FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES (FEM) is the French Institute for Energy Transition (ITE) dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies (MRE). FEM’s mission is to provide, enhance and nourish the scientific and technical environment necessary to remove the obstacles facing the MRE sector. This mission has three main objectives: to stimulate the competitiveness of the sector, to increase the attractiveness of the French territories and to support regional and national authorities.
FEM’s core business is to develop, coordinate and scientifically manage collaborative R&D projects and to realize engineering and research activities around these projects. FEM benefits from financial support received from the French Investissement d’Avenir program and the European Union. On the basis of this research investment, the Institute is developing a scientific and technical support activity for the MRE sector in various areas: recommendations, project management assistance, testing, design, dimensioning, etc. FEM is also very involved in the animation of the sector at the regional, national, European and international levels.
FEM is currently established on 3 sites: the head office is located in Brest, and two branches are located in Marseille and Nantes.
Description du poste
FEM is pursuing the development of its capacities in measuring and understanding the properties of the marine atmospheric boundary layer with application to the wind resource characterization and design of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind turbines.
In order to expand in this field, FEM is looking for a permanent scientist capable of developing ambitious field experiments involving, in particular, the deployment of profiling lidars from fixed and floating platforms to improve the characterization of the atmospheric environment of offshore wind farm sites.
This permanent position falls within a more global and long-term strategy of the Institute that prioritizes the development of tools and skills in order to support a massive deployment of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines along the French coastlines and overseas. As such, FEM is aiming to construct a research program addressing the observation and understanding of the atmospheric flow properties of interest at areas targeted by the offshore wind industry. The scientist will have to contribute to the deployment of this large research program and the corresponding collaborative projects with the objective of providing decisive information regarding the wind resource and wind design conditions at offshore sites.
Modalités de candidature
Type of contract: permanent position
Location: 525 avenue de Rochon, Plouzané, France or possibly in other FEM’s offices in Nantes or Marseille, France
Starting date: March 2021
Please send CV and cover letter to email@example.com by December 4, 2020. The selected candidates will be invited to provide, by January 3, 2021 a proposal of no more than 10 pages presenting his/her perception of the industrial research activities within his/her field of expertise that s/he envisions carrying out with FEM and its members in the mid to long term in order to answer the main challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
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