Engineer Project Manager in the field of Environment Engineering - 24 month contract

Job description

IMT Atlantique

1. Context

Présentation of IMT Atlantique :

IMT Atlantique, internationally recognized for the quality of its research, is a leading general engineering school under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and Digital Technologies, ranked in the 3 main international rankings (THE, SHANGAI, QS). With three campuses in Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital technology and energy to transform society and industry through training, research and innovation.

Job environment :

The Energy Systems and Environment Engineering Department is located on the Nantes campus of IMT Atlantique.

Approximately 70 people work in this department, including 20 permanent teacher-researchers (10 HDR), 6 engineers and technicians as well as 3 administrative staff, PhD students, research engineers, and post-doctoral fellows. As part of the GEPEA UMR CNRS 6144 GEPEA laboratory, the department conducts research in process engineering applied to bio-resources and environmental technologies through 3 research teams: Air Metrology Water Treatment (TEAM); Energy/Material Recovery of Residues and Treatment of Emissions (VERTE); Optimization – Systems – Energy (OSE). The department created the PREVER platform in 2014 to research and study the energy recovery of residues and the SafeAir platform to treat air pollutants.

In this context, the DSEE is recruiting an Engineer Project Manager to join the team “VERTE” in the framework of the collaborative research “TakiNg actIoN to prevent and mitigate pollution oF groundwater bodies” (NINFA). The project aims to develop cost-effective groundwater monitoring strategies, pollution prevention and abatement technologies, and an early warning system. It involves 9 partners from 6 European countries. NINFA project has a duration of 42 months from November 1, 2022 to April 30, 2026. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe 2021 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101081865. The strategic objective of NNIFA is to provide knowledge for a novel strategy based on an early warning system and knowledge database (NINFA platform) and innovative technologies.

The contribution of the IMT Atlantique/GEPEA laboratory concerns mainly the leading of WP 1 ”Case studies specification, requirements and knowledge gathering” and in WP 3 “Water treatment technologies” and more specifically the removal of pollutants from WWTPs effluents.

2. Objective

The recruited person will be in charge of:

  • Carrying out the project follow-up for the part that concerns IMT Atlantique.
  • Contacting the partners involved in WP 1 and analyzing the data and writing the reports.
  • Participate in the supervision of the work done in WP 3.
  • Assist the IMT Atlantique scientific coordinator in the management of the project.

Job requirements

The candidate should have a PhD in the field of Environment Engineering. He/she should have skills/experience in Research Project Management and good English communication skills.


  • 49 days of annual leave and time off
  • Partial telecommuting possible
  • Public transport paid for
  • Sustainable mobility package (for carpooling or cycling)
  • Family supplement
  • Wide range of social benefits

Additional information and application

  • Application deadline : February 16th, 2023
  • Start of contract : As soon as possible
  • Type of contract : Fixed-term contract under public law
  • Duration of the contract : 24 months,
  • Geographic location : IMT Atlantique - 4 Rue Alfred Kastler, 44300 Nantes
  • The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities
  • For more information, please contact Yves ANDRES, Professor in the Energy Systems and Environment Engineering Department (DSEE) – – tel : 02 51 85 82 62