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Legal Counsel

SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore

schiedam, netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Our Vision.

SBM Offshore believes the oceans will provide the world with safe, sustainable and affordable energy for generations to come. We share our experience to make it happen.

Our Profile.

We design, build, install and operate offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry. As a leading technology provider, we put our marine expertise at the service of a responsible energy transition by reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, while developing cleaner solutions for renewable energy sources. More than 7,000 SBMers worldwide are committed to sharing their experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come. Together, we are driving progress forward in a TRUE. BLUE. TRANSITION.



  • Providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice to SBM on a variety of legal topics in support of the Global Supply Chain group within the Global Resources & Services (GR&S) business line with a particular focus on support to Turnkey projects as well as Operations (including Brownfield projects).
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements, utilizing both standard templates utilized by SBM and industry standard templates, including contracts for the procurement of good and services, framework agreements, EPC(I) contracts, Memoranda of Agreements (MoAs), MOUs, confidentiality agreements and the like;
  • Assessing, proposing (and where appropriate) ensuring and managing, adequate mitigation of legal risks to the project teams and GR&S business line.
  • Providing support and legal advice to the project teams in respect of all claims under above types of contracts, including claims for delay, extensions of time (EOT), force majeure, additional costs and the like
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines from the Global Supply Chain group and where necessary the wider GR&S business line, often within tight timeframes.
  • Ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the business.
  • Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company.
  • Communicating with and managing certain third-parties such as external counsel, contract lawyers, experts and/or auditors in line with SBM legal services procurement processes (including providing feedback on legal panel performance).
  • Staying up to date with changes to legislation and case law, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect the supply chain and procurement.
  • Contribute to training to Global Supply Chain, project teams and within LCCI
  • Providing input on and/or proposing adequate legal tools/contractual set-ups to serve SBM’s primary business goals.
  • Liaising with the business leaders and support functions.
  • Reporting and updating LCCI Leadership Team, Head of Legal for GR&S and relevant business stakeholders on key legal issues and risks, including lessons learnt and improvement areas for the business.


  • Law degree common law, or civil law with extensive common law working experience
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) (Dutch, French and Portuguese language skills are a plus)
  • A minimum of 4 years PQE as in-house lawyer or in private practice a must
  • Experience in major construction projects, particularly offshore oil & gas
  • Experience of supporting supply chain / project procurement


  • Team player and taking an active role to train and educate others
  • Good organizational skills
  • Proactive and curious
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly
  • Discretion, courtesy and tact
  • Strong negotiating and diplomacy skills
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Financial acumen


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”). 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.