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ID:  507128

Marseille, FR

R&D Engine Team Leader (M/F)

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.




Withing the R&D ship department, your mission consists in managing the pole in charge of innovation of engine, i.e. two and four strokes combustion engine. More precisely, you will manage the engine department who is in charge of:

  • Make an audit of the existing systems
  • Propose new architecture allowing to be more efficient
  • Study requirements due to methanol, ammoniac or Hydrogen used
  • Review and assess any technology with potential marine application 
  • Review and assess the installation of new equipment / technology onboard CMA CGM’s vessel 
  • Work as expert on engine on concept ships project


Your role as manager will be to:

  • Organize and follow-up the Projects activities (dedicated meetings, specific projects follow-up files, planning…) ;
  • Define a road map on the system engineer part
  • Identify and implement a risk management methodology. 
  • Issue periodical reporting to the R&D ships manager
  • Provide support to Management in controlling the various costs associated to the Projects.





Minimum qualifications 

  • Knowledge on two/four strokes combustion engine
  • Generalist or engine engineer with experience in
    • Project follow up tool
    • Communication process between various software;
    • with various software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.; 
  • Fluent in English



  • Previous experience in:
    • Oil & gas industry 
    • Maritime industry
    • Industrial process 
  • Strong international experience, multicultural.
  • Basic knowledge of shipping industry. 


Personal attributes

  • Rigor, method and autonomy
  • Flexibility regarding new concept
  • Collaborative and team-building attitude
  • Good analytic and synthesis skills
  • Good presentation and Organization, communication skills (verbal, written and listening), ability to work with all levels of staff and across diverse business areas

Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !

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