Degree qualification in a relevant discipline and experience in Corporate finance, investment, strategy, financial analysis, valuation
  • A good understanding of valuation, valuation techniques, investment analysis and their nuances
  • Financial modelling skills, with the ability to interrogate and sensitise renewable energy project models and build/re-build the whole, or elements of the Corporate Model
  • Previous experience in multi-geography environments
  • Fluent in English. A second language (preferably Spanish, Italian or Portuguese) will be looked upon favourably

Notice period
  • We are looking for the right candidate for this exciting role, however any candidates immediately available or with a one-month notice period will be looked upon favourably

Benefits

This is a great opportunity to work with an ambitious and fast-growing global company supporting the clean energy transition across several countries. We offer a competitive package and benefits depending on experience, alongside an engaging, fun and inclusive company culture.

About Cubico Sustainable Investments

Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico), a London-headquartered firm, is one of the world’s leaders in providing renewable energy across the Americas and Europe.  Cubico was established in 2015 to manage and invest in renewable energy assets globally. Owned equally by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments, the firm has significant capital to invest and is committed to a long-term growth strategy designed to make it one of the largest and best in class renewable energy investors in the world.
Cubico holds a portfolio of around 4 GW, with assets across the wind, solar PV, solar thermal and transmission line technologies. Covering the whole energy chain from development and construction to operation, the company’s portfolio is located across 12 countries: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States (USA), France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia.
Cubico is driven by five core values: diversity, respect, integrity, value creation and excellence, which make up our sixth value, DRIVE. These values encourage employees to take pride and satisfaction in their work, strive to achieve their goals and go the extra mile to attain outstanding results. Cubico’s employees are central to its success and, as a result, the company looks for people who believe in its purpose, will take full account of its impact and are motivated to make a positive contribution to the world.
As part of Cubico culture and values, we embrace diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building talented teams that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented minority groups.