What is your academic and professional background ?
After graduating from Supélec in 2007, I left for Qatar under the VIE scheme for a year and a half for AREVA T&D. I was in charge of Telecoms & SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) projects.
In 2009, I joined Cegelec Oil & Gas. In the beginning, I participated from Paris in the study and purchasing phases of a project to replace the instrumentation and control system at the Abidjan refinery in Côte d’Ivoire, after which I left for Qatar again. While there, I managed two projects: the construction of a new anti-explosion control room and the replacement of the turbine/compressor control system on two natural gas production units. As a Project Control Manager, I worked in tandem with the project manager and, more specifically, on the scheduling, budget management and subcontractor monitoring aspects.
After a brief stint in France in 2012 as a Proposal Manager, I went to Abu Dhabi for 3 years for the installation of a new gas-fired thermal power station on an offshore island.
You joined Mobility when you returned to France.
Yes, in 2016, I came back to France and I joined Mobility’s Roads & Tunnels Department.
And, truly, the Middle East remains a common theme in my career, as I am responsible for the contract administration on a Qatari project: installation of the ventilation system in the underground sections of the Lusail tram line. At the same time, I worked on the costing for a relamping project in Switzerland and on the Equipment batches for the Fréjus tunnel.
What do you like most about your job ?
Working with varied teams, ranging from the design teams to the worksite teams, not to mention the support roles, subcontractors and customers: I like the richness of human exchanges. The role of project manager also offers a comprehensive overall vision of the project through its different phases.
My role involves diverse skills, assignments change, and I like that daily adrenaline rush. I’d like to grow within project management and be called on to manage major projects.