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ID:  533087

Marseille, FR

Internship - Naval Architect


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.


CMA Ships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, covers all facets of the maritime business: from the fleet management of the vessels to that of the crew members.
CMA Ships is also a team of experts responsible for implementing innovative solutions and making CMA CGM vessels more energy efficient.

Find out more about CMA Ships.





CMA CGM's Newbuilding Department orders and supervises the construction of new ships owned by the Group. Your mission will enable you to participate in the successful achievement of the department's two major objectives:

  • optimise and harmonise the design standards of vessels currently under construction (99 in total)
  • influence the design of future ship series upstream of tender discussions.




You work in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary newbuilding team, as well as with other CMA CGM Group entities and external partners. In particular, you are involved in:

  • Analysing feedback from the existing fleet and defining construction standards
  • Defining initial technical specifications for discussion with partners (design firm / shipyard)
  • Interacting with other Group departments to consolidate the technical specifications of the vessels
  • Initial design loops with one or more partners (design office / shipyard)
  • Defining specifications for future calls for tender.




  • General engineering degree (ENSTA, Centrale, Mines, ENSAM, etc.), with experience/qualifications in naval architecture
  • Required knowledge :
    • Naval architecture
    • Ship propulsion
    • Steel structure
    • Class rules for steel vessels for container ships (BV, DNV-GL, ABS)
    • Preferably experience with a low-carbon fuel project (LNG / H2 / NH4 / methanol) or at least a subject dealing with energy efficiency;
  • You are proactive, organised and able to work independently and with several teams
  • You have a strong team spirit and continuous improvement is part of your vision
  • You have excellent oral and written skills, enabling you to communicate with all types of people
  • The working language is English, French is a plus.



Find out more about CMA CGM Group's Sustainable Development approach and net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ambition.
Find out more about CMA CGM exceptional work environment.
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