The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate (PJ) – Mobility Department(MOBILITY) – Strategic Roads Division (ROADS), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) Road Sector Specialist. This is a full-time position at grade 5/6.
The term of this contract will be 4 years
The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.
Panel interviews are anticipated for mid - November 2019
Projects Directorate (PJ) provides advice and independent opinions to the EIB’s decision makers on the quality and risks of investment projects. It plays an important role in advising promoters on the development and implementation of projects either directly or through external consultants. PJ is also involved in policy formulation for the EIB to respond to EU policies.
As a (Senior) Road Sector Specialist (internally referred to as (Senior) Sector Economist/Engineer) you will be responsible for assessment, within a multi-disciplinary team, of capital investment projects and programmes in the transport sector (all modes but with a focus on roads). This will include the technical, environmental, economic and financial viability, in accordance with EIB procedures. A key part of the role will be to manage the implementation of the division’s projects outside the EU.
- Assess and monitor the technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of capital investment projects and programmes within EU member states and in the other countries in which the Bank operates. A strong sector expertise in the following areas is sought:
- Development of national and regional transport plans for all modes of transport
- Implementation of strategic infrastructure, notably in road corridors and the application of relevant EU legislation and principles outside the EU;
- Preparation of contract documentation and management of procurement processes;
- Assessment of governance and institutional capacity of promoters and identification of technical assistance needs; and
- Preparation of technical assistance contracts, management of procurement for such contracts and supervision of the delivery of the technical assistance services.
- Provide assistance in the early screening of projects/programmes and assess the conformity of projects with EIB Transport Lending Policy and any initiative specific requirements.
- Appraise the technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of capital investment projects and programmes, for transport projects, in both the EU member states and in the other countries in which the Bank operates.
- Contribute to the development of new financial instruments within the sector in the context of the Connecting Europe Facility, the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE), the Economic Resilience Initiative, and EU’s External Investment Plan.
- Cooperate with other Directorates, as required such as Advisory (notably Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions - JASPERS) and with the European Commission (in particular DG MOVE), and or other International Financial Institutions.
- Selectively check compliance with loan conditions and EIB policy during the monitoring phase with a view to managing the Bank’s reputation risk, liaising, where necessary, with other IFIs and the compliance functions of the Bank (Audit, Investigation, Ex Post Evaluation and Complaints Mechanism).
- Monitor the implementation of financed investments in accordance with PJ procedures during and if necessary after the implementation phase, in particular for Project Finance operations, in close cooperation with the Transaction Management and Restructuring Directorate (TMR).
- Contribute to sector studies, policy papers and analyses, in particular in areas of specific expertise or responsibility.
- Actively contribute to Technical Assistance (TA) initiatives.
- Support the Head of Division in horizontal tasks in the sector as assigned by the Head of Division.
- University degree in the field of transport engineering or economics.
- Post graduate qualification, preferably in economics, business administration, construction management and/or transport planning. Relevant training in cost/benefit analysis of transport infrastructure will be an asset. .
- At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in the transport sector, ideally including experience in the planning, design and implementation of major road infrastructure in different countries.
- Experience should encompass design and construction issues, procurement and contract management, management of environmental and social aspects of construction as well as an understanding of applied quantitative methods, in particular traffic models, cost/benefit analysis and project finance modelling/structuring
- Experience should ideally cover the technical, environmental, economic and financial evaluation of transport projects through the feasibility, design, development and supervision phases of projects and including some management and operational practice; it should also cover the issues encountered with the implementation of projects in non-EU countries.
- Additional experience in PPP/Project Finance, innovative funding and private sector participation in transport infrastructure projects would be highly appreciated.
- Deep Understanding of EU policies and the political & operational framework in which the Bank operates would be preferred.
- Knowledge of climate action aspects of transport operations would be a strong asset.
- Fluency in English or French (*) and a good command of the other. The knowledge of other European Union languages will be highly appreciated.
- Proficiency in computer applications, in particular with spreadsheet modelling and risk analysis software.
- Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals
- Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes
- Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns
- Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation 's needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation 's mission, policies and rules.
(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages
We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).
The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate’s experience and expertise
Deadline for applications: 18th October
(*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.