(Senior) Chemical Industry Advisor

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Banque européenne d'investissement

(Senior) Chemical Industry Advisor
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  • Entreprise:
    Banque européenne d'investissement
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    99999 - LUXEMBOURG
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Description du poste et missions

EIB Posting

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate (PJ) - Innovation and Competitiveness Department (INCO) – Advanced Materials (AM), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

 (Senior) Chemical Industry Advisor

This is a full-time position at grade 5/6

The term of this contract will be 4 years

Panel interviews are anticipated for beginning of JUNE 2019.

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.




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 consists of sector specialists (Engineers, Economists, Environmental and Social experts), who work together in multi-disciplinary project teams, and in close cooperation with the other EIB operational services. 

As the (Senior) Chemical Industry Advisor you will conduct, as part of multi-disciplinary teams, the due diligence of innovative companies 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 supporting the Bank'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 (Senior) Chemical Industry Advisor you will report to the Head of the Advanced Materials (AM) Division, covering raw materials industries, including extractive industries, metals, other minerals and chemicals.



As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will:

  • Evaluate the strategic consistency, commercial viability and sustainability of the business model of innovative companies.
  • Assess the technical and economic viability of investment projects and programmes in the relevant industrial sectors, including the assessment of investments in tangible and intangible assets related to Research, Development and Innovation.
  • Prepare sector, policy and methodology papers related to your sector of responsibility in support of the Bank's sector and lending policies.
  • 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.



  • A post-graduate academic degree (Master’s or higher degree) in Finance, Economics or Business Administration, or a Master's degree in Engineering, complemented by studies in Economics.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in the Chemicals (petrochemicals; polymers and plastics; speciality chemicals) or Metals sector, gained within an industrial corporate and/or strategy and/or management consultancy firm, with exposure to market analysis would be a distinct advantage.
  • Good knowledge of applied quantitative methods, economic and financial modelling, including cash flow modelling, cost-benefit analysis and risk analysis. 
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (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.


(*) 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: 3rd May 2019

 (*).  We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.



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