ABOUT GENERATE CAPITAL

Generate Capital is a leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Generate has been accelerating the Infrastructure Revolution for years, partnering with pre-eminent innovators with a diversified fleet of over 2,000 sustainable infrastructure assets, serving more than 1000 customers and communities. We are the one-stop shop for technology companies, developers and integrators for capital in its many forms and help to deploy sustainable infrastructure and for customers to meet resilience, decarbonization and cost savings goals.

Climate change, and the related resource challenges of food insecurity, energy poverty, and water scarcity, require an unrelenting focus on delivering solutions at the urgency and scale required. At Generate, we believe that we can solve the world’s most pressing resource issues by taking a systems-level approach, one that has the appropriate time horizon and the financial, operational and human capacity to comprehensively address the challenges before us. We recognize that our stakeholder alignment is our license to operate: customers, communities, innovators, developers, employees, capital partners and the planet all must win.

We do work others can’t. Generate is the long-term, flexible, operationally capable, and values-driven financing partner for pioneering project developers and solutions providers, offering an empathetic and experienced approach to solving the world’s most important problems.

Joining Generate is an opportunity to help build a cutting-edge, values-driven organization that is redefining the economics of sustainable infrastructure. At Generate we take a long-term approach to our people and are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and empathetic workforce that is willing to roll up our sleeves and do what it takes to get infrastructure projects built. We integrate our values – integrity, collaboration, excellence, intellectual honesty, and accountability – at all levels, in all of our decisions. Certified as a Great Place to Work, Generate offers employees a collaborative culture, opportunities for personal growth and exposure to ongoing learning opportunities.

 

What you can expect from us:

  • The ability to truly “do well by doing good”; indeed, we really are changing the world
  • An opportunity to help build a cutting edge, values-driven organization that is leading the Resource Revolution and redefining the economics of distributed, sustainable infrastructure
  • The integration of our values – integrity, collaboration, excellence, intellectual honesty, and accountability – at all levels and with our many stakeholders
  • An opportunity for entrepreneurship and leadership in building out and managing the company’s first team located outside of the United States
  • A commitment to your professional development, ongoing learning opportunities, and overall growth as a person
  • The ability to work with a team with decades of collective experience financing and managing billions of dollars of sustainable infrastructure, leading successful startups, and growing great people, both in the U.K. and the U.S.
  • Competitive pay and benefits

 

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

 

Generate Capital aims to provide any capital solution that our partners may require.  While thus far our efforts have been focused largely on North America, the Resource Revolution requires a global approach. With that in mind, Generate Capital established an office in the U.K, our first outside of the U.S., by attracting top talent in the sustainability finance space. In 2021, the team closed its first major transactions.

 

We are looking for a process- and results-oriented attorney, passionate about the type of work Generate is doing, and looking to apply their experience as a transactional, project finance and secured lending lawyer to help scale a growing team, integrate with the rest of the Company, and drive critical internal process efficiencies.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of an experienced team at a new office as they expand on Generate’s vision throughout Europe.

 

What you will be doing at Generate Capital as the Counsel

  • Provide legal and transactional support to the U.K. Investment Team, which offers innovative financing solutions to developers and operators in the renewable energy and sustainability space through project acquisition, corporate M&A, minority corporate investments, and debt financings.
  • Apply your experience and understanding of financial instruments and local markets to structure, draft and negotiate financing documentation and ensuring smooth integration into Generate’s portfolio.
  • Act as a strategic adviser to the U.K. team as they interact with early-stage and experienced developers.
  • Drive the standardization of transaction structures, processes and documentation across the U.K. portfolio in coordination with your U.S. colleagues, including creating forms to increase efficiency.
  • Support cross-functional teams within Generate Capital, including legal, tax, FP&A, treasury, accounting etc. to lessen friction and ensure smooth integration.
  • Manage outside counsel in advising on more complicated transactions and ensure outside counsel provides usable advice to the business team.
  • Provide general advice and contract negotiation support to Generate.

 

Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • A demonstrated passion for or commitment to our mission
  • 6+ years representing companies, borrowers and lenders in cross-border financing transactions, preferably project financing of energy or infrastructure assets, secured lending, and project and corporate M&A at a law firm and/or in-house at a private fund or developer.
  • Experience as a transaction attorney drafting and negotiating documentation and leading a transaction to a swift and complete closing or with outside counsel support for larger and complicated deals.
  • Helpful additional experience includes general corporate work for UK and EU countries.
  • Expert at applying knowledge in one industry/sector into new areas of investment.
  • Ability to negotiate with counterparties engaging in financing for the first time.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple ongoing projects.
  • Unimpeachable integrity and glowing references.
  • Ability and willingness to identify gaps and needs in a new business and propose solutions and structures to solve those needs.
  • Ability and willingness to work across teams and time zones to shepherd everyone toward successful outcomes.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including empathy, intuition, and listening as well as strong writing, editing, and basic design skills.
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting novel challenges.
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk, recognition that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”. You do not need to be an expert in everything, but you need to be willing to take it on and figure it out with your teammates and outside experts.

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