Corporate Development Associate

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We believe that the future of transportation is automated. Automated travel will be safer, more comfortable, more efficient and a powerful economic enabler for our communities. However, automating driving is a massively complex engineering challenge, requiring vehicles to navigate social norms, regional traffic patterns, unpredictable weather incidents, and a host of anomalous events. While billions of dollars have already been spent trying to solve this problem, a comprehensive answer remains frustratingly elusive. We believe that the final answer lies with roadway infrastructure.

Join us in building the roads of the future. Cavnue, which recently announced the closing of its Series A at $130M, is bridging technology and road infrastructure to realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future for automated transportation. Cavnue’s experienced team sits at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and government—working together to develop and deploy the world’s most advanced roads. We are incorporating physical and digital infrastructure that unlock the full spectrum of capabilities of current and future automated vehicle technologies. We believe in a world in which road infrastructure shares in the complexity of autonomy and, instead of being another problem to solve for, becomes a core part of the solution.

The Role 

Cavnue is seeking a Corporate Development Associate to join the Business Development Team. The function of the Cavnue Business Development team is to i) identify and pursue opportunities for the deployment of Cavnue’s technology, ii) evaluate the economics and capital needs of prospective projects, and iii) support capital formation and structuring for projects. As a Corporate Development Associate, you will lead financial and strategic analysis – supporting Cavnue’s CEO, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Acquisitions, and broader Business Development and Strategy team.

Role overview: 

  • Project origination and pursuit: 
    • Lead market research 
    • Engage with public and private sector partners 
    • Support proposal development
  • Evaluate project economics and capital needs
    • Work with Technology and Project Delivery teams on cost and operational assumptions
    • Lead financial modeling and analysis 
  • Support capital formation and structuring
    • Develop investor materials 
    • Support capital raises and transaction structuring


  • BA or equivalent degree
  • 1-3 years of work experience in consulting, investment banking, or private equity – ideally with exposure to infrastructure / transportation / mobility sector and project financing process
  • Outstanding conceptual, analytical, quantitative, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong aptitude for financial modeling
  • Ability to come down a steep learning curve quickly and differentiate critical details from noise (80/20)
  • Strong presence and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Experience interfacing with senior executives (internal or external)


  • Remote friendly and flexible work environment
  • Company 401K match 
  • Parental, childbirth, and adoption leave
  • Wellness perks including access to on-demand primary care, virtual health appointments, and online mental health therapy
  • Home office reimbursement policy
  • Generous PTO policy, including paid year-end holiday shut down 
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Top of the line equipment for our team members!


We are building an incredible team of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that great work can occur anywhere and are open to considering candidates who meet our needs who reside outside our geographic footprint. We also value the impact that can result from co-located teams and some roles may require regular presence in one of our offices.

Cavnue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Cavnue are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.