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

Requisition ID:  8866

Bruxelles, Belgium

Financial Advisor AI&FA EUROPE (M/V/X)

Positions to be filled either in FRANCE  (Paris) – 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 several AIFA Financial Advisors (acquisitions, investments and financial advisory)  to join the various AIFA teams in Europe.


The team is dedicated in support of ENGIE’s operations in European perimeter to any of the 5 Global Business Units (Renewables, Energy Solutions, Network, Nuclear, Flexible Generation and Retail). Although the main responsibility and focus is covering Europe, flexibility is required to be able to support the work (as and when required) in other countries within Europe. You can manage several deals (3 to 5 for aggregate value of 1 GEUR) at the same time.


Your mission as Financial Advisor AIFA


The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (“AIFA”) team is a fast-paced group that is closely involved in major transactions and strategic initiatives undertaken by the ENGIE Group. The AIFA Senior Financial Advisor is responsible for supporting/leading the valuation and risk analysis of new projects and for supporting the structuring and execution of M&A and project financing transactions. The role also includes the supervision of Junior and Financial Advisor of the team.




Your key Accountabilities as Financial Advisor AIFA (always under supervision of the Head of AIFA):

  • You select and appoint buy & sell side M&A Advisor. You negotiate terms and conditions and fees, jointly with Business Development and/or Group M&A, co-lead M&A projects in all their aspects (multi-disciplinary team co-ordination/management)
  • You prepare financing plans, select funding sources/banks, structure and execute project financings.
  • You perform valuation in line with ENGIE guidelines with appropriate valuation methodology, and determine recommendation on the transaction terms and conditions (price, earn-out, adjustments, contractual terms) which meet or exceed ENGIE group standards
  • You coordinate valuation, tax, accounting, reporting, financing matters across all aspects of the project
  • You are the interface between project team members for all projects assumptions (obtain, validate, share, check coherence, document) which impact valuation, project economics, financing, financial reporting
  • You coordinate with junior members of the team the economic models (including definition of base case and alternative scenarios) guiding the decision to acquire, invest, divest, taking into all aspects of the projects (revenues, costs, technical performance, accounting, tax, financing, financial reporting, consolidation)
  • you support or lead partnership/consortium discussions (assessment of partners, negotiation of partnership term sheet/contracts, governance, investment structure, value creation, return differentiation)
  • you determine the best investment structure (for ENGIE and partners), taking into account strategic (partnership), governance, flexibility (for future disposal/restructuring), value creation matters
  • you review and contribute to the drafting all transaction documents/contracts (SPA, SHA, off-take and supply contracts) from the point of view of economical robustness, financability/bankability, risk allocation, accounting, consolidation, tax, partnership


Internal interfaces

  • Group M&A
  • group Management
  • Business development manager at project level
  • centres 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

Reporting Line

  • You will report to the Head of AIFA for Europe
  • You will supervise Junior Advisor of the AIFA Team



Your profile as Financial Advisor AIFA


  • University degree or equivalent (BAC+5) in management, finance or applied economics
  • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting topics and tax structures
  • Ability to manage a team in different locations and strong motivation to develop people
  • Seven to ten years of experience in valuation of projects in power and infrastructure/energy network, while conducting M&A and project finance transactions at an investment bank, private equity fund or strategic player in one of the abovementioned industries
  • Deep understanding of investment, acquisitions and divestment in all their aspects including valuation methodologies, risk allocation, including experience in reviewing and negotiating legal documentation and exposure to structuring and closing transactions.
  • Good Understanding of how investment and acquisitions can be financed, on the equity and financing side, including commercial debt financing, capital market (equity offering, bond issuance), export finance, multi-lateral/development bank financing
  • Experience in negotiating a wide range of financing contracts/agreements, advisory mandates (M&A, bank financing, tax, accounting...) and ability to negotiate and represent ENGIE with partners, lenders, clients, governments
  • Ability to manage multiple parties including banks, consultants, lawyers as well as internal stakeholders (management, business development, legal, technical, insurance, tax and accounting) to bring transactions to conclusion in a challenging environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (results-oriented but still looking at issues in a very detailed manner)
  • Leadership skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Self-directing, ability to coordinate and direct others
  • Ability to work efficiently in a broad cultural spectrum
  • Languages: very good command of English (spoken and written) is compulsory. Dutch, German, Italian or Spanish is mandatory in respective country.
  • Flexibility to travel few days per week when needed, is mandatory



Work locations

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


Our Offer as Financial Advisor AIFA


Contribute to a carbon neutral future

ENGIE is taking on the role of a pioneer in the energy transition. With our massive investments in local and largely carbon-free energy capacity, we are putting ourselves on the map as an innovative green energy producer. We also guide other companies in their energy transition. Our commitment: net zero carbon by 2045, for ourselves, our customers and for the well-being of the planet!


Passionate and diverse teams

ENGIE employees share a great professional pride and passion for their work. Moreover, we constantly question ourselves and our working methods. Within ENGIE, team spirit, diversity and inclusion form the basis for inspiring contacts with colleagues all over the world. We rely on the power of the collective, across borders!


A large remuneration package & numerous benefits

Financial benefits: an attractive basic salary supplemented by bonuses and incentives, meal vouchers, pension plan, share plan and Insurances.

Wellbeing, work-life, mobility, tools


Room for development and lifelong learning

Engineering, safety, environment, project management, finance, data management, languages, ... at ENGIE you can broaden and deepen your knowledge across many disciplines. You can also work on your soft skills through the training courses of ENGIE University


Career opportunities & promotion

Each employee is also given the opportunity to discuss their career and development ambitions themselves. ENGIE also encourages internal mobility within the Group.






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.

Business Unit:  Corporate
Division:  Corporate
Legal Entity:  ENGIE CC
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree