Salomé, a project manager at Akuo Energy, class of 2019

02 March 2021
During her studies at ENSTA Bretagne, Salomé was a committed student, closely involved in the school's associative life. Two years after her graduation from the school, she is now leading major projects in renewable energies: a career that makes sense.
Class of 2019
Project manager at Akuo Energy

What was your student background at ENSTA Bretagne?

I took the Naval and offshore architecture speciality, and then in my final year I took the IGO option, which is now called Corporate engineering and sciences.
Outside classes, I became involved as a Team Leader in the ENSTA Bretagne Enactus association. Enactus is an association present in 35 countries that promotes social and solidarity entrepreneurship among students. The ENSTA Bretagne branch had been created before my arrival, and we took it up with about fifteen students to set up various solidarity initiatives. Projects included KROC, Yetri, ENSTAqua, etc. It was a great experience and I learned a lot.

What is your professional background?

I did my end-of-studies internship with the Akuo Energy company, a French renewable energy generation company. I have been working there for almost two years as a project manager, mainly in photovoltaics. 

What are your key tasks?

I am assigned to development, the phase that involves bringing a solar power plant project from the first drafts to the start of construction. My tasks are thus varied: coordination of technical design studies, meetings with state departments, organisation of public meetings with citizens, etc.

What appeals to you in your job?

I have the opportunity to make many business trips, and to meet very different people, with tangible problems. I am thus learning a lot on a human level. More generally, I feel that I am in a job that has a real impact.

Outside of work, do you continue to get involved in associations?

Yes, I'm involved with the "Elles bougent" association, which aims to introduce young girls to engineering professions.
I am also a volunteer with The Sea Cleaners association, which aims to reduce the pollution of plastics in the oceans, in particular by building a waste collection boat: Le Manta.

A word for future ENSTA Bretagne graduates?

Talk regularly with the Alumni to find out about various profiles and professions. This will give you an idea of the range of possible careers.