Western Alliance Bank

  • Relationship Manager - Renewable Resources - San Jose

    Req No.
    Bridge Bank
    Commercial & Industrial Lending
    Regular Full Time
    San Jose
  • Overview

    We are looking for Relationship Managers who do things differently. Our ideal banker is someone who wants to be more than just a banker. They want to be a valued partner to some of the most innovative businesses in the country.


    The Renewable Resource Relationship Manager will source and lead structured transactions in the rapidly growing renewable energy industry for a leader in technology banking. Bridge Bank’s Renewable Resource Group provides debt that enables the acquisition of, construction of, or term financing of solar, wind, energy storage, and other assets.


    • Lead the structuring, negotiation, underwriting, and execution of project finance loans as the primary interface with the client and credit administration.
    • Manage the deal process, including internal and external counsel and independent engineers.
    • Deliver term sheets, opportunity memos, loan presentations, and relationship reviews for credit administrator, credit committee, and executive approval.
    • Develop new customer relationships and maintain contacts and opportunities in CRM.
    • Identify opportunities for the bank to deliver client value beyond project finance.
    • Assist with industry analysis and development of strategy.
    • Monitor a portfolio of loans for regulatory and documentary compliance.
    • Matrix manage group credit analysts that support projects and portfolio.
    • Travel for meetings and industry conferences (up to 25%).


    Eligible candidates will have the following Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university.
    • A minimum of five (5) years or more in banking, structured transactions, or a related field.
    • Effective written communication, presentation, and influencing skills.
    • Demonstrated competence in financial statement analysis and cash flow modeling using Excel. 
    • Ability to prioritize across projects and balance short-term deliverables with long-term goals. 
    • Demonstrated self-starter with a client-service focus.
    • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to deeply understand the changing energy landscape.


    Ideal candidates will meet the following Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in or knowledge of renewable energy project finance or other non-recourse project finance structures.
    • Demonstrated business development or sales success.
    • Established network in renewable energy.
    • Experience with power purchase agreements, equipment leases, or commercial real estate or construction loan underwriting.
    • Degree in accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, engineering or related field.


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