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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate (PJ) - Innovation and Competitiveness Department (INCO) - Advanced Materials Division (AM) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a: (Associate) Chemical Industry Advisor. This is a full time position at grade 4/5.
Panel interviews are anticipated for February/ March 2020. 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.
Purpose The Project Directorate's mission is to provide independent economic and technical advice to the EIB's decision makers on the quality of investment projects submitted to the Bank as well as advising promoters on the development and implementation of projects. Moreover, it informs the sector policies of the EIB in line with the pursuit of its overall policy mission. To accomplish its role, PJ is mainly staffed with sector specialists (Engineers, Economists, Environmental and Social experts), who work together in multi-disciplinary project teams, and closely cooperate with the other EIB operational services. As the (Associate) Chemical Industry Advisor (internally referred to as (Associate) Sector Engineer) you will conduct, within multi-disciplinary teams, the due diligence of innovative enterprises within the chemicals and industrial metals industries. You will assess the financial, economic, technical and environmental viability of investment projects and programmes in all countries where the Bank operates, in accordance with the Bank's procedures. You will also contribute to sector studies and/or policy papers in support of the EIB's sector and lending policies.
Operating Network The Innovation and Competitiveness Department focuses on supporting investments in the knowledge economy and comprises five divisions. As the (Associate) Chemical Industry Advisor you will report to the Head of the Advanced Materials (AM) Division and work in close contact with the executive staff of the INCO Department, covering raw materials industries, including extractive industries, metals, other minerals and chemicals. In addition, close work and cooperation with other parts of the Bank are envisaged, as well as external contacts as appropriate.
Accountabilities Being a part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will:
Evaluate the strategic consistency, commercial viability and environmental sustainability of the business model of innovative companies.
Assess the technical and economic viability of dynamic investment projects and programmes in the relevant industrial sectors, including the environmental impact of projects and the assessment of investments in tangible and intangible assets related to Research, Development and Innovation.
Prepare sector, policy and methodology papers related to the sector of your responsibility in support of the Bank's sector and lending policies, in particular related to climate / environmental aspects.
Assist in identifying investments representing new financing opportunities in these sectors.
Monitor project implementation, including final evaluation of project completion and further project follow-up when required.
Represent the EIB towards corresponding service units in the European Commission, other international bodies and IFIs as well as at selected sector events.
University degree in Engineering. A combination of both Engineering and Finance/Economics/Business studies would be an advantage.
A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the Chemicals (petrochemicals; polymers and plastics; speciality chemicals) or Metals sector, gained in an industrial corporate and/or strategy and management consultancy firm, with exposure to market and environmental analysis.
Deep knowledge of applied quantitative methods, economic and financial modelling, including cash flow modelling, cost-benefit analysis and risk analysis.
Excellent knowledge of English and French (*). The knowledge of another European Union language would be an advantage.
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 (*). Deadline for applications: 17 th January 2020 (*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities. #LI-POST