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MUFG Vice President, Project Finance - Energy Team in London, United Kingdom

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Our market leading Structured Finance Department (ESFO) is responsible for i) marketing, ii) originating and iii) structuring project finance transactions in the EMEA region across the Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources sectors. As part of Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB), ESFO’s main responsibilities include the structuring, financial and rating advisory and the execution of loans for our clients in the region.

A particular strength of ESFO is our financial advisory capability that has broadened in scope from advising on lending, to include equity advisory capability and procurement advisory.

The strategy of the team is to increase this broadening of scope whilst expanding the geographical and sectoral focus in order to support clients whilst contributing to the broader GCIB strategies around FIs, Distribution and Cross Sell. As part of ESFO, the Energy team cover the Energy transactions across EMEA.




Operating as a product expert, contributing to the origination, structuring and execution of the project finance product in the Energy sector. Required to work closely with Relationship Managers to manage client sales/client interaction in order to support product development, risk solutions and cross-sell opportunities.


Specifically, you will be accountable and responsible for taking appropriate action with respect to the Company’s and ESFO Energy Team, including:

Bank entity:

  • Responsible and accountable for leading or assisting business development activity, such as specific marketing initiatives, and pitch opportunities.

  • Responsible and accountable for managing day to day client or counterparty interactions within the Energy project finance area at a counterpart level; identifying and understanding client needs in order to develop and originate product solutions.

  • Responsible for leading or assisting the team with responses to Request for Proposals with high quality and accurate output.

  • Accountable for managing deal negotiations within specified limits.

  • Responsible for and accountable assisting the team with the preparation of Information Memorandums and generally support the execution of advisory mandates under the supervision of more senior staff.

  • Accountable for analysing and interpreting a range of complex financial and market data sources to understand product performance and potential impact.

  • Responsible for managing the credit application process and presenting credit cases to internal audiences, showing an understanding of credit requirements to develop a compelling business rationale to enable transactions.

  • Accountable for reviewing documentation and carry accountability for the appropriate level of sign off, ensuring that documents are further actioned as appropriate.

  • Responsible to act as the first point of contact for technical and client related issues, liaising with other stakeholders to seek resolution and / or escalating as required.

  • Responsible for lead or assisting specified internal projects, setting short term objectives to maximise sales and revenue generation. Accountable for wider division projects.

Securities entity:

  • Accountable for collaboration with Securities employees, facilitating the marketing and origination of transactions with your area of specialism in respect to the Securities product suite.

  • The non-functional nature of this role means that you will not be able to transact (which means lead any structuring, credit, execution or commitment discussions) on behalf of any Securities legal entity; though through your role in Project Finance you will be able to share data and information, attend both internal and external meetings, offering up views and opinions.

  • All recommendations and final decisions around structure, credit, pricing, execution and commitment must be made by a Securities employee or a functional dual-hat employee.


You are responsible for:

  • Providing leadership, guidance and advice to junior team members to ensure they are delivering to the desired standard of quality, whilst receiving appropriate opportunities for growth and development.

Relationship with other functions and stakeholders

  • Maintain and enhance good working relationships with stakeholders, across the region and globally to share best practices, provide support and develop effective local policies and procedures appropriate to the Company, and working in support of the One MUFG and overall Group strategy.

  • Overseeing collaboration with internal stakeholders, including other products areas such as Securities, to ensure appropriate engagement and support to develop, secure and maximise product cross-sell opportunities.



  • Previous experience working in project finance (three to five years)

  • Significant relevant industry experience with a specialism within Energy project finance


  • Advisory experience


Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of credit, risk management, market and legal aspects of project finance

  • Knowledge of the competitor landscape within project finance

  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills

  • Interpersonal and networking skills

Education / Qualifications:

Degree Level and/or relevant industry expertise


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability

  • A proactive, motivated approach.

  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly

  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A structured and logical approach to work

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • A creative and innovative approach to work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

  • Strong numerical skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel/Word/Power Point)

  • The ability to articulate and implement the vision/strategy for the Energy department

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

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