Analyst, Reserve Based Finance in London, United Kingdom

Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 18, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different

Description Of The Business Line or Department

The BL is dedicated to (i) advising on, structuring, negotiating, arranging, underwriting and distributing debt products and (ii) promoting the sale of products from other business lines of the bank to companies or projects that are subject to a risk on oil and gas reservoir performance and development.

Underlying assets financed are located in the CEEMA and CIS region. Some overseas travel, among other in emerging countries, will be required to meet with clients and perform due diligence.

RBF is a highly specialised activity that relies on an in-depth sector understanding and detailed petroleum engineering assessments. It is subject to a combination of risks (sub-investment grade counterparties, emerging markets, reservoir development and performance, commodity price, reputation and syndication risks) that are interacting with each other. Their management requires a combination of skills that can only be acquired with experience and an efficient teamwork.

The activity requires a particular care in managing conflicts of interest, receiving of material confidential and sometimes insider information, managing potential reputation risks and avoiding being subject or associated to money laundering or financial crime.

Each transaction is usually bespoke in order to address particular risks and business objectives. It also evolves in time along with the circumstances. This requires a particularly high level of (i) details in the due diligence and the monitoring (ii) pro-activity in identifying potential issue and (iii) transparency in raising them to management.

Most of the transactions are arranged to finance a project with several stakeholders and often incompressible milestones. This requires very flexible and sometimes long working hours often outside of the regular office hours in order to meet deadlines.

Summary Of The Key Purposes Of The Role

The title is Analyst Reserve Based Finance

Key purpose is to provide a support to more senior members of the team in all aspects of deal origination, execution and monitoring.

Rapid learning of financial modelling and internal process.

Learning main concepts and parameters of due diligence, documentation and structuring.

Supervised interaction with external counterparties.

Perfect understanding of / and compliance with regulatory obligations.

Result orientation (ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines).

Client focus


Key Responsibilities

Modelling the petroleum economics of upstream oil and gas assets

Working with the bank’s petroleum engineer to sensitize the debt economics

Working with senior bankers to model debt from term sheets, loan documents and information memorandums

Working with senior bankers on credit applications, due diligence, industry research, internal reporting,

Working closely with OPER on closing and monitoring of transactions

Supervised liaising with RISQ, SYN and SEGL to explain the transaction and its underlying risks

Supervised liaising with clients in relation with execution and follow-up of transaction

Using internal tools necessary to process KYC, determine rating, evaluate profitability, monitoring credit approval process, closing transactions etc

Support to management for internal monitoring and reporting

Impeccable compliance with conduct rules and guidelines

Performing required training on time and maintains good and up to date knowledge of GLFI Handbook and Conduct obligations

Level Of Autonomy and Authority

Following directions of VPs, Directors and Managing Directors in risk management, structuring and originating deals.

Taking initiative in progressing the internal execution and monitoring of transactions.

Growing autonomy in developing cash flow model and using internal tools.

Growing autonomy in preparing parts of credit application and internal reports and communicating with RISQ, SYN and SEGL

Supervised interaction with external counterparties.

In general autonomy will be encouraged as the person will get more experienced.

Competencies And Work Experience

Some practical experience (internship) either in the oil industry or in the finance industry

Regulatory skills

Financial modelling

Analytical thinking

Working in team

Ability to work under pressure

Willingness and ability to learn quickly

Client focus


Written and oral communication skills

Ability to learn and to work in compliance with internal process


University degree in business or engineering


Fluent in English. French is useful.

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

Related Posts