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M&A Intern


The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading U.S. renewable energy developer, owner and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states.  Scout is an owner-operator with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.

Scout is made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world. Our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.

Position Summary Description

As an Intern within Scout’s M&A team, you will support the due diligence process for acquisitions and potential sales of utility-scale wind and solar projects.

You will manage the data room, conduct key analyses on your own, and coordinate third-party review where appropriate. Your strategic engagement of the Development team will enable them to focus their energy on greenfield and mid- to late-stage development while providing critical insights into the due diligence process.

You will employ your organizational skills and business acumen to participate in Scout’s due diligence process:

  • Coordinate due diligence activities with internal engineering, development, construction, legal, and project finance team members.
  • Anticipate potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.

Your interest in negotiation will enable you to support our M&A team during deal negotiation of commercial structures and finance and close:

  • Support the development and negotiation of term sheets as you hone your understanding of the commercial points that drive acquisition agreements.
  • Integrate the feedback of Scout team members into your project approach to achieve superior results.
  • Implement long-term company strategy and initiatives related to wind and solar development.

In addition, you will conduct research to support our project identification and negotiation efforts:

  • Mine ISO/RTO queues for potential targets.
  • Research other changes in the markets to identify areas with high potential opportunities.
  • Prepare proposals, presentations, and board papers as directed.

You will join the M&A team, reporting directly to the Vice President of M&A. You will collaborate extensively with team members across the company as Scout continues to grow through both organic and strategic acquisition opportunities to bring high quality wind and solar projects into our pipeline for development.

Qualifications

  • Required:
    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree.
    • Passion for renewable energy and the commitment to advancing its adoption.
    • High level of organization and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Desire to cultivate your commercial and negotiation skills.
    • Strength in communicating verbally, in writing, and through presentation development.
    • Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations, and risk/benefit tradeoffs, in written, verbal, and presentation format, to project teams and to senior management.
    • Experience using influence rather than authority to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Preferred but not required:
    • Current MBA student or recent graduate from an MBA program.
    • Awareness of economic drivers for renewable energy projects.
    • Basic understanding of Google Earth Pro of another GIS mapping software.
    • Demonstrated success in the areas of process management or process improvement.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.

Timeline and Location

This position will begin as soon as possible, preferably in late August 2021 or earlier.

We envision that this will be a part-time internship during the 2021-2022 school year with the potential to extend to Summer 2022 if it is mutually agreeable.

Our ideal candidate will be able to work out of our Boulder office on a regular basis. Scout is a leading safety company supporting the health and safety of its team members and their families.

Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members

  • Integrity. Ethical professional who does the right thing even when it is difficult.
  • Initiative. Resourceful self-motivator with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Intelligence. Perpetual learner with the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Work Ethic. Productive team member who desires to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and get things done.
  • Team Focus. Purpose-driven colleague with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.

Invitation to Women and U.S. Underrepresented Groups

We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry. Consistent with our core values, Scout celebrates the diversity of thought and experience that comes from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, gender, race, and ethnicity.

Invitation to Veterans

Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.

 Compensation

Target hourly rate: $20-25

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@scoutcleanenergy.com.

For more information:  www.scoutcleanenergy.com

LOCATION Boulder, CO TYPE Part-time REQUIREMENTS Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

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Scout Clean Energy

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5775 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 120
Boulder, CO 80301