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Engineer  / Naval Architect


Top Performing Project Manager based in Florida seeking Managing position utilizing my diverse experiences and skill set to further company success in technical projects achievement and profitability.

Experience of working within multi-cultural environments in Middle east (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) in Europe (France) and in Pacific area (New Caledonia, Australia), working practices of Military and Private Shipyards for warship support, maintenance and refit program. Engineering design offices experience for new build ship construction and 6 years of Sea Service experience as Chief engineer onboard Frigates, Patrol Boats and Aircraft Carrier.éphane-loubes/17/783/7a2


July 2014 to Dec 2015

Associate owner manager of a French Bistro in Florida USA

Opening, operating and managing 3 new french stores in Merritt island, Cocoa beach and West Melbourne FLORIDA USA.(200k gross sales)

December 2011 to July 2014

French Navy Fleet Support Agency Technical Director in Paris France

Responsible for the control and management for all technical enquiries, technical specifications and regulations of all modifcation on propulsion systems, hull outfit, marine equipments and systems on board 120 surface ships.

September 2010 to Nov 2011

Navy Operations Manager for ODAS company in Saudi Arabia

Responsible for the control and management of all local contracts with French industry and the Royal Saudi Navy (refit and regeneration program, warranty claims, tests and trials , support and services during delivery). Established working relationships with DCNS, Thales, EADS MBDA, Eurocopter, DCI Navfco. Achievements for final payments

June 2008 to November 2009

Refit Program Manager for CMN SHIPYARD company in Kuwait

Project Manager for 80M$ contract (8 patrolboats mid-life upgrade refit program), responsible for:

- Work specification and negotiation with subcontractors (MTU, Kamewa, R&Schwarz.)

- Recruiter and Team Leader for team of 22 engineers/technicians (Planner, electro technical, mechanical, welder…)

- Development of scope of works, planning, procedures, test and trials, spare parts acquisition

- Progress reporting to CEO, financial division and legal service, securing 12M$ profit margin in less than 2 years.

September 2007 to June 2008

French Navy Surface Ship Platform Subject Matter Expert (SME) France

Platform SME, at the French Naval Headquarter in Toulon, for 120 surface warships. Responsible for all technical enquiries, technical specifications and regulations of all hull outfit, marine equipments and systems on board (Safety, stability, hull and structure painting preservation, diesel engines, hydraulics, rudder, shaft line propeller, boiler / osmosis plants).

HQ authority for providing technical guidance and instructions, including updates for new equipments and training purposes.

September 2005 to August 2007

Technical adviser at Jeddah Ship Repair Facilities of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces responsible for Makkah frigate repairs :

Contractual Control and supervision (hull and structural works DCNS).

Realization of customer works on power generation system and combat System.

September 2004 to Sept 2005

Platform technical expert at Italian/French frigate (FREMM) head office in Paris OCCAR,

Platform Technical Specialist responsible for the technical specifications, scope of work and negotiations between the French Navy and Industry.

September 2002 to August 2004

Director of the French Navy Fleet Support Agency for the Pacific Ocean in Nouméa ,

Involved with the creation of the Agency to ensure the highest level of availability for 5 warships of 5000 tons displacement. Responsible for the detailed work specification for repair and overhaul contracts in the Pacific area, supervision and negotiation for maintenance contracts with Australian, NZ and Singapore shipyards (3M$), including the control and acquisition of spares and logistics support (2M$).

September 2000 to August 2002

Head of Technical Department at the Fleet Support Agency in Toulon

- Head of Hull / Auxiliaries Equipments department at the French Navy Toulon headquarters. Responsible for the maintenance policies for hull preservation, corrosion and cracking, auxiliaries, hydraulics, HVAC air conditioning systems, cranes. Manager of a team of 20 mechanical engineers.

- Head of technical feedback department involved with the creation of the department, and implementation of the quality process using new data processing tools, managing a team of 8 electro mechanical engineers.

September 1998 to August 2000

Chief engineer onboard French frigate class « La Fayette ». Indian Ocean

Responsible for all technical control and maintenance of the ship. Head of Engineering Department team of 35 (firemen, mechanics, and electricians).

September 1996 to August 1998

Head of Navy Technical Training Centre St MANDRIER France

Responsible for technical training for: logistics, maintenance, safety and automation welding. Charged with course design, structure and training budget, managing 45 instructors (intake of 800 students a year).

September 1989 to July 1994

Sea Service as chief engineer onboard different classes of Warships

Appointments held as Section Head for a variety of departments, covering power generation and distribution, turbine and diesel propulsion, ship safety and damage control onboard different classes of ship. (Aircraft carrier, Overseas frigates, Antiaircraft frigate).





Food safety Manager certificate

Scuba Diving : CMAS level 2

Executive education : War college degree, Public finance Responsible

Quality control and management training courses


ENSTA - French Engineering college. Master degree in Naval Architecture

Export Amphibious Warship Project (BIP 8000) author at the National shipyard Engineering Department (DCNS Ingénierie) in Paris


EPFL - IMHEF Polytechnics Lausanne project Francis Turbine optimization

1986 – 1988

French Naval Academy : Electro Mechanical Engineer Officer

West Melbourne, Florida,
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