Project Finance Director

Position Description & Candidate Requirements

Company:        SkyPower
Position:          Project Finance Director
Department:    Finance
Reports to:      Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy
Location:         Toronto, Ontario
Status:             Full-time permanent
Start Date:      Immediately


Summary of Position 

SkyPower is seeking a Project Finance Director to raise project finance capital, assist in funding the construction of utility-scale solar power projects globally and to help manage the project finance team to develop financing strategies. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills and a strong background in raising project equity. This role will be based in Toronto, Ontario and is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and rapidly growing company.


Key Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Raise project finance capital (debt and equity) to fund the construction of utility-scale solar power projects
  • Assist in managing the project finance team to develop an appropriate financing strategy for various projects internationally
  • Regularly interact with SkyPower development teams and co-investors to understand objectives and recognize challenges to be addressed in designing project financing plans
  • Effectively solicit financing proposals from the marketplace
  • Manage fair and comprehensive bidding programs internationally
  • Negotiate and successfully execute financial documentation with the support of counsel
  • Build and model project pro forma spreadsheets and manage with team members
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with finance providers (, debt providers and cash equity investors) and demonstrate a strong understanding of investor strengths and limitations
  • Develop and implement improved financing structures
  • Support SkyPower business units with the development of new channels of business and leading project-finance related activities
  • Manage the analysis and creation of the financing plan for respective projects with members of the project finance team
  • Recommend and lead improvements in processes across various teams
  • Track renewable energy markets being mindful of potential impacts on financing strategies
  • Manage external contractor and consulting relationships
  • Support development teams in the RFP process
  • Support merger and acquisition activities as needed
  • Other related duties may be assigned from time to time


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 7+ years of private-sector experience in project finance for power markets
  • Post-secondary degree in finance, business administration, economics or engineering
  • Strong track record of initiating and executing renewable energy and infrastructure project finance transactions
  • Previous experience participating in the RFP bidding process
  • Project finance experience in international and emerging markets
  • Strong understanding of technical, legal, commercial and accounting aspects of infrastructure and renewable energy projects
  • Strong management skills and experience leading a team
  • Financial advisory experience would be an asset
  • Strong credit analysis and project finance modelling skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Able to work with global teams on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to travel globally up to 20% of the time, often with short notice
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the renewable energy industry, particularly utility-scale solar energy
  • Additional language capabilities would be an asset



SkyPower prides itself on a highly competitive compensation package, which includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly competitive employee benefits plan effective immediately
  • Incentive bonus plan based on individual and company performance


Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter via email, citing “Project Finance Director” in the subject line to

The successful candidate will gain exposure to many areas of the organization and the opportunity to grow within a dynamic and agile company. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but please note that we will contact only those most qualified for this opportunity.