Structured Project Finance - Director

Date: 25-Mar-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

Project leading the origination of new business opportunities and execution of financial advisory mandates and lending transactions for the Power/Renewables and the PFI/Infrastructure teams as required by the MD.


The individual is expected to be competent in originating transactions in these sectors for traditional and alternative investors such as banks, asset managers, pension and funds

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Origination and execution of suitable transactions within the identified sectors/geographic areas in compliance with the Department’s strategy
  • Instrumental is the distribution effort of such transactions
  • Ensure that such transactions are structured to mitigate risks to the appropriate degree
  • Credit Application & Pitchbook preparation where relevant
  • Coordination of all internal deal related processes
  • Obtain all necessary internal consents and credit approvals
  • Contribute to overall professional management of client relationships
  • Provide general support and assistance to the team assigned from time to time
  • Cross-market and cross-sell where possible including products from other areas of the Bank
  • Other duties as may be requested by the Managing Director and/or Team Head in support of the Department’s ongoing business requirements

Key performance indicators


  • Ability to originate and execute project finance transactions
  • Ability to impact the distribution effort of assets
  • Meeting department's targets for revenue and profit as well as number and type of transactions
  • Development of pipeline of appropriate transactions
  • Credit risk analysis
  • Task and transaction management
  • Contribution to meeting divisional targets for number and type of transactions
  • Comply with relevant internal and external policy/audit procedures/requirements
  • Maintain and develop good relations with clients and relevant third parties (eg other banks, law firms etc)
  • Maintain and develop relationships within the Mizuho global network


Knowledge & Skills


  • Project Finance structuring experience
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Knowledge of project and corporate finance structures, coupled with the ability to develop innovative solutions for the client
  • Customer relationship management and marketing skills
  • Knowledge of relevant markets and sources of finance
  • Sector knowledge across Power, Renewables, Natural Resources and PFI/Infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of relevant areas of law and accounting

Qualifications and Training
1) Degree or equivalent qualification - desirable
2) Banking training or experience — essential
3) Project Finance experience - essential





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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