Process Lead Engineer (Topsides) – Resource Center Schiedam (S) – SBM Offshore – Schiedam

SBM Offshore

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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.

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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


In the role of Process Lead Engineer, you are responsible for contributing to the expertise and knowledge within the Process discipline, develop/improve corporate process engineering calculation tools and guidelines and provide support to all ongoing projects executed in our Schiedam office.

You will work in conjunction with Discipline Manager, Discipline Leads and engineering management to seek continuous improvement in both quality and efficiency of work.

Other tasks belonging to this role are:

  • Take the lead role on proposals and prepare discipline hour estimates for EPC projects
  • Lead/attend design review meetings and participate in HAZOP review meetings
  • Conduct quality audits for the process discipline in Schiedam and at subcontractor offices, to ensure compliance with SBM Group Technical Standards, corporate Processes and Work Instructions.
  • Evaluating and incorporating project Lessons Learned to improve process engineering guidelines and work instructions
  • Act as consultant and mentor to less experienced engineers to ensure knowledge transfer, product memory, and application of best engineering practices.
  • Job requirements

  • At least 15 years of relevant experience, incl. conceptual design, FEED and EPC project experience for offshore Oil & Gas projects (preferably FPSO) and at least 4 years of experience as lead engineer.
  • Strong knowledge of process engineering and process safety fundamentals as well as preparation of quality engineering documents.
  • Collaborate with others to propose/optimize methodologies for engineering activities and working methods to enable fast-track project execution
  • Perform activities in compliance with SBM Group Technical Standards, Engineering Standards, corporate Processes and Work Instructions.
  • Furthermore, you have the following skills and experience:

  • Capable of managing a large team of process engineers (typically 25 – 30 engineers)
  • Capable of coaching and developing less experienced engineers and to guide experienced engineers with changes in engineering methods and work processes
  • Development of PFD, P&ID, Equipment Datasheets, Instrument Datasheets, SAFE Charts, Cause & Effect Diagrams and Process Safeguarding documentation
  • Knowledge and experience with intelligent P&IDs and Engineering Databases
  • Good interface knowledge with related engineering disciplines, i.e. Piping, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Safety & Loss Prevention;
  • Conversant with relevant international standards applicable to hydrocarbon processing industry, such as API, ISO, ASME, IEC, etc.
  • Familiar with design review methods, such as HAZID, HAZOP, SIL Assessment
  • Process simulation experience (using Hysys or UniSim software)
  • A pro-active approach and not afraid to take initiative
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language in verbal and written communication
  • Partner with the Discipline Manager and replace the Discipline Manager when required (deputy role).
  • Employment conditions

    We offer a well rewarding job, in a motivated team dedicated to the on-time, in budget delivery of our projects. You may occasionally be asked to travel to other SBM offices across the globe. You will be given the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job, and coaching. Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment;
  • flexible working hours;
  • attractive benefits in the area of personal development, culture, sports and relaxation;
  • an office that is easy to access by car and by public transport.
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