Research Engineer "Design Of An Innovative Ocean Engineering Wave Tank"

Universities and Institutes of France


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • Research Field: Physics › Classical mechanics Physics › Computational physics Technology › Marine technology Technology › Measurement technology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Nantes
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2022
  • Is The Job Related To Staff Position Within A Research Infrastructure?: Yes
  • Mission :

    Consider and compare approaches for extending the technical capabilities of the laboratory's hydrodynamic testing facilities, with focus on the ocean engineering wave tank.

    Primary tasks and responsibilities :

    - Develop an international state of the art for hydrodynamic testing facilities.

    - Animate and organize continuous discussions with the involved researchers and engineers.

    - Carry out a literature review of existing academic and industrial testing related to each intended possible feature

    - Conduct a prospective study on the future requirements for hydrodynamic tests for both academic and industrial needs in the sector of naval construction and marine energy.

    - Define technical specifications addressing scientific constraints.

    - Propose test protocols and facilities, and evaluate their performance through computer simulation.

    - Prepare technical specification documents and performance metrics.

    - Incorporate safety, operational security and sustainable development criteria into the definition of the test facilities.

    - Plan the development of a new testing tank.

    - Design procedures for installing and commissioning the new test tank and equipment.

    Secondary tasks and responsibilities

    - Present and promote the project's findings.

    - Write technical specification documents.

    - Ensure quality control measures are in place.

    - Promote the work of the department and contribute to a positive working environment.

    - Establish scientific and technical monitoring.

    Selection process

    First selection on CV, then an interview on a visio meeting.

    Additional comments

    Occasional business travels expected, in France or internationally, for visits of hydrodynamic facilities.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: //

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

  • FRENCH: Basic

  • Have a good command of engineering science and techniques relating to testing (automation, informatics, mechanics, electronics, instrumentation).
  • Know how to combine components from different technological domains.
  • Have knowledge appropriate to test tanks (fluid mechanics, solids, hydrodynamics, oceanic engineering, naval engineering).
  • Be familiar with computer simulation tools for fluid mechanics.
  • Be familiar with the working environment and professional networks relating to tank tests.
  • Have good written and oral communication.
  • Specific Requirements
  • Have a methodical approach to task completion.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Be open to exchange of ideas and open dialogue.
  • Collaborate with others, and make your skills available to the team.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • Department: Département Recherche - LHEEA Laboratoire de recherche en Hydrodynamique Energétique et Environnement Atmosphérique
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https://
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: France
  • City: Nantes
  • Postal Code: 44300
  • Street: 1 Rue de la Noe
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