- Company name:
- European Investment Bank
- job title:
- Transport (Air, Rail, Road, Ports) Specialists
- functional area:
The Bank hires Transport Specialists for the Mobility Department of its Projects Directorate, and also for JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions). This job description highlights the work of JASPERS in this area. JASPERS is a partnership between the European Commission (DG Regional Policy), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, KfW and the European Investment Bank, with the aim of helping EU Member States to better prepare infrastructure projects which are eligible for EU assistance. JASPERS is managed by the EIB and its posts can be located in Bucharest, Luxembourg, Vienna or Warsaw - interested candidates should express their preference for one of these locations. Appointment to JASPERS’ posts is for a fixed period of 3 years with the possibility of prolongation
To assist, within a multidisciplinary team and in close cooperation with DG Regional Policy, the EIB, the EBRD, the KfW and the national authorities, in:
-Managing and executing technical assignments for project preparation of potentially eligible projects within an annual Action Plan for each beneficiary country. (Project preparation support may include advice on: the conceptual development and structuring of projects; specific aspects such as financial analysis, economic analysis, environmental assessment, procurement planning and project delivery strategy, technical assessment,; review of feasibility studies, reviewing and advising about environmental requirements, technical designs, tender documents etc.; compliance with EU law and conformity with EU policy; assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the Cohesion Fund or the European Regional Development fund (ERDF).
-Developing, through the implementation of model projects, the dissemination of international best practice, and the skills needed to take advantage of EU-grants.
-Addressing horizontal or thematic issues which are limiting grant draw down capability across a number of sectors or countries, where these are define in the Jaspers Action Plan
-To share his/her own information and experience in the preparation of projects with other members of the team in order to enlarge the knowledge and competencies of the team
These are the responsibilities of an experienced professional. Less experienced professionals and/or recent graduates will initially play a support role on these tasks, building up responsibility over time.
-Candidates should have appropriate qualifications in Engineering or Economics but those with qualifications in other relevant disciplines (e.g. Law, Urban Planning, Environmental Assessment, financial analysis) could also be considered.
-A specific Transport sector focus is required
-Preference in short listing will be given to those with:
experience in developing large infrastructure projects,
experience in the beneficiary countries
experience with EU policies and procedures concerning delivery and funding of large projects.
experience in utilising and managing support consultants
experience gained in the preparation and appraisal of projects, for example in pre-feasibility and feasibility work
experience in procurement, project management and project implementation support for infrastructure projects;
familiarity with international best practice in their field of expertise.
-Candidates should have excellent written and spoken English, and knowledge of one or more of the languages of the countries under the responsibility of JASPERS would be an advantage ? in particular but not limited to Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian.
-Knowledge of standard IT tools
-A team player with the capability to plan and supervise the work of consultants
-Good interpersonal and communication skills.
-Good analytical and reasoning skills with capacity to provide sound judgments
-Ability to produce clear and concise reports
-Good diplomatic skills and ability to deal with clients at all levels