Maritime Engineer

Luxembourg (LU)
14 Nov 2016
18 Dec 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Maritime Engineer

EIB - European Investment Bank


The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Projects Directorate (PJ) - Mobility Department (MOBILITY) – Air, Maritime & Innovative Transport Division (AMIT) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a Maritime Engineer

This is a full time position at grade 5/6

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.


The Projects Directorate’s mission is to provide independent advice to the EIB’s decision makers on the sector policy to be followed and on the quality of investment projects as well as advising promoters on the design, preparation and implementation of projects. 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 Maritime Engineer (internally referred to as Sector Engineer) assess, within a multi-disciplinary team, of the financial, technical and environmental viability and procurement processes of capital investment projects in the maritime sector, in accordance with PJ procedures.

Operating network

He/she will report to the Head of Division Air, Maritime & Innovative Technology and work closely with the other engineers and economists of the Division as well as in multi-disciplinary teams as required. The successful candidate will also participate in horizontal tasks within MOBILITY, provide technical advice to internal and external stakeholders and represent the Bank at external events and during missions.

Successful candidate is likely to come from a port operating background, maritime consultancy, or a similar role in other public lending institutions.


  • Assess and monitor the technical and environmental viability of capital investment projects in the maritime sector within EU member states and in the other countries in which the Bank operates, notably in developing countries;
  • Undertake, as part of the project team, the appraisal of loan proposals and subsequent monitoring if approved in accordance with PJ procedures, progressing in responsibility to Contact Person over time;
  • Monitor projects post approval to ensure compliance with PJ loan conditions and EIB policy, proper use of funds and manage the Bank's reputational risk, liaising, where necessary, with other IFIs and the compliance functions of the Bank (Audit, Investigation, Ex Post Evaluation and Complaints Mechanism);
  • Contribute to sector studies, policy papers, and analyses, generally in the areas of specific responsibility;
  • Assess procurement issues in line with the Bank's guidelines;
  • Assist in the policy development, origination, definition and implementation of Maritime projects in cooperation with the EIB Lending Directorates, dedicated joint initiatives (notably JASPERS), the European Commission and other International Financial Institutions;
  • Support the Head of Division in horizontal and management tasks in the sector as required, representing the division and the Bank at internal and external meetings;
  • Select and manage specialist consultants to undertake tasks associated with the preparation and implementation of projects as well as other internal and external tasks;
  • Participate in EIB initiatives or those joint with other IFIs to provide project preparation and implementation advice to promoters and countries requesting assistance. Undertake tasks in accordance with agreed memoranda of understanding and/or role descriptions.


  • Qualified professional engineer with relevant university degree with a good knowledge of applied quantitative methods, in particular cost/benefit analysis in relevant fields such as transport infrastructures;
  • Post graduate qualification advantageous, preferably in economics, business administration or transport engineering;
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience, gained from a position with responsibility in the maritime sector, including one or more of the following sub -sectors; Shipping, seaports, inland waterways and inland ports, and coastal protection/flood defence;
  • Working knowledge of seagoing and inland vessel design, construction and operation, marine engineering, classification societies, shipyard operations and International maritime regulatory environment;
  • Experience should ideally include; the largely technical, evaluation (with an firm appreciation of the economic and financial aspects) of transport projects through the feasibility, design, development and construction supervision phases of projects and including some management and operational practice, implementation analysis and monitoring; risk analysis, market and sector studies;
  • Good understanding of EU and IMO policies, and the political & operational framework in which the Bank operates;
  • International experience, with experience of projects in developing countries;
  • Experience in innovative funding and private sector participation in infrastructure projects;
  • Good knowledge of transport economics, public procurement and environmental impact assessment of complex projects would also be an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of energy efficiency and climate action aspects of maritime operations;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French (*). The knowledge of another European Union language would be an advantage.

Competencies & skills

  • Commitment: Aligns behaviour with the interests of the EIB in a committed way and supports diversity policies;
  • Teamwork and Communication: Takes a co-operative approach within the team, sharing knowledge and information. Seeks to promote harmony within the team and contribute to team processes. Capacity to co-ordinate activities across multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • Reliability: Demonstrates a focus on achieving results and objectives. Meets commitments and takes responsibility for personal performance. Capacity to plan and organise his/her work, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Integrity: Maintains high standards of honesty and trustworthiness. Considers ethical implications of issues and decisions;
  • Good analytical and reasoning skills with the capacity to provide sound judgement concerning his/her area of responsibilities;
  • Strong drafting skills: ability to draft clear and concise reports on the basis of the logical synthesis of complex and voluminous background information. Rigorous and able to produce accurate and reliable documents;
  • A flexible and service orientated approach to the delivery of professional advice;
  • Willingness and ability to learn and develop in line with the needs of the Division.

(*) 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 believe that Diversity is good for our people and our business. Therefore, we promote and value diversity and inclusion among our staff, irrespective of their gender, nationality, race, culture, education and experience, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability.

For more information and how to apply, please click the Apply button below and select Job ID 103550

Application deadline: 18th November 2016.

Onsite interviews in Luxembourg are foreseen in the 2nd or 3rd week of January.