Manager of the SEM-REV offshore test site (H/F)


  • Ecole Centrale Nantes
  • Le Croisic

Personne à contacter

Informations about the position: and Recruitment contact: Charlotte BAZIN :

Description du poste

The list of duties detailed below is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be subject to modification. Management of the SEM-REV test site, i.e. team management and organisation, project coordination, academic and
industrial relations, relations with administrative authorities and funding bodies.

Development of the future SEM-REV activities in term of promotion, demo-project development, collaborative projects.
Represent Centrale Nantes for SEM-REV activities with regard to specific MRE organisms and events.

  • Management of SEM-REV:
  • Management of the SEM-REV team in the context of the Centrale Nantes organisation and departments;
  • Coordination of existing SEM-REV projects with SEM-REV project managers;
  • Management of test preparation and test programs, including installation, O&M and dismantling. Ensuring
  • that the test site is always fully operational;
  • Relations with legal authorities concerning permit obligations and marine safety / security procedures;
  • Reporting to Centrale Nantes Management with regard to SEM-REV activities, legal obligations,
  • responsibilities and risks;
  • Contractual and financial coordination of SEM-REV projects in relation with funding bodies;
  • Increase efficiency of operational conditions and OPEX and development of QA procedures.


  • Development of SEM-REV activities and demo-projects:
  • Identification of MRE technologies and component innovations with developers
  • Promotion strategy and actions plan to facilitate SEM-REV access to developers
  • Development of demo-projects including tests on SEM-REV, with Centrale Nantes as subcontractor and/or as partner

Profil recherché

Required skills


  • Excellent “awareness of and sensitivity to the marine environment” and passion for marine activities
  • Detailed knowledge of technological aspects related to marine renewable energy
  • Experience in offshore test projects and in marine operations
  • Knowledge of environmental impact assessment and legislative aspects related to marine renewables
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Established network of key contacts and experience of client-centred service delivery
  • Good numeracy and attention to detail with an ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with dynamic and diverse staff and
  • management
  • Excellent organisation, communication, time management, negotiation, and conflict resolution skillsAbility to work across international boundaries
  • Postgraduate qualification relevant to the role
  • Very good communication skills in French and English are required; A second European language would be
  • appreciated

Required expertise

  • Experience in management or relevant master degree is critical for this position
  • Engineering degree or master of science in the field of marine engineering and/or marine renewable
  • energy
  • Extensive EU network of partners in industry, academia, and in the European Commission
  • Knowledge/experience in Marine Renewable Energy and in Marine Engineering

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