Portfolio Manager, Project & Infrastructure Finance


Principal Purpose of the Job:

To proactively manage and monitor the Project Finance loan portfolio through the submission of annual reviews and waiver/amendment requests in both a professional and timely manner. The role will require the maintenance of a close and proactive dialogue with the Credit Risk Department whilst also supporting the other members of the Project & Infrastructure Finance team with their origination and execution activities.


Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Act as the first line of defence for the Bank in risk mitigation on all transactions.
  • Work within the Project Finance team with primary responsibility for proactively managing the Project Finance portfolio, including: -
  • Maintenance of internal Portfolio Management System (“PMS”);
  • Preparation of monthly portfolio report;
  • Undertake periodic / ad-hoc credit reviews including financial and non-financial analysis, internal ratings, financial model review and present to Credit Risk Department / Credit Committee as required;
  • Review of Project due diligence reports during construction and operation, flagging any issues at an early stage with all stakeholders;
  • Process waiver and other transaction requests, obtaining the requisite approvals;
  • Develop relationships with project counterparties, including Project Companies, Agent Banks, Independent Advisors to identify further business opportunities;
  • Attend Project meetings and conference calls as and when required;
  • Execution of existing portfolio refinancing / restructuring opportunities.
  • To support the team in its origination and execution activities.
  • Foster and maintain a positive working relationship with Credit Risk Department.
  • Co-operate with other areas of the Bank in London, Head Office and the branch network.
  • To be fully conversant with the Banks AML / CDD / KYC requirements whilst ensuring that all loan facilities are fully compliant from a KYC perspective; and
  • Other tasks as directed by the Head of Corporate Banking or other members of the Project & Infrastructure Finance team.
  • In due course, and in line with the continued growth of the Project Finance loan portfolio, take a proactive role in the successful establishment of an efficient portfolio management platform by supporting the development of a junior resource in addition to setting up thorough workflow management and reporting procedures.


Skills Required:

  • An excellent understanding of the project and infrastructure finance market including debt structures and documentation with a minimum of 7 years’ experience.
  • An excellent understanding of portfolio management with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Attention to detail and forensic analytical skills.
  • Strong credit analysis and credit application writing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Financial modelling capability.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Existing network of contacts across sponsors, advisors and banks in the project and infrastructure market.
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines as and when required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to on-board a junior resource as and when required and supporting their development and progression towards increased responsibilities linked to the ongoing management.


Our client is an equal opportunity employer and ensures that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Candidates are selected for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.


Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.


For further information, please contact: 

Enrico Castagnetti, Wintermann Search & Selection Limited

Mobile:       +44 (0)7711 267500




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