Investment Principal, Ventures

Job Function

The Principal role will work across the origination, execution, and management of transactions, following investments throughout their complete life cycle. The role will include active, hands-on portfolio and asset management by working with management companies and co-investors to help support and accelerate adoption and commercialisation. Investment opportunities should demonstrate a substantive reduction in carbon emissions as well as attractive financial returns, including an appropriate risk-return profile.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Generation of Deal Flow.
  • Execution of Due Diligence.
  • Deal Structuring/Negotiation.
  • Portfolio Management (including potential board or board observer seats).
  • Leadership.
  • External Communications.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To build and leverage networks to drive new deal flow along with potential co-investors and/or acquirers.
  • To identify suitable investment opportunities that have the potential for significant carbon reduction.
  • To lead deal teams including initial screening, active due diligence, deal structuring and negotiation of investment opportunities.
  • To be oversee and be responsible for the detailed financial modelling and return scenario analysis.
  • To assess credibility of investee management teams and their ability to project results.
  • To actively manage selected portfolio companies, including board participation and leadership of follow-on investments.
  • To actively monitor progress on investee companies, seek organizational input, and advise as needed.
  • To participate in exits to successfully provide an appropriate return on investment.
  • To assist in driving strategic initiatives and input into broader company initiatives.
  • To complete ongoing reporting and fair market analysis of select investee companies.
  • To build up presence as ambassador for company - including taking on speaking engagements, staying in contact with industry partners.
  • To provide leadership for team Associates and Analysts.
  • To brief and liaise with the internal CI team, including Strategy and Commercialisation, and core functions such as Finance and Legal, as required.

Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Relevant professional experience in energy, oil & gas, or heavy industry.
  • Relevant professional investing experience including, but not limited to: venture capital, private equity, growth equity, or corporate M&A.
  • Relevant degree in finance, economics or engineering.
  • MBA highly desirable.
  • Track record of strong investment performance.
  • Engineering background is a plus.

Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Previous investment experience in Venture Capital/Private Equity/Growth Equity.
  • Strong performance track record in previous investment roles, ideally with global organisations.
  • Closure of multiple transactions as part of a broader investment team.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to produce and interpret financial statements.
  • Ability to produce concise and accurate investment reports.
  • Strong sense of commerciality and knows what makes commercial sense and the ability to identify key risks.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Highly adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills and able to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work without supervision and under pressure, and intelligently assess and anticipate requirements.
  • Ability to prioritise incoming material and to determine what can be actioned or referred in their absence.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including prioritising, forward-planning and administration.
  • Excellent teamwork and networking skills.
  • Clear communicator – verbal and written.
  • Ability to synthesise materials to suit the audience in a concise manner.
  • Can problem-solve issues and suggest effective solutions taking account of multi-dimensional factors.
  • Ability to influence decision making at a senior level.
  • Development of effective working relationships at all levels within the organisation as well as with external parties.
  • Ability to facilitate high standards within teamwork-based approaches.
  • Flexibility and efficiency to ensure the roles and responsibilities are met in a timely and effective manner.
  • Team player: ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
  • Ability to judge and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion on sensitive issues.
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus.

Additional Information

  • The position is based in the US or UK (For the US our preference would be for candidates to be domiciled within commuting distance of one of our Hub locations - Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C.).
  • Eligibility to live and work in the US or UK is essential.
  • International and domestic travel will be required from time to time.
  • Diverse locations of OGCI CI may result in out of hours meetings/calls, as required.

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We thank all applicants for their interest in working with us.  Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note, neither OGCI Climate Investments LLP nor any of the organisations that recruit on our behalf will ever ask for any payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process.