We Are Hiring!

Business Development Analyst or Associate


Posting Date: December 2021
Schedule: Full Time
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA


New Energy Risk (NER) helps solve global challenges at an industrial scale. Our clients are technology and project developers seeking capital to commercialize their novel technologies. We assess both commercial and technology risk and design insurance solutions that relocate these risks from the capital markets to the insurance markets. As a result of this risk transfer, our products reduce our clients’ cost of capital and accelerate their commercialization. More, faster, and cheaper capital investment promotes the deployment of critical innovations against climate change, pollution, and other issues facing our world today. Over just the past six years, NER’s small team has helped unlock over $2.5B in capital for a range of projects, including fuel cells for Bloom Energy, RES Polyflow’s conversion of plastic waste to fuel, and the advancement of medical isotope technology by SHINE.

NER is a unique platform with partners including some of the world’s largest insurance companies and institutional investors. Founded in 2010, we have the reputation of an established company with the nimbleness of a startup. We are growing rapidly to meet market demand as more capital flows toward emerging energy and other technology markets.

NER receives hundreds of prospective, high-value client inbounds annually. Each prospective client is developing different technologies in different commercial contexts with different financing needs. They each need individualized, customized attention and a VIP experience.

To better serve these markets, we are hiring a business development analyst or associate (dependent on experience) to manage NER’s high volume of deal flow and our partnership network. The business development analyst or associate will ensure that NER’s prospects feel valued and supported through multi-year project development processes.

The role offers a platform for professional development with exposure to NER’s entire pipeline and opportunities to learn about various emerging technologies, project development, structured financing, and the insurance industry.

The business development analyst or associate will report to the managing director of business development and will have access to the entire team to promote learning from experienced professionals.

To fill this position, NER is seeking a curious, self-starting individual who can work both independently and collaboratively. This role requires a comfort with extensive multi-tasking, critical attention to detail, an analytical mindset, and social intelligence with superlative communication skills on the phone, over video, and in person.

Since NER’s business is at the nexus of finance, technology innovation, and industrial project development, ideal candidates will be interested in developing a multi-disciplinary career and already be passionate about the energy transition. Preferably, candidates will have some familiarity with technology and commercial trends in NER’s core segments: bioeconomy, waste to energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency.

Business Development Analyst or Associate Responsibilities

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing and regularly updating our Salesforce CRM
  • Phone, video, and email communication with prospective clients and partners
  • Managing standard business documents through the sales cycle (e.g. NDAs)
  • Coordinating internally with the business development and technical diligence teams
  • With considerations in place for COVID-19 restrictions and CDC guidelines, domestic and occasional international travel to prospective client sites and conferences (approximately 10%)


New Energy Risk is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values we uphold as a team. Qualified applicants of any background are encouraged to apply. (However, at this time, we are unable to offer visas and will only hire those legally permitted to work in the US.)


  • Demonstrated passion for the energy transition, structured finance, and/or relevant technical topics (must have at least one of these three demonstrated areas of interest)
  • Self-starting, motivated attitude and a readiness to dive into new content
  • Superlative written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized, and keep track of details in the face of complex responsibilities
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • A team player with a desire to work with close-knit and high-performing colleagues


  • Some familiarity with (macrotrends in) renewable energy and bioeconomy industries, both commercially and technologically
  • Relevant experience in industrial project development or related professional services
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM systems

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Annual bonus incentive
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Group health insurance options (including medical, dental, vision, life, disability)
  • 401(k)