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Investment Analyst

Washington DC Metro Area

About Lightshift Energy:

Founded at the beginning of 2019, Lightshift Energy focuses on the development, design, financing, construction, ownership, and operations of utility-scale energy storage projects in the US. Large-scale batteries allow our customers to save costs, operate the grid more reliably, and balance variations in wind and solar production. Located in Arlington, VA, Lightshift works with utilities and large electric consumers on sophisticated, value-maximizing approaches to energy storage and clean energy integration. Lightshift’s leadership combines decades of clean energy expertise with a commitment to accelerating the shift to a sustainable energy future through storage.  


Description of Role: 

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Finance, the Investment Analyst will support all of Lightshift’s financial activities from corporate accounting to project finance. The ideal candidate has experience working with financing partners in energy infrastructure and project finance.  



  • Support finance, accounting, and treasury functions;  

  • Work with finance and analytics teams on project financial modeling;  

  • Conduct fundamental analysis of company and portfolio-level cash flow, including in-depth financial modeling and returns analysis; 

  • Support Head of Corporate Finance in financial planning, budgeting, and cash flow and related presentations to the Board; 

  • Support tax equity/debt diligence;  

  • Create and maintain data rooms; 

  • Interface with internal and external parties to manage the timely development and delivery of all documents, reports, and other closing deliverables.  



  • BA/BS in finance or related degree, CPA/CFA a plus;  

  • 1-2 years of experience in finance-related roles; preferably in renewables and project finance; 

  • Expert in Excel; ability to build, manipulate and interpret heavy project finance models; 

  • Direct tax equity/debt experience preferred; 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; 

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; 

  • Understanding of GAAP financial accounting; 

  • Task-oriented with high attention to detail; 

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time. 


Location: Washington, DC Metro Area  


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience and generous annual cash bonuses;  

  • Upside in the company for well-qualified candidates;  

  • Full benefits package, including 401k, health/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and short-term disability.  

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