The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate (PJ) – Energy Department (ENERGY) - Electricity Networks Division (ELNET) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a
Head of Electricity Networks Division at grade 7/C
This is a full time position
Assessment Centers for selected applicants would take place in November
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 Bank in line with the pursuit of its overall policy mission. To accomplish its role, PJ is mainly staffed with sector experts (Engineers, Economists, Environmental and Social experts), who work together in multi-disciplinary project teams, and in close contact with the other EIB operational services.
The Head of Division leads, coordinates and supervises the work of the Division, consisting of a team of engineers, economists and related support staff who, within multi-disciplinary teams, assess the viability of capital investment projects and programmes in the electricity transmission, storage and distribution sectors, in all countries where the Bank operates, and in accordance with Bank and PJ procedures, and develop and provide policy support relevant to the sectors including the development of new initiatives.
As Head of Division you report to the Director of the ENERGY Department and cooperate closely with the other divisions of the Department and with the other Bank services participating in the lending process. You maintain external contacts with firms, organisations, public authorities and EU officials as appropriate.
- Plan, organise, manage and control the activities of the division. Allocate responsibilities, set objectives and evaluate the performance of the division's staff. Ensure an effective cooperation among team members and other Bank staff, as well as the dissemination and cross fertilisation of information inside and outside the division, as necessary
- Ensure that the techno-economic assessment, monitoring, and technical assistance related aspects of projects and programmes are performed to the required quality standards. Help team members identify early and solve potential problems in a project's life cycle.
- Select, manage and supervise the staff within the division in order to ensure they have the right competencies, objectives and motivation in order to implement the formulated strategy and policies and deliver results
- Liaise closely with the Lending Directorate (Operations), Transaction Management & Restructuring, Legal and Risk Management directorates. Provide assistance in the early screening of projects/programmes and help develop new lending strategies. Cooperate with other Directorates as required.
- Liaise with the Commission regarding the development of EU energy and climate policies and projects and with other organisations active within the sector.
- Represent the Bank in external fora
- Understand developments within in the sector and anticipate their impact on the Bank’s activities.
- Supervise and/or prepare policy papers
- Contribute towards defining, managing and implementing the Department’s objectives and budgets
- University degree (masters or equivalent professional qualification) in a relevant domain, typically in engineering and/or economics
- At least 10 years of relevant experience ideally in the Energy Sector.
- Experience in the appraisal and monitoring of investment projects and programmes, as well as providing technical assistance.
- An understanding of key technical, environmental and economic issues within the electricity network sector.
- Successful experience in managing and mentoring people ideally in multicultural environments or international organisations (e.g. contribution to: deciding on team resources and skills; establishing objectives; assessing performance; delegating and supervising tasks; guiding, motivating, mentoring and providing feedback)
- Good knowledge and understanding of the EIB's mission and activities, objectives, strategies, policies and processes, including the project cycle
- In-depth understanding of relevant EU policies, and the political & operational framework in which the Bank operates
- Experience of tools and methods normally used within the project Directorate for assessing projects
- Sound knowledge of EU energy and climate policies,
- Understanding of Climate Change issues and their importance to the energy sector.
- Excellent knowledge of English and French. Knowledge of other EU languages 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.
- Developing Others: Builds the long-term capability of others by guiding and developing them to make the most of their competence and potential, based on an accurate understanding of their true strengths and development needs.
- Strategic Thinking: Thinks about the long term organisation strategy and how to align to and implement it; comes up with useful new strategic insights.
Team Leadership: Builds a high performing team, ensuring it is focused, motivated and inspired to achieve organisational objectives, encouraging performance excellence and addressing underperformance when required.
(*) 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: 28th September 2018
(*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.