Financial Advisor AI&FA (M/F/X)


ENGIE is leading the energy transition in Belgium. Our mission is "to move on UP" by investing in digitalisation, technology, green energy, safety and quality of life.

The different ENGIE entities, Axima, Cofely, Electrabel and Fabricom, which all aspire to a low carbon economy, are present in all the energy sectors: in energy production and distribution, of course, as well as in research and innovation, the maintenance and installation of tertiary and industrial infrastructure, engineering, as well as in construction and the implementation of large-scale projects.

Our commitment towards our employees? A fascinating job, that is always at the cutting edge of technology, within a dynamic and friendly team, offering many possibilities for promotion!

Apply now and become a member of the ENGIE UP movement! You too can actively take part in the energy revolution.
1 place Samuel de Champlain, Faubourg de l'Arche, 92930 Paris La Défense

To support ENGIE growth, we are looking for an AIFA (acquisitions, investments and financial advisory) Financial Advisor to join the AIFA teamslocated either in Brusselsor Paris.

The role will report to Senior AIFA and job cover any activity of the group GBU depending on the work load and other staff assignments but limited to European countries. The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (“AIFA”) is a global and fast-paced group that is closely involved in major or structural transactions and strategic initiatives. The team is responsible for the structuring and execution of the investment projects, the acquisitions and divestments and the project financing transactions. You can manage several deals (3 to 5 for aggregate value of 1 GEUR) at the same time.

Your mission

  • you provide direct decision support and financial analysis for investment projects such as acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, financings and responses to calls for tender
  • you ensure the valuation methodology and investment criteria are consistently applied across all projects (including installation and maintenance contracts)
  • you support corporate initiatives such as the annual impairment review and look-back exercises
  • you develop complex financial models that are used for decision making from inputs from detailed operational assumption to key financial indicators required at investment decision

Your key Accountabilities

  • you develop robust project models in line with AIFA best practices and ensure all relevant investment guidelines have been considered. You ensure accurate and consistent financial information across all projects, with great attention to detail
  • you identify and thoroughly analyse key valuation drivers. You liaise directly with business development, finance and tax to understand the business plans and relevant assumptions and their associated impact on the project model as well as the accounting and tax treatment as appropriate
  • you calculate both the valuation as well the accounting impacts (net debt, COI, ROCE, Net Results, profit on disposal) of investment decisions. Contributing to quality and uniformity of valuation methods
  • you fully prepare investment files in anticipation of submission to investment committee. All key issues should have been clearly identified and succinctly communicated in presentations
  • you support to structuring, financial modelling, negotiation, and execution of non-recourse project financings with the support of AIFA corporate for PPP projects if relevant
  • Maintain market intelligence, screen opportunities, monitor and assess competitors’ approach to financing/funding projects;
  • you establish and maintain strong working relationships, with the finance, tax, legal and business development teams to ensure effective information flow. You ensure a deep understanding of regional performance
  • you perform annual impairment test valuations and ad-hoc transversal studies on key areas for the business units.
  • you manage the external relations with the project financing and M&A banks and advisors, financing Institutions, investment funds…

Internal interfaces

  • group M&A
  • business development manager at project level
  • centers of expertise (IFRS, tax, legal, etc.)
  • corporate finance, treasury and insurance

External interfaces

  • banks/financing institutions/financial advisors
  • legal, technical, tax and accounting advisors
  • auditors and Big4 advisors

Your profile

  • master’s degree from reputable engineering, business school or university. Chartered Accountant and/or CFA is a plus
  • 3 to 5+ years of experience in similar fields (business development, project financing, M&A, strategy consulting, Big 4) or with identified transferable skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (results-oriented but still looking at issues in a very detailed manner);
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, tax and company structures;
  • Knowledge of valuation methodologies, financial models, business plans preparation, and simulation tools;
  • good knowledge of the energy services sector and financial valuation techniques
  • advanced modelling and strong know-how of Excel (including VBA)
  • ability to summarize in-depth, particularly in PowerPoint
  • ability to analyse and summarize, great flexibility and ability to work in a project team with multiple skills as part of complex operations
  • strong interpersonal and relationship management skills: ability to build and maintain positive internal relationships
  • rigor, flexibility and resistance to stress are very important qualities and a good sense of humor
  • must be constructive, inquisitive and creative
  • focus on effective and timely delivery of tasks assigned
  • very good command of English (spoken and written) and French

We offer you

  • An interesting opportunity for anyone who likes to develop her/his career at one of the key energy players driving for zero carbon transition.
  • You will get space for development and lifelong learning
  • An attractive remuneration package with many options to choose from (an attractive base pay, a bonus scheme, a range of extralegal benefits (including lease car or mobility budget), lunch vouchers, discounts at a range of stores.
  • Become part of a dynamic and caring organization committed to wellbeing, inclusion and diversity.
  • A culture of adaptability, ownership and cooperation.

Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague : [email protected]

AIFA team

AI&FA (Acquisition Investment & Financial Advisory) team is a group of 120 financial professional across 15 countries, who provide advisory services internally and lead project finance transactions. The team is under the Group CFO’s responsibility and at the service of GBUs CEOs, CFOs, Business Development, M&A and Strategy departments. AIFA members are involved from target identification, feasibility analysis or project origination to post acquisition or financing via integration plans, restructuring and impairment testing.

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services.

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