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U.S. Bank CDC Environmental Finance - Project Finance Associate Underwriter in Denver, Colorado

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Job Description

This role has multiple levels, open to candidates with at least 5 years experience in renewable energy project finance, or an MBA/JD plus one year of experience in renewable energy project finance. The successful candidate will be hired for the level of the position that aligns with their experience.

USBCDC is currently seeking a candidate to join our growing team of environmental finance professionals as a Project Manager Associate (PMA). The PMA’s responsibilities include assisting with underwriting, structuring, negotiating, and closing of complex renewable energy loans and related products (predominantly solar, wind, and battery storage systems).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing high-quality underwriting packages in support of proposed debt financings, describing the strengths, weaknesses, risks, and mitigating factors related to a transaction.

  • Assist in managing third party professionals including attorneys, accountants, consultants, and engineers.

  • Coordinate with internal parties to facilitate underwriting, credit approval, and closing of loans.

  • Support multiple project managers in closing transactions in accordance with bank policies while furthering the Bank’s customer relationships.

  • Review complex legal documents pertaining to structured credit arrangements as well as all necessary third-party reports to support financing requests; works with project manager to mitigate risks on behalf of USBCDC.

  • Review and analyze financial models and be able to identify and address underwriting, cash flow, and accounting risks.

  • Participate in special projects, including the maintenance and revision of internal policies and procedures.

  • Actively ensure compliance with the U.S. Bank Code of Ethics and all Anti‐Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and information security policies and procedures. Follow account opening procedures and internal suspicious activity referral requirements and processes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and five or more years of related experience


  • MBA/JD with one or more years of directly related experience

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of financial modeling techniques and analysis of proforma financial statements.

  • Proven credit underwriting and financial analysis skills, including cash flow analysis experience with complex, structured transactions, due diligence proficiency and detail orientation.

  • Comprehension of complex project finance transactions, loan documentation, and deal structure mechanics.

  • Knowledge of critical aspects of renewable energy project underwriting, including equipment and performance review as well as a baseline understanding of U.S. energy markets including regulatory structures, physical and synthetic forms of power agreements and derivative instruments.

  • Ability to review and synthesize a large quantity of deal related documentation and materials, including third party reports, loan/investment documents, and other legal documents to produce a clear and concise underwriting package. Able to identify key issues and concerns, manage timelines, and problem solve using creativity and innovation.

  • Familiarity with standard banking processes and procedures, including managing to credit policies and procedures and navigating credit approval processes.

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively manage client timelines and needs. Ability to identify obstacles and manage expectations, both internally and externally.

  • Effective listener and strong communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Highly motivated self-starter who has a keen attention to detail, growth mindset, and ability to be comfortable in periods of unpredictability.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated interest in promoting diversity in the workplace and a commitment to maximizing equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy.

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, the tax credit and community development division of U.S. Bank, believes all people have a right to the possibilities that comes with living in a safe and vibrant community. The financing USBCDC provides for affordable housing, economic development, and renewable energy projects have a lasting social and environmental impact in communities. Visit USBCDC on the web to find out more at www.usbank.com/cdc .

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/prod/UBNAGLOBAL/documents/Thewaywework-1666895142717.pdf) drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf) EEO poster.


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The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $99,365.00 - $116,900.00 - $128,590.00

U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.