Associate, Sustainable Resource Investm

London, England, United Kingdom
15 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time
Requisition ID

Office Country
United Kingdom

Office City


Dept. / Bus. Group
Manufacturing and Services

Business Unit
Manufacturing and Services, Ukraine

Contract Type
Fixed Term

Contract Length
3 years

Posting End Date

Role overview

The Associate will be working within the Manufacturing and Services team and will undertake all tasks related to, and understands key aspects of project life cycle development and implementation, including project origination, execution, implementation, technical cooperation, donor financing, and monitoring. The Associate will coordinate with the Industrial and Business Energy Efficiency (IBEE) to support and expand the Bank's established Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) and the new Sustainable Resource Initiative (SRI). The Associate will be in particular responsible for the modelling at project and portfolio level of the carbon pricing impact and economic cost/ benefit analysis of projects in the heavy manufacturing sectors such as chemicals, construction materials and steel.The Associate contributes to all phases of the project cycle, including project origination, structuring, execution, and implementation and monitoring.

The Associate will also be required to travel to visit clients' operations across the EBRD's region and their role will also include elements of business/pipeline development, client management, and policy dialogue.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the operation leader or a more senior banker:

Structuring and Execution

  • Work as a project team member on transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including working with client counterparts, consultants and other parties to progress the project;
  • Be the primary driver of the scope and quality of project due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance;
  • Prepare internal project documentation, including approval project memoranda, financial models, draft term sheets, presentations, etc. as and when required;
  • Take responsibility, as TC operation leader, to design and process technical co-operation assistance, ensuring that TC processing and approval fits with the approval schedule of any related investment project or the related policy dialogue initiative;
  • Ensure that all tasks are completed within the specified time frames to a high standard and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.2.

Business Development

  • Assist, as required, with marketing and business development efforts.

The responsibilities of the Associate Banker are designed to allow for the development of transaction expertise and expansion of responsibilities, leading to assuming the role of an operation leader on standard, non-complex transactions. In such cases, the Associate Banker's accountabilities and responsibilities would be increased to undertake a role of an operation leader under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers or the Team Director.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.
  • Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable.
  • Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
  • Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
  • Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
  • Excellent understanding of relevant systems and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Good command over the local/country language is an advantage.
  • Relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
  • Practical experience of participating in transactions through the full project life cycle.
  • Experience in carbon pricing and modelling and performing economic cost/ benefit analysis would be an asset.
  • Exposure to industry/country experience.

Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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