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SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore

Software Engineering
schiedam, netherlands
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Energy is a fundamental basic need of our society. Fossil fuels, including oil, are an essential source of energy and will remain so until renewable energies have the capacity to meet the growing demand for energy.

Nearly 5,000 SBMers globally are proud to design, build and operate floating facilities that produce more than 1% of the world’s oil. We do it in the safest, most affordable and most sustainable way. And we continuously strive to reduce emissions, in line with our emissionZEROTM program.

As a leader in floating technologies for the oil and gas industry, we recognize the significant importance of climate change and the growing need for renewable energy. We invest in products and services that enable the transition towards renewable energy, with a focus on Floating Offshore Wind, Wave Energy, and Carbon Capture and Storage. In addition, we also develop Smart Digital Services to improve and support everything we do.

Oceans play a central role in producing the energy of today and oftomorrow. We work together with the world’s leading energy companies to make that happen. We act responsibly and ethically, so that communities where we operate benefit from our presence and activities.

We are committed to sharing our experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come.

We are Energy. Committed.

Job description:

The SBM FPSOs and FLNGs are monitored, controlled and safeguarded by an Integrated Control and Safety System (which includes the Fire & Gas system).

By making use of reputable suppliers, standardized solutions and experienced integrators SBM is able to design, deliver and commission the ICSS in a short time and with a high quality. The work scope to achieve this is executed and managed from proposal to commissioning and start-up by the ICSS engineer (s) in the E&I department.

During the proposal / Concept / FEED Phase, the Instrumentation/ ICSS engineer shall:

  • Review client requirements
  • Participate in system selection
  • Prepare a system architecture
  • Prepare I/O estimates.
  • Ensure that the system is fully in line with the Regulatory regime, Classification requirements, SBM standards and Client requirements.

During the Basic / Detail Phase, the Instrumentation/ ICSS engineer shall:

  • Continuously consider cost, constructability, operability and maintainability.
  • Develop a project specific system design with all associated documentation.
  • Prepare Hierarchical Shutdown Levels Diagram, Cause & Effect Diagrams, Control & Safeguarding Philosophy, F&G Philosophy and F&G layouts.
  • Participate in Safety Reviews and Studies i.e. HAZOP, SIL assessment & verification.
  • Prepare ICSS RFQ and review vendor quotations and conclude vendor selection.
  • Act as package engineer and ensure that the system is delivered on time and within budget
  • Ensure package units are properly integrated and/or interfaced to the ICSS.
  • Conduct ICSS inspections and tests (e.g. Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test)
  • Ensure that the system is fully in line with the Regulatory regime, Classification requirements, SBM standards and Client requirements.

Job requirements:

  • MSC or BSC degree (TU/HTS), with at least 8 years’ experience in advanced ICSS systems in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Knowledge of international offshore codes and Equinor standards is preferred.
  • Experience with ICSS systems in the offshore oil & gas industry is an advantage.

Behaviors & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • A pro-active approach
  • Taking initiative
  • Problem solving and creative thinking
  • Professional communication in English (verbal and written)
  • Conversant with MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel
  • Team player, looking beyond discipline boundaries
  • Safety conscious.


SBM Offshore N.V. is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore Group (“the Company”). SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product lifecycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems delivered to date, with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry. As of December 31, 2018, Group companies employ approximately 4,350 people worldwide, including circa 650 contractors, which are spread over offices in key markets, operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. Group Companies employ a further 400 people, working for the joint ventures with two construction yards. For further information, please visit our website at The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities.

SBM Offshore is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. SBM Offshore does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.