Ventures Principal






30 November 2020





Job Function

To work across the origination, execution and management of transactions, following investments throughout their life cycle. Investment opportunities should demonstrate a substantive reduction in carbon emissions as well as an appropriate risk-return profile. Active with hands-on portfolio and asset management through to exit. Working to help build investee companies on their paths to wider adoption and commercialisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deal Flow
  • Due Diligence
  • Deal Structuring/Negotiation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Leadership
  • External Communications

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To build up and leverage network to help drive new deal flow and potential co-investors/acquirers
  • To identify suitable investment opportunities that have the potential for significant carbon reduction
  • To brief and liaise with the team including core functions such as Finance and Legal, as required, to ensure that potential deals can be converted into investment opportunities
  • To lead initial screening and participate in all aspects of a due diligence process, actively working to improve processes
  • To lead, in most cases, the deal structuring and negotiation of investment opportunities
  • To be responsible for the detailed financial modelling and return scenario analysis
  • To actively manage the portfolio companies including acquiring experience sitting as an Observer on a Board and pro-actively leading follow-on investments
  • To participate in exits to successfully provide an appropriate return on investment
  • To assist in monitoring the progress on investee companies and advise as needed
  • To assist in driving strategic initiatives and input into broader company initiatives
  • To complete ongoing reporting and fair market analysis of select investee companies
  • To build up presence as an Ambassador for the company – including taking on speaking engagements and staying in contact with industry partners
  • To assess the credibility of investee management teams and their ability to project results
  • To provide leadership for more junior staff as required

Education and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Degree Qualified
  • MBA highly desirable

Additional Specialised Knowledge and Skills

  • Engineering background is a plus

Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Previous investment experience in Venture Capital/Private Equity
  • Strong performance track record in previous investment roles, ideally with global organisations
  • Demonstrated relevant professional investment experience in energy industry
  • Closure of multiple transactions as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to produce and interpret financial statements
  • Ability to produce concise and accurate investment reports
  • Strong sense of commerciality, knows what makes commercial sense, and ability to identify key risks

Behavioural Competencies and Special Aptitudes

  • Highly adaptable, with strong inter-personal skills and able to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Ability to work without supervision and under pressure and to intelligently assess and anticipate requirements
  • Ability to prioritise incoming material and to determine what can be actioned or referred in their absence
  • Excellent organisation skills, including prioritising, forward planning and administration
  • Excellent team working and networking skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to synthesise materials to suit the audience in a concise manner
  • Effective  problem solving skills and the ability to suggest solutions taking account of multi-dimensional factors
  • Ability to influence decision making at a senior level
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels within the organisation and with external parties
  • Facilitates high standards within team working approaches
  • Flexibility and efficiency to ensure that  roles and responsibilities are met in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to judge and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion on sensitive issues

Additional Information

  • Position is based in the US
  • The role will involve domestic and international travel as required
  • Ability to work across time zones is required
  • Eligibility to live and work in the US is essential

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We thank all applicants for their interest in working with us.  Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note, neither OGCI Climate Investments LLP nor any of the organisations that recruit on our behalf will ever ask for any payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process.