The LHEEA is recruiting a Hydrodynamic Engineer (m/f)

The advertised position is within the Hydrodynamic, Energetic and Atmospheric Environment Research Laboratory (LHEEA), whose missions include development of marine renewable energy, human and environmental safety in marine activities, reduction of polluting emissions associated with marine and terrestrial transport, and urban air quality. The position is attached to LHEEA’s hydrodynamic and ocean engineering tank (BHGO).

on January 6, 2020

Description of position:

In collaboration with the director of the BHGO, and with the assistance of the technical
team, your mission will be to organize, perform and analyze hydrodynamic tests in the tank. This will involve:

> Working with researchers, partners or customers to develop test protocols that address specific scientific requirements, for measurements, characterization or observations.
> Drafting functional and technical specifications.
> Organizing, coordinating and carrying out trials in the tank, monitoring their implementation, and validating the experimental set-up and methods at all stages.
> Taking the lead in carrying out, interpreting and validating measurements.
> Managing the human, technical and financial resources allocated to the experiments.
> Analyzing data and presenting results in reports, publications and scientific presentations.
> Organizing team projects in collaboration with permanent staff and doctoral students.
> Assisting researchers from the laboratory with setting up their experimental projects.
> Developing the team’s understanding of ocean engineering and simulation of physical systems.
> Providing support to students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.
> Closely monitoring technological developments.
> Presenting, sharing and promoting the work of the laboratory.
> Giving advice in your area of expertise.
> Leading a team.
> Drafting experimental protocols, experimental reports, and scientific publications.

  • Expertise in ocean engineering.
  • Expertise in physical and hydrodynamic modeling.
  • Understanding of the science of measurement and the scientific method.
  • Experience in data analysis and signal processing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Proficiency in use of relevant software (e.g. Matlab).
  • Experience in negotiation.
  • Implementation of quality-assurance procedures.
  • Application of hygiene and safety standards.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of project performance.

  • Disciplined.
  • Well-organized.
  • A team player.
  • Able to train both students and staff.

Level required:
Masters degree or equivalent
2--5 years experience in an experimental research unit.

Details of the position:
Full-time contract, either fixed-term or permanent, according to the level of experience.
Open to contractors.
Position based in Nantes.
Immediate start.

To apply:
Please address your CV and cover letter to

Applications accepted until 31st January 2020.


Published on January 6, 2020 Updated on March 19, 2021