Mergers and Acquisitions Associate

Location: 

Houston, Texas, US, 77002

Job ID#:  602
Job Category:  Development
Position Type:  Regular FT

JERA Americas Inc. is part of a global energy company, supporting the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable world while fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and stable supply of reliable and affordable energy. The Company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA, which stands for Japan's Energy for a New Era. JERA has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions from its businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

JERA Americas seeks to continue its rapid expansion into renewable energy markets focusing on wind, solar, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrogen production and transportation. To meet the challenges of a fast-growing company, we are searching for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be part of the equation to provide energy for a new era.

Summary

The Analyst/Associate on the Mergers and Acquisitions  (“M&A”) team will be responsible for analyzing acquisition and divestment opportunities in the North American energy and renewable space (i.e. wind/solar/low carbon/thermal/energy storage/LNG).  The M&A team reports to the Chief Development Office (“CDO”) and leads all growth acquisitions and strategic divestments for JERA Americas. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, team player with a passion for power and/or energy, some experience in the aforementioned areas and a strong desire to learn and grow at a market leading power and energy company with global reach and strong decarbonization goals.

Position Description

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Support strategic initiatives for the company, helping to identify, prioritize, and execute on acquisition and divestment opportunities; communicate opportunities and ideas in real time to the broader team.
  • Support M&A activities in thermal, solar, wind, low carbon, and energy storage; coordinate and drive internal and external parties across all work streams to maximize value and minimize risk.
  • Share expertise and build knowledge with the internal team members and interface with external partners and consultants.
  • Create and manage budgets and schedules for acquisition and divestment projects.
  • Conduct origination, model development, due diligence oversight/organization (both internal and external counterparties), acquisition proposal document development, as well as support in negotiation, execution and closing of transactions.
  • Perform team management, risk management, and coordinate with all related functions (i.e. finance, risk, commercial, operations, etc.).

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • 4-year degree
  • 2+ years of experience in an analytical environment, including but not limited to power/utility investment banking, corporate finance, corporate development or other M&A / modeling field with an energy/power/fuel focus

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MBA
  • Experience throughout full M&A process
  • Experience in renewable, thermal, LNG M&A
  • Experience working with Independent Power Producers

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Strong project and process management experience, both internal and external
  • Understanding the US power markets and policy
  • Demonstrated expertise in model development, M&A processes management, problem solving, organization and program management working with a diverse functional group.

AP/EEO Statement

JERA Americas Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.


Nearest Major Market: Houston