Financial Analyst

Our company is growing exponentially —and we are seeking an energetic Financial Analyst to help us develop new business at our Lenexa, Kansas office.


Position Summary

Tradewind is seeking a fast-learning and highly motivated Financial Analyst; someone with a pleasant demeanor, can do attitude, and the drive to learn the renewables business.  Attention to detail, accuracy and good written and oral skills are essential.  This person will be a member of the Business Development Team reporting to a Senior Vice President.  The ideal candidate must be organized and articulate, have the ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks and operate from our Lenexa, Kansas office.  Some travel may be required.


  • Analyze, model and provide creative and competitive solutions in the valuation and pricing of Tradewind’s projects and potential acquisitions.
  • Track Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) and prepare project bid proposals. Take a leadership role in coordinating with the development team and management to compile project and pricing details for bid packages. An ability to learn and understand the business is important.
  • Coordinate with management to review and discuss the financial pro forma – project IRR and NPV, tax equity and sponsor returns, depreciation, and fundamental tax and book income matters.
  • Perform ad hoc initiatives for Tradewind executives, as needed.
  • Support and drive initiatives to streamline and improve the financial pro forma, and stay abreast of tax updates and shifts within the industry.


  • A business degree with a concentration in Finance.
  • Two years of analytical and financial modeling experience.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent written and presentation communication skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. An ability to quickly read, review, analyze and summarize large amounts of information, such as project information and market research.
  • Project management skills and an ability to be highly organized and manage multiple processes and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present written and oral information to Management and the customer.


About Tradewind Energy

Tradewind Energy, Inc. is one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. Founded in 2003, our company has earned a reputation for innovation in the market, for our highly skilled and passionate team, and for the respect we demonstrate for the people and communities where we develop projects.

We’ve been honored with the Kansas Governor’s Energy Achievement Award and bestowed the national Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award by the American Wind Energy Association. Our founders were named 2013 finalists for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year.

Our workplace culture attracts competitive, smart and fun people. We are committed to the health, fitness and work-life balance of our employees. We have an on-site fitness facility and it’s not unusual to see our employees cycling to work. Our 110 employees are highly motivated, technically proficient, team oriented and committed to renewable energy. In addition to exceptional employee benefits and a beautifully designed workplace, we enjoy a balance of work and play and provide our employees with healthy snacks and catered lunches. We offer our employees highly competitive pay and above market benefits.

We take great pride in our demonstrated ability to deliver low-cost wind and solar energy to diverse markets while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality. To date, Tradewind has contracted for more than 3 GW of installed wind and solar capacity, powering over 1 million homes with clean energy. We continue to grow and are rapidly expanding our portfolio.


Please submit a resume + a writing sample to:

Tradewind Energy, Inc.
16105 W. 113th Street, Suite 105
Lenexa, KS 66219
Attention: Kathryn Pakdel