Principal Engineer – EBRD – London, UK

Location:
London, United Kingdom
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Principal Engineer – EBRD – London, UK

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Principal Engineer – EBRD – London, UK

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Carry out or supervise technical due diligence in order to appraise technical and commercial viability of projects in preparation.
  • Screen initial project proposals to help inform OL and Team Director on whether Bank resources should be committed to develop specific projects.
  • Help prepare project related documentation including writing Terms of Reference, internal Bank approval documentation etc. providing relevant technical input as necessary.
  • Maintain benchmarks of different technologies to ensure Team has state-of-the-art sector expertise.
  • Seek opportunities across sectors and across teams where a more integrated or novel approach could realise better projects
  • Where necessary, carry out or supervise project monitoring in order to support loan disbursement process.
  • Contribute to development of related policies, Country and Bank Strategies and to the EBRD’s Green Cities initiative.
  • Support the Teams in Head Quarters and Regional Offices with relevant sector related marketing activities to identify and scope new operations in the sector.
  • Provide on the job support/coaching to team colleagues in technical aspects of project screening, scoping, due diligence and monitoring to increase sector related skills and understandings.
  • Advise and assist Team procurement specialist on technical aspects of the projects to facilitate project implementation; advise EPG on rationale and transition impact aspects; interact with E2C2 in energy efficiency aspects of the projects and engage with ESD on environmental and social dimensions.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree qualification in relevant engineering discipline; additional relevant finance, economics or business degree would be beneficial.
  • Proven track record and extensive experience in the field of Power Engineering with a relevant infrastructure utility company or corporate/project finance group or an IFI, plus a technical consultancy firm with experience of advising IFIs in relation to power projects, or organisation of similar expertise.
  • Experience of carrying out technical due diligence and monitoring of projects in the electricity generation (conventional and renewable), electricity distribution & transmission, and gas distribution sectors.
  • Experience in the electricity transmission & distribution sectors, encompassing network rehabilitation/reinforcement/expansion projects and associated power system studies, would be considered particularly beneficial.
  • Experience in working in cross-cultural teams
  • Sound understanding of banking/business principles.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills with the ability to interpret technical information and able to analyse and assess project viability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidence in handling senior stakeholders.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Experience in and language skills from one of the Bank’s countries of operation is desirable.
Closing date for applications 29 January 2020 before midnight.

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