Fiancial Advisor

Posting date : 21/06/2024

Requisition ID : 29430

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


Positions to be filled either in FRANCE (Paris) or BELGIUM (Brussels) 


Welcome to ENGIE! Join us to accelerate the energy transition and to meet the challenges of our century together. We will make the transition happen!


To support and accelerate our sustainable growth and enable ENGIE with his commitment towards the energy transition, we are looking for a Senior AIFA Financial Advisor to join the AIFA team dedicated to the East Europe Cluster (Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Slovakia).


The team is dedicated to support ENGIE’s operations across the 4 Global Business Units (Renewables, Energy Solutions, Networks, Flexible Generation & Retail).


Your mission as Senior Financial Advisor AIFA


The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (AIFA) team at ENGIE Group is a dynamic unit involved in significant transactions and strategic initiatives. The Senior Financial Advisor in AIFA leads the valuation, risk analysis of new projects, and manages M&A and project financing transactions. This role also supervises Junior and Financial Advisors in the team.

The team works on a wide variety of projects and technologies, including energy efficiency, power generation, PPPs, networks, and more. These projects can be greenfield/brownfield, financed, or part of buy-side or sell-side M&As, negotiated deals/public tenders. This provides a challenging and stimulating work environment with numerous professional development opportunities.


Your key Accountabilities as Senior Financial Advisor AIFA 


Every day you will lead several transactions (3 to 5 totaling c.1 Bn€), contribute to decision making, supervise the work of several team members and manage interactions with internal project stakeholders and external counterparties.


In particular, you will:


  • Lead the financial modeling and analysis supporting investment decisions for project development, acquisition and divestment opportunities in line with ENGIE guidelines
  • Provide valuation and structure guidance throughout the business development process, advise on commercial agreements, risk allocation, bankability of contracts, financing and expected investment returns
  • Coordinate valuation, tax, accounting, reporting, financing matters across all aspects of the project
  • Determine the best investment structure accordingly taking into account strategy, governance, flexibility, value creation matters and provide recommendation on the transaction terms and conditions
  • Present investment opportunities to ENGIE leadership, defend project economics and risks in committees
  • Undertake transversal assignments like Impairments tests or look-back analyses
  • Support or lead partnership/consortium discussions (assessment of partners, negotiation of partnership term sheet/contracts, governance, investment structure, value creation, return differentiation)
  • Select and appoint required transaction advisors
  • Review and contribute to the drafting all transaction documents/contracts (SPA, SHA, off-take and supply contracts) from the point of view of financial robustness, bankability, risk allocation, accounting, consolidation, tax, partnership
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the team



Internal interfaces

  • Group M&A
  • Business development team
  • Centres of expertise (IFRS, tax, legal, etc.)
  • Corporate finance, treasury and insurance


External interfaces

  • Banks/financing institutions
  • Legal, technical, tax and accounting advisors
  • Auditors and Big4 advisors


Reporting Line

  • You will report to the Head of AIFA for East Europe or for the Country



Your profile as Senior Financial Advisor AIFA


  • Education: Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Experience: 7-10 years in project valuation in power, renewable energy, and/or infrastructure/energy network. Experience in M&A and project finance transactions.
  • Understanding: Deep knowledge of investment, acquisitions, and divestments, including valuation methodologies, risk allocation, and transaction structuring.
  • Negotiation Skills: Experience in negotiating financing contracts/agreements, advisory mandates, ability to represent ENGIE with various stakeholders including governments.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with a detail-oriented approach.
  • Leadership: Leadership skills with an interest in team management and people development.
  • Organizational Skills: Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Cultural Efficiency: Ability to work efficiently across diverse cultures.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of German and French is a plus.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel a few days per week, when needed.


Work locations

Positions to be filled either in BELGIUM (Brussels) or FRANCE  (Paris)



Our Offer as Financial Advisor AIFA

  • Impactful Role: Work on purposeful initiatives that accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral economy.
  • Continuous Learning: Unlock a wide range of training and development opportunities.
  • Attractive Remuneration: Enjoy competitive compensation, including a bonus scheme and extralegal benefits.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Balance your professional and personal life with remote work options.
  • Inclusive Environment: Be part of an organization committed to well-being, diversity, and inclusion.

Join us in shaping the future and delivering real value to our customers and our business!






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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