Project Finance Porfolio Associate

Date: 16-Jun-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for a Project Finance Porfolio Associate


Profile Summary

The Project Finance Portfolio Management team is responsible for credit risk management and administration activities for a diverse portfolio of transactions in the renewable energy, power, natural resources and infrastructure/PPP sectors. It is both a client-facing and a Middle Office role, and includes inter alia amendment/waiver requests, rating reviews, proactive monitoring of all project risks, covenant monitoring and interface with key external and internal Project Stakeholders (including Sponsors, Project Managers, external advisers, other financial institutions, Bank Senior Management, Credit Departments, Treasury, Loan Admin and other internal departments as required). The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, risk aware, experienced in project finance, customer focussed and enjoy working collaboratively in a positive team environment.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Account management of a range of project finance assets across all PF sectors (eg Power, Infra, Natural Resources)  
  • Careful and methodical credit assessment of regular amendment / waiver requests, rating reviews and other internal reporting 
  • Diligent and proactive credit monitoring through the review of all covenanted financial and project information (e.g. financial models, Borrower and Adviser operational / construction progress reports) as well as compliance with all regular reporting activities in line with the bank’s policy and procedures
  • Administration tasks and regular reporting relating to a portfolio of assets including but not limited to covenant monitoring, rating reviews, Know your Customer and Anti Money Laundering, Mandates 
  • Active interface with internal departments including Credit, Legal, Middle Office, Treasury, Audit and Back Office. 
  • Maintenance of good relationships with Agent banks, clients and other professional bodies through the timely process of requests and attendance of bank meetings, site visits etc.
  • Careful and timely processing of ad hoc reporting within and outside ESFD 
  • Building and maintaining excellent working relationships within wider Structured Finance Department and other internal departments including Compliance and Back Office functions. 
  • Support to senior colleagues with various ad hoc tasks. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


•    Good understanding of risks associated with project finance transactions
•    Good knowledge and interpretation of legal documentation 
•    Good financial analytical skills / interpretation of financial models with ability to run sensitivities /accounting knowledge
•    Demonstrable experience in managing a diverse portfolio of assets across power, natural resources and infrastructure sectors
•    Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (creating spreadsheets and charts and using financial Excel functions, Data management and data manipulation)
•    Ability to solve problems, make decisions and innovate
•    Excellent communication skills, self-motivation and flexible work approach
•    Independent thinker but collaborative nature to contribute to a successful team performance
•    Good organisational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure at times 
•    Good presentation skills required 
•    Second language skills desirable
•    Education minimum 2 A-Levels but Batchelor’s degree or equivalent desirable.

We champion a flexible work environment, as we understand the need for people to meet other commitments or simply strike a good work-life balance.  As such, we are happy to talk flexible working for this role such as reduced working hours.  The role will also include homeworking.

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities.  

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – and we will be happy to help. 




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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