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    • Nantes


  • Technology


  • Research Engineer

Apply by: 2023-01-31


Published 2022-12-02


We have an exciting opportunity for a Floating Photovoltaic Intern Research Engineer F/M to join our team of specialists in a dynamic and growing company and leader in marine renewables. The internship should last 6 months and starts in February or March 2023. 

What you will be doing.

As our Floating Photovoltaic Intern Research Engineer F/M you will be working with the research and development team. Your goal would be to accurately represent the motions of a floating photovoltaic farm in environments with waves. The floating photovoltaic farm would be modelled as a flexible body. It would require the development of an in-house code for a flexible body in waves...
While developing a good understanding of the challenges in floating photovoltaic farms deployment, your objectives will be:

  • To perform an extensive bibliographic review of the modelling of multi-body floating bodies.
  • To develop a flexible representation of a multi-float assembly (mass, floatability, stiffness, etc.). 
  • To compute the hydrodynamic response of each of the deformation modes of the flexible body.
  • To develop a code computing the hydrodynamic response of the body. 
  • To compare the model to existing data and another model developed in parallel.
The internship is based in Nantes, France, and the incumbent will have the right to work and reside in France.
In this hybrid role, you will have a defined work location that includes remote work from home, in the office, and offshore/on-site as agreed with your supervisor.
Flexibility to working hours and willing travel locally and internationally may be required occasionally.

What we are looking for.

We are looking for a determined, results, and client-oriented professional with a supportive and global mindset and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate should be passionate about innovation and progress and enjoys working in a dynamic and multicultural environment both independently and as part of a team. In addition, you:
  • Must currently be a 3rd year Grande Ecole d'ingénieurs or Master's student and seeking to get involved in marine energies. 
  • Have good knowledge of hydrodynamics and mechanics / finite elements. A specialization in offshore will be appreciated.
  • Have a good background in hydrodynamics and fluid-structure interactions.
  • Being knowledgeable in Python scripting, Fortran programming and in using finite element software. 
  • You must be proficient in English. French would be an added advantage.

What is in it for you?

The successful candidate will join a team of specialists, who share a passion for marine renewables and have a dynamic work culture. We aim to improve the profitability of offshore wind farms by conducting specialist studies.

ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime, and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise across marine and engineering disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

Headquartered in London, the ABL Group has offices in all major marine and offshore energy hubs worldwide. We have 62 offices in 38 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

The ABL Group is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Børs (Aqua)