Profile of Mélanie Escaffit, Project Manager – Indian Ocean.
Hello Mélanie, first of all, could you describe your career?
I graduated from a general industrial engineering school, ESTIA (School of Advanced Industrial Technologies), in Bidart (Pays Basque) in 2016.
I also have a double Master of Science degree with the University of Wolverhampton on product development (design, conception, manufacturing processes for innovative projects).
I did my engineering school internships at Amarenco, which was then called Groupe Carré. Following my end-of-studies internship, I decided to continue the adventure.
I worked in several positions at Amarenco in different units: ground power station, small roofing unit and I am currently on secondment to Reunion Island since September.
Could you describe your position, your assignments at Amarenco?
I am a project manager in the Indian Ocean subsidiary, which is based on Reunion Island.
It’s a very small structure compared to the French head office: we are currently 3 of us for the development and construction of projects on the island.
I am in charge of the entire technical part of a project, from the commercial part to the commissioning of the installation (end of construction).
My main tasks are as follows: support to business providers for the commercial part, technical support during the project development and above all site supervision during the construction phase.
My missions are more varied than what I could do in Metropolitan France, because the team is small and we don’t have the same human resources available.
Why did you choose to work at Amarenco?
I chose Amarenco first of all for the working environment. Coming from the Tarn region, working close to home was very pleasant and a very good opportunity for me.
Furthermore, Amarenco is a young and dynamic company with many opportunities for evolution in a sector of activity that is close to my heart.
Little lighter touch: what are your passions in life?
I’ve been dancing since I was 8 years old (with a short break during my studies 😊), either with colleagues at work (zumba with my favourite teacher) or now on Reunion Island (in African dance).
I also love music and all kinds, my colleagues are the witnesses of it !