Infrastructure Sector Lead – Consulado Britânico – São Paulo, SP

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Department for International Trade (DIT)

This is an exciting time to join the Department for International Trade (DIT). Our aim is to promote British trade and investment across the world which is vital for the prosperity of the UK. DIT Brazil works with other UK Government departments to bring together programme, policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and support UK companies to succeed in Brazil.

This role will lead the Infrastructure Sector team in DIT Brazil to deliver an increase in UK Exports to, and Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) in the Infrastructure sector in Brazil.

You will work together with colleagues in the Brazil HMG Network, and across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC) region to develop and deliver a programme of activity to support UK infrastructure companies to do more, and higher value business in Brazil, including trade missions, account management, and high-level visits. You will work with colleagues and stakeholders in the sector (public and private) to help businesses overcome barriers to trade and investment. You will promote the opportunity in Brazil to UK companies, and promote UK companies in Brazil, drawing on the UK’s policy expertise, innovation and commercial experience in the sector; highlighting the UK as a key partner in delivering sustainable and inclusive growth in brazil, driven by infrastructure.
This role is based in the British Consulate General, Sao Paulo. DIT Brazil has also has a presence in Brasilia, Rio De Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Recife. The DIT Brazil team works as part of a wider regional network in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC), led by the HM Trade Commissioner, based in Sao Paulo.

Roles and responsibilities: Lead the DIT Infrastructure Sector in Brazil (75%)

  • Plan and deliver a programme of activity (e.g. trade missions, events, visits) that supports UK companies to engage early, and win projects in Brazil.
  • Source and strengthen a pipeline of opportunities in the Infrastructure sector (including Water, Rail, Airports), developing relationships with key stakeholders in both the public and private sector. Match key UK strengths with opportunities in privatization projects in Brazil.
  • Work with UK companies to engage with each other, and build consortia to bid for local projects. Utilise the UK Export Finance, and Infrastructure Exports (IE:UK) offer to promote UK content and collaboration.
  •        Work with UK companies to overcome barriers to trade and investment in Brazil. Focus on procurement, project planning, and PPP capability. Deliver a structured plan to tackle barriers, leveraging relationships with government and regulators (including through the UK/Brazil Infrastructure Task Force).


  •  Working with the UK Prosperity Fund, and the International Climate Finance (ICF) programme, seek opportunities to deliver commercial secondary benefits for the UK, inform and influence the focus of the programmes with commercial intelligence.


  • Through the Virtual Team, ensure that DIT Infrastructure work delivers against overall Brazil Network Outcomes. Work collaboratively with policy, and programme colleagues to ensure the UK is seen as a key partner in delivering sustainable, inclusive growth through infrastructure development. Exploiting UK strengths in Green Finance, and promote UK standards for sustainable infrastructure.


  • Promote UK expertise in Infrastructure sectors amongst local decision makers. Demonstrate UK experience, innovation and policy expertise in the sector, in particular BIM. Working with the Sector Team in London, promote business opportunities to UK industry.
  • Develop and maintain excellent market intelligence in the Brazil Infrastructure sector working with trade associations, sector experts, and London to inform Brazil Network strategy and UK industry on latest developments.

Essential on arrival:

  • Fluent Brazilian Portuguese and English (both written and spoken);
  • Previous work experience in an international business environment;
  • Previous experience of managing staff and budgets;
  • Proven ability to form professional relationships and build trust with a wide range of contacts from different backgrounds including at senior levels;
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Previous work experience and knowledge of the infrastructure sector.
  • Degree/Masters or equivalent business qualification in a relevant financial services or infrastructure / International Relations / Business subject;
  • Existing network within the Brazilian infrastructure sector
  • Fluent Spanish.
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering
30 October 2019
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
Sao Paulo
British Consulate
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