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European project coordinator H/F

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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas :
• defence and security,
• nuclear energy (fission and fusion),
• technological research for industry,
• fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, and thanks to its 16000 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

The CEA is established in ten centers spread throughout France



Description de l'unité

CEA has implemented since 2013 in six French regions "technology transfer platforms" to serve the industrial competitiveness of local ecosystems. The CEA Tech Pays de la Loire department, based in Nantes, has as its main objective the transfer and integration of generic technologies developed by CEA Tech and adapted to the specific needs of industrialists and regional companies, and in particular in the maritime sectors. For this, it relies in particular on its SEANERGY platform dedicated to the integration of high-power energy conversion systems (electric and hydrogen) for the maritime industry.
As part of the strengthening of its R&D roadmap on the MDSE theme "Marinization of Energy Systems" (MRE and Naval sectors), the energy team of CEA Tech Pays de la Loire will contribute next year in four European projects contributing to the decarbonization of ships. The NEMOSHIP project in particular, of which the CEA will be coordinator, will start at the beginning of 2023 on the integration and optimal use of high-capacity batteries in ships. The team is therefore seeking to strengthen itself with a coordinator for this European project over a period of 4 years.

Position description


Management and projects


Fixed-term contract

Job title

European project coordinator H/F

Socio-professional category


Contract duration (months)


Job description

Under the direct responsibility of the thematic pilot, and in connection with the project team within the CEA, in Nantes and Grenoble, your main objectives as coordinator will be:

  • Ensure the coordination and supervision of the implementation of the project and the follow-up of the work plan between the CEA teams, the European partners of the project, and the Coordinator of the European Commission,
  • Implement preventive and corrective actions with regard to objectives, deliverables and planning constraints,
  • Work in collaboration with a project management service company in the implementation and use of the management tools necessary for the management of the project (procedures, guides, standard document models, collaborative project platform),
  • Prepare and lead consortium meetings, monitor the production of deliverables and participate in their proofreading as well as in the drafting of activity reports and periodic reports,
  • Be the guarantor and ensure, in collaboration with Europe CEA referents, the exchanges between the consortium and the European Commission on technical and administrative aspects as well as on the budget monitoring of the project,
  • Participate in external communication actions (scientific dissemination, writing press releases and the content of the public part of the project website, etc.),
  • Participate in the development of the Data Management Plan of the project, and ensure its application by the partners.

In addition, this coordination mission will lead you to assist more broadly the energy team of CEA Tech Pays de la Loire on the management of other European projects in which the team is involved as a partner and the setting up of new files in response to calls for Horizon Europe projects.

Applicant Profile

With a higher education grade, Masters or equivalent, you have validated experience in public project management and a good knowledge of energy systems.

Through your training and career, you have acquired:

  • Experience in leading European and/or international projects as well as mastery of technical, financial and administrative project management tools (spreadsheets, planning tools, etc.),
  • Excellent command of English (language of communication within the consortium) and French, both written and spoken, as well as essential writing and summary skills,
  • Knowledge of the management rules of the European Commission under the Horizon Europe framework program (formerly Horizon 2020),
  • A great sense of rigor and organization, dynamism, responsiveness and autonomy,
  • An ability to work in a team and in an international environment,
  • A scientific culture in energy systems, and more particularly batteries for mobility would be a plus.

Based in Nantes, you will be required to make occasional trips to Grenoble (where some of the CEA employees involved in the project are located) and abroad as part of consortium meetings.

Position location



Job location

France, Pays de Loire, Loire Atlantique (44)


BOUGUENAIS (près de Nantes)


Position start date