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Vice President - Petroleum Engineer

Apply REF: CCF000021

BNP Paribas Overview


BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 countries with more than 198,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).


BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Bank is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. With nearly 30,000 employees in over 57 countries, CIB can offer you an exciting and truly global career. 



Department Overview:


Corporate and Institutional Banking / Global Banking / Capital Markets / Energy, Resources, & Infrastructure (“ERI”) / Upstream Oil & Gas (“UOG”)


UOG is a Paris-based team of 8 officers. The team has a dual responsibility of i) coverage of small to mid-sized Oil & Gas producers with cross selling of Investment Banking products (derivatives, bonds, advisory, flows & deposits…) and ii) structured financing products (reserve-based lending, pre-export financing, acquisition financing, corporate financing…) for BNPP’s clients active in the upstream Oil & Gas industry.


The team is comprised of senior originators / relationship managers, and petroleum engineers led by our Chief Petroleum Engineer.  It is backed by ERI’s transversal Portfolio & Analystics as well as Transaction teams to manage around 50 relationships and prospects, and to structure 15-20 new transactions per year. The team offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated engineeer to participate in the monitoring of a large portfolio spanning a wide variety of technical situations and to become instrumental in the development of a reknown franchise in the EMEA zone.


Key Responsibilities:


  •  Technical screening of existing and potential upstream clients for ERI / UOG
  • Work with originators/relationship managers to design and propose fit for purpose debt financing solutions based on clients’ assets, activities, current production, future development opportunities, M&A goals and current financial position

  • Participate in marketing effort, develop client relationships, especially when BNPP is acting as Technical Bank

  • Perform technical due diligence: collecting documents and reports to formulate a defensible technical case with sensitivities, used for debt capacity & liquidity analysis

  • Present risks assessment and technical evaluation reports during credit committees and bank meetings

  • Perform site visits to ensure clients assets, facilities and operational and managerial teams are capable of performing as expected

    Training juniors and UOG members on technical analysis and risks assessment




Essential Skills & Experience Required:

  • Recent proven experience in an oil & gas company in an E&P/Geoscience & Reservoir Engineering department with reponsibilities for assets and projects is required

  • Exposure to the North Sea Oil&Gas fields/projects is required

  • Experience in the Banking Industry in Upstream Oil&Gas Financing team would be appreciated

  • Total experience must be in line wih the proposed position level (VP, reporting to the Chief Petroleum Engineer)

  • Strong petroleum engineering skills: reservoir/subsurface, drilling, operations, project and costs analysis

  • Petroleum economics, cash flow analysis

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and French (third language also appreciated)

  • Basic modelling skills and knowledge of IT tools (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Networking

  • Organized and synthetic

  • Pragmatic and constructive

  • Reporting skills

  • Team player and good interpersonal skills

  • Commercial and communication skills


  • Be a role model, supporting and fostering a culture of good conduct
  • Demonstrate proactivity, transparency and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks
  • Consider the implications of your actions on colleagues, partners and clients before making decisions, and escalate issues to your manager when unsure.

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Advertising Period: 25 July – 21 August 2019

Please note that all applicants must disclose whether that they possess the right to work in the U.K. as per the Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Act of 2006.

Primary Location: GB-ENG-LondonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: SALES DEVELOPMENTEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Schedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Attention to detail / rigor, Ability to synthetize / simplify, Critical thinking, Ability to deliver / Results drivenTransversal competency: Ability to manage a project, Analytical Ability