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Equilibrium’s Water and Waste team launched the Wastewater Opportunity Fund to provide project-level equity financing to develop, design, build and operate distributed wastewater facilities. Initially, the fund’s projects target the agricultural waste, industrial food waste and municipal wastewater sectors where revenues are generated from renewable electricity, renewable fuel, waste processing and nutrient sales.  The team is expanding to build a $1 billion portfolio of water and waste assets over the next several years and is looking to hire an investment professional to expand the Investments team.


  • Lead investment underwriting and the due diligence process, working with other investment and technical team members to:
    • review various legal and project due diligence to ensure underwriting standards are followed, risks are appropriately mitigated, and IC requirements are met
    • build financial models to analyze potential investments with regard to their ability to deliver risk-adjusted returns within the projected timeline, and develop risk mitigation strategies
    • organize all electronic and written documents and files (i.e. Dropbox) for the underwriting and due diligence processes, debt leverage and asset management through the lifecycle of investments.
  • Manage a timely and accurate transaction closing process.
  • Assist the construction and operations team leaders to manage timely reporting and preparation of assets for recapitalizations or dispositions.
  • Draft reports as required by the fund’s reporting requirements to investors.
  • Ad hoc projects that may include but are not limited to research, fund level analysis, white papers, etc.   
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience in roles requiring strong analytical and problem-solving skills, preferably in a financial or investment context. Working knowledge of and experience with financial underwriting, transaction structuring and due diligence processes. 
  • Financial modeling experience
  • Proficiency in generating written materials, including investment related documentation.
  • Extremely well organized, highly motivated and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task particularly to simultaneously manage multiple projects through complex investment underwriting and due diligence processes. 
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally, working in a cross-functional small team environment. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A passion for sustainable investing and asset management. Team-oriented with openness and flexibility to shift roles and grow over time, moving from investment transactions to operational asset management.

o   Prepare detailed, timely and accurate investment memos and presentations for assessment by the Fund’s Investment Committee (IC).


  • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a preference for candidates with a Master’s degree in finance, business or equivalent major.
  • Excited about working and living in Portland, Oregon with the ability to travel frequently as needed perhaps 25% of the time.
  • Experience in water, wastewater, waste management, renewable energy, real estate, project financing, or debt financing is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • High emotional intelligence required.
  • Competitive compensation will include a base salary with a potential performance-based bonus and standard benefits that will be commensurate with experience.


  • Competitive compensation will include a base salary with a potential performance-based bonus and standard benefits that will be commensurate with experience.
Location: Portland, OR, OR
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