(Senior) Transport Economist
The (Senior) Transport Economist will be involved in appraising and monitoring technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of capital investment projects and programmes inside and outside the EU related to the transport sector (all modes but with a focus on roads). The job will also include advice to potential promoters on project preparation.
The candidate will focus on the following areas:
Development of national transport plans;
Early screening of projects/programmes and assessment of economic viability;
Appraisal of the technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of capital investment projects and programmes, for transport projects, inside and outside the EU, including compliance with EU and EIB’s environmental, social and procurement policies, to the required quality standards. In particular, undertake the economic appraisal of investment projects using the EIB’s in-house model;
Implementation of strategic infrastructure, notably in road corridors;
Preparation of contract documentation and management of procurement processes;
Assessment of governance and institutional capacity of promoters and identification of technical assistance needs including for capacity building;
Preparation of technical assistance contracts, management of procurement for such contracts and supervision of the delivery of the technical assistance services; and
Contribution to sector studies, policy papers and analyses, in particular in areas of specific economic expertise or responsibility and other horizontal tasks in the sector as assigned by the Head of Division.
University degree in the field of transport economics or equivalent.
A post-graduate degree at Master’s level in transport economics related areas or equivalent would be an advantage and a multidisciplinary background an asset.
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in the transport sector, ideally including experience in the planning, design and implementation of major road infrastructure in different countries.
Experience should encompass applied quantitative methods, in particular traffic forecasts and models, cost/benefit analysis of capital investment projects in the road sector, project finance modelling/structuring, design and construction issues, procurement and contract management, as well as management of environmental and social aspects of construction.
Experience should cover the economic, financial, technical and environmental evaluation of transport projects through the feasibility, design, development and supervision phases of projects and including management and operational practice; it should also cover the issues encountered with the implementation of projects in non-EU countries.
Additional experience in PPP/Project Finance, innovative funding and private sector participation in transport infrastructure projects would be highly appreciated.
Deep understanding of EU policies and the political and operational framework in which the EIB operates would be preferred.
Knowledge of climate action aspects of transport operations would be an asset.
Fluency in written and spoken English or French (*) and a good command of the other. Knowledge of other European Union languages would be an advantage.
Proficiency in computer applications, in particular with spreadsheet traffic modelling and risk analysis software.
Deadline for applications: 29th July 2020