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U.S. Bank ADPM - Debt Underwriting - RETC in Saint Louis, Missouri

At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. 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.

Job Description

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 .

USBCDC is currently seeking a candidate to join our growing team of finance professionals as an Assistant Director of Project Manager (ADPM). The ADPM’s responsibilities include leading a team of Project Managers (PMs) who underwrite, structure, negotiate and close complex renewable energy investments and loans (predominantly for solar and wind projects) utilizing Renewable Energy Tax Credits (RETC). The ADPM is responsible for managing the PMs on their team to balance 1) production capacity to achieve volume and profitability goals while maintaining credit quality, 2) the customer experience, and 3) work-life balance for the team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Train, mentor, and be an ongoing resource to PMs throughout underwriting and closing. Coach PMs to maintain a balanced approach to timely identifying issues, problem solving, and managing risk.

  • Review, provide constructive feedback, and approve credit packages for the team, ensuring product and credit quality are maintained.

  • Coach and develop PM staff in support of achieving their individual business goals, including short-term personal goals and long-term career paths.

  • Maintain a culture of inclusion where all people and perspectives are valued and leveraged; recognize and reward contributions and accomplishments.

  • Build and maintain a sense of team culture and teamwork within the group. Transparently share information and provide context for management and strategic decisions.

  • Organize and lead meetings (internal group meetings, process improvements, feedback sessions, training, and knowledge sharing).

  • Work collaboratively with the PM leadership team on staff assessments, consistency in talent management practices, planning, developing training resources and identifying opportunities to enhance the employee experience.

  • Actively work to improve processes, leverage best practices, increase efficiencies, and coordinate across other functional departments to enhance the customer experience.

  • Responsible for keeping current on commercial lending policies, products, and services.

  • Ensure team compliance with the U.S. Bank Code of Ethics and all Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Acts, information security and suspicious activity reporting requirements, policies, and procedures. Actively participates in any required corporate and business line training in these areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required with a master’s degree preferred.

  • Seven to ten years of experience in project finance, renewable energy, or commercial lending.

  • Expertise with investor and/or lender risk mitigation. Ability to apply knowledge to new business opportunities (e.g. new tax credit programs, new asset classes or products) to address relevant risks and benefits.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and manage people, processes and customer relations.

  • A team player who leads by example, promoting learning and mentorship with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Able to manage a staff working on multiple transactions at different stages concurrently while in different locations across the country.

  • Ability to conceptualize and structure complicated transactions that rely on knowledge of tax law, accounting practices, financing tools and underlying operating businesses.

  • Ability to read and negotiate complex legal documents and work effectively with attorneys when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate internally to problem solve and find answers or paths forward when one is not readily clear.

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

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

  • Energized by working in a collaborative team environment that is dynamic and evolving.

  • Attends industry events, conferences, and client events.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of renewable energy tax credit programs and structures.

  • High degree of familiarity with utilizing project finance models to underwrite debt and/or tax equity.

  • In-depth knowledge of construction/term project finance lending and related products.

  • Detailed 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 derivatives, as well as renewables-focused regional incentives.

  • Familiarity with critical banking processes and procedures, including credit policy review and approval.

Benefits:

Take care of yourself and your family with U.S. Bank employee benefits. We know that healthy employees are happy employees, and we believe that work/life balance should be easy to achieve. That's why we share the cost of benefits and offer a variety of programs, resources and support you need to bring your full self to work and stay present and committed to the people who matter most - your family.

Learn all about U.S. Bank employee benefits, including tuition reimbursement, retirement plans and more, by visiting usbank.com/careers (https://www.usbank.com/careers/index.html) .

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