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ID:  518032

Marseille, FR

Naval Architect R&D Concept Ships


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 150,000 people worldwide, including 2,900 in Marseilles where its head office is located.





CMA CGM R&D department is preparing new concept ships to imagine and anticipate next generation container vessels with new propulsion systems and future clean fuels. Multiple paths are foreseen, and your mission will be to explore these multiple paths with a dedicated research team and help selecting the most promising few. From this selection, concept ship shall be designed before starting basic design and technical specification for shipyards.





  • You will work closely with the R&D multidisciplinary team dedicated on this project, including naval architects, engine, material and onboard system specialists, and you will in particular oversee:
  • Research and selection of partners to develop collaboratively concept designs
  • Interact with multiple departments in CMA CGM to consolidate the ship technical specification
  • Manage first loops of ship design
  • Coordinate with partners and subcontractors to evaluate various concept and technology performances
  • Study technology integration and optimize vessel arrangements
  • Interface with class societies to build up new rules for future fuels
  • Coordinate multifield studies (Hazid / Hazop ; Life Cycle Analysis ; Bunkering options ; gas dispersion ; ..)
  • Prepare communication media on developed concept ships
  • Redact technical specification for shipyard based on obtained concepts





  • Graduated MSC degree in marine engineering (ENSTA, Centrale, Mines, ENSAM…), with naval architecture experience and, preferably project management experience in another company. 
  • Knowledge required: 
    • Naval architecture 
    • Ship’s propulsion
    • Steel structure
    • Class rules for steel vessel for container ships (BV, DNV-GL, ABS)
    • Preferably experience with low carbon fuel project (LNG / H2 / NH4 / methanol)
  • You are proactive, organized, and able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and in relation with several teams.
  • You have a strong team spirit and continuous improvement is part of your vision. 
  • You have excellent oral and writing skills, enabling you to communicate with all types of people.
  • You have the ability to work in coordination with external parties, as partners as well as subcontractors. 
  • Working language is English, being French Speaker is a plus.



Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !


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