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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: New York City, New York

Salary: $250K - $250K

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with over 45,000 employees globally and annual revenue in excess of $14 billion. CIBC Capital Markets is the capital markets arm of CIBC, which provides a wide range of investment banking, global markets, credit, and research products and services to government, institutional, corporate and retail clients in North America and in key markets around the world. CIBC Capital Markets employees work in highly disciplined cross-functional teams to leverage industry knowledge and deliver innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of sectors.

The Energy, Infrastructure, & Transition (“EIT”) team provides investment banking services to existing and prospective clients in the renewable and conventional power, utilities, midstream, upstream energy, infrastructure, energy transition and climate technology sectors. The team has a global coverage strategy across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Our client-centric approach incorporates M&A and other financial advisory services with full access to the debt, equity and loan capital markets. The team also delivers complex risk and hedging solutions to clients. The EIT team manages a market leading platform from our offices in Toronto, New York, Houston, Calgary, London and Bogota.

The team’s coverage mandate includes renewable and conventional power (solar, wind, hydro, biomass, natural gas and storage), utility and utility infrastructure (regulated utilities, district energy), energy transition (hydrogen, CCUS, biofuels, climate technology), infrastructure (airports, roads, ports, rail and logistics, digital), midstream and upstream oil and gas. The EIT team supports our clients through a variety of transactions including M&A, capital structure and strategic advisory, equity and debt capital financings, and tax equity transactions. Through such transactions, our specialized global platform and subject matter expertise enables us to help our clients meet their goals, including net zero and climate goals.

Who Are You

Based in New York, the Director (VP-level) will work closely with EIT team members, as well as product groups within CIBC to complete assignments that impact the firm’s bottom line through deal execution, deal identification and building of client relationships.

What You’ll Be Doing

Leading the Execution of Transactions and Providing Flawless Client Service

  • Play a lead role in the execution of client transactions including acting as the central point of contact for the deal team and client team members as appropriate throughout a transaction.
  • Coordinate and liaise with product group partners within CIBC to deliver comprehensive client-focused solutions.
  • Conduct client meetings alongside other CIBC team members.
  • Lead and oversee complex financial modeling, valuation and other analyses and provide corresponding recommendations to internal and client stakeholders.
  • Together with EIT team members and product group partners, develop recommendations and provide deal-specific strategic and tactical advice to clients.
  • Maintain responsibility for the overall information and communication flow on deal teams.
  • Conduct industry research and analysis to assist in the identification and/or analysis of investment banking business opportunities.
  • Take advantage of in depth technical and industry knowledge, as well as the geopolitical environment to generate transaction ideas/opportunities
  • Work closely with outside working group members including legal advisors, accounting advisors, auditors, etc.


Leveraging Internal and External Relationships for the Benefit of Clients

  • Assist EIT Managing Directors and Executive Directors in the development of new business ideas and opportunities.
  • Coordinate client-focused and deal-focused “brainstorming” sessions with relevant team members and product specialists.
  • Develop and maintain an internal network with global EIT teams, product groups and other business groups.
  • Develop relationships and actively communicate with various appropriate client contacts.
  • Develop and maintain an external network of key contacts, including legal advisors, accounting advisors, shareholder services firms, communications firms, etc.


Managing and Coaching Analysts and Associates

  • Actively manage and mentor the Associates and Analysts that work with you and provide regular feedback to them.


How You’ll Succeed

  • Minimum of 5-6 years of experience in one or more of investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, project financing, tax equity, or investment review. Experience must have included meaningful financial modeling and analysis. Working knowledge of the power/renewables, utilities, infrastructure, midstream, and/or energy transition sectors as well as direct investment banking experience are assets.
  • MBA, CA and/or CFA is preferred.
  • Extremely dedicated and motivated individual with high career aspirations. Must be capable of assuming high levels of responsibility for multiple assignments simultaneously and in short time frames, and driving them forward towards completion.
  • Aptitude for complex analytical work, evidenced by an ability to define what drives outcomes, to surface potential alternative hypotheses and to test alternatives using insightful analysis.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively distill and succinctly communicate the results and implications of complex analyses to internal and client representatives.
  • Proven presentation skills evidenced by ability to be a focused, confident and persuasive presenter.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills in order to develop, manage and leverage relationships with clients, and internal and/or external business partners.
  • Detailed working knowledge of the financial markets to assess impact of market conditions.
  • Working knowledge of all related securities rules and regulatory requirements in order to advise clients effectively.
  • Strong technical skills as it relates to basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), industry technology (Bloomberg) and applicable software.
  • Unquestioned professionalism, ethics and reputation and proven ability to exercise strong independent judgment when making business decisions and/or representing CIBC Capital Markets.


Working Conditions

  • This role operates within a normal office environment with little exposure to adverse working conditions.
  • Some travel may be required.



At CIBC, we offer a competitive total rewards package.  This role has an expected base salary of $250,000 for the New York, NY market based on experience, qualifications, and location of the position.  The successful candidate may be eligible to participate in the relevant business unit’s incentive compensation plan, which also may include a discretionary bonus component. CIBC offers a full range of benefits and programs to meet our employee’s needs; including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability, and Other Insurance Plans, Paid Time Off (including Sick Leave, Parental Leave, and Vacation), Holidays, and 401(k), in addition to other special perks reserved for our team members.


Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location. Additional total compensation and benefits details will be provided during the hiring process.


What CIBC Offers


At CIBC, your goals are a priority. We start with your strengths and ambitions as an employee and strive to create opportunities to tap into your potential. We aspire to give you a career, rather than just a paycheck.

  • We work to recognize you in meaningful, personalized ways including a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, a benefits program*, a vacation offering, wellbeing support, and MomentMakers, our social, points-based recognition program.
  • Our spaces and technological toolkit will make it simple to bring together great minds to create innovative solutions that make a difference for our clients.
  • We cultivate a culture where you can express your ambition through initiatives like Purpose Day; a paid day off dedicated for you to use to invest in your growth and development.


*Subject to plan and program terms and conditions


What you need to know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit.

Job Location

NY-300 Madison Ave., 8th Floor