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ID:  538107

Marseille, FR

Apprenticeship - Project Officer - R&D Air Division


Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 155,000 people worldwide, including 4,000 in Marseilles where its head office is located.




As an R&D Air logistic engineer apprentice, you will be acting as project manager to boost the delivery and implementation of solutions. In this role, you drive the focus on CMA CGM’s priorities, assess and implement efficiency and decarbonization solutions applicable to the Air assets and operations.




The R&D Air Logistic engineer will:

  • Test and develop with makers or start-up solutions for the business units of the group requiring its expertise (Air Cargo, CEVA logistic…)
  • Ensure regulatory monitoring related to decarbonization in the aerospace sector and propose innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of our systems
  • Assist the R&D Air Manager on the decarbonization roadmap
  • Contribute to identify, test and implement Operational upgrades with the aim to be more efficient and to reduce air and acoustic emissions
  • Research and implement solutions for Predictive maintenance
  • Assess available features in the navigation / positioning / Comm-Sat domain
  • Study eAirCargo logistics solutions (i.e. eVTOL, eCargo Planes, UAM, etc.)
  • Set up a technology scouting process & network for best-in-class solutions in air logistics
  • In coordination with R&D energy and bunkering departments
  • Will be involved in studying and assessing investments in Low carbon fuels solutions





  • You are currently completing an engineering degree in aeronautical sciences and/or air transport, profile specialized in mechanics, electromechanics, industrial maintenance or energy at Master 1 or 2 level
  • You are passionate about innovation and energy transition
  • You can demonstrate successful experiences in managing projects, technology roll-out and collaboration with makers
  • Knowledge required:
    • At ease with Excel, for energy-related calculation (power, consumption, forecast etc...) and Power Point presentations
    • Skilled in Project Management and reporting
    • Good knowledge of Aircraft / drones and associated operations, maintenance
    • Languages: working language is English (level C1 to C2 necessary), a good level of French would be an asset (C1 level). 


  • As a plus:
    • Experience with aero-related digital / data analysis project
    • Experience with Aero-related software
    • Knowledge on sustainable fuelS
    • Knowledgeable in aircraft/drone regulations



Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !













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