Group Insurance Specialist - Insurance

Req Id:  15453
Job Family:  Insurance

Amsterdam (Schiphol), NL, 118CL Schiedam, NL, 3115JD Porto, PT, 4100-136 Marly, 1723

Marly Office


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 contractual risk reviews to SBM internal clients to the Operational department and Offshore Contracting team, especially in relation to indemnity / liability / responsibility and insurance clauses and determine appropriate types and levels of insurance.
  • Provide accurate and timely claims handling to the SBM Group for claims that result out of the operation of our Units (FPSO’s) including claims for damages to our vessels, other property, P&I, Loss of Hire, pollution and third-party claims.
  • Provide input, advice and relevant information to claims consultants and lawyers when losses and claims arise and work together with insurance brokers throughout the claim recovery process to maximize recoveries under all insurance policies.
  • Collate claims information in the company and inform relevant business disciplines on the development and costs of insurance claims.
  • Collate underwriting information and inform relevant business disciplines (such as Cost Control) on the costs of insurance in reference to bids, projects and the operational fleet.
  • Ensure compliance with insurance laws/regulations and promote best practice throughout the company.
  • Liaise with different roles in the company in order to create awareness and provide general education on insurance requirements, including the development and delivery of online learning/reference material.
  • Report to the Insurance team any key insurance issues, claim developments and risks, including lessons learnt and improvement areas for the department and the company.
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines from the internal clients, often at short notice





  • University degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines.
  • Insurance and/or Risk Management qualifications (ideally).
  • Fluent in English is a must (spoken and written), second fluent language such as Dutch, French and/or Portuguese is a plus.



  • A minimum of 7-10 years “in house” experience in a legal / insurance department, preferably in a Maritime, Shipping, Offshore or Oil & Gas company, or 7-10 years of experience with an insurance broker / P&I Club and/or insurance consultancy company, or 7-10 years private practice experience with a focus on oil & gas, renewables, offshore, insurance, claims or shipping.
  • High level of understanding of insurance and risk issues in Maritime, Offshore Construction and/or Oil & Gas industry.
  • Experience in purchasing, placing and/or working with Construction All Risk / Builders All Risk insurance for large (offshore) construction projects, Hull & Machinery, Protection & Indemnity (P&I), Offshore Property, War risks and General Liability policies.
  • Experience in claims management and claims reporting.
  • Experience in providing legal review in relation to indemnity/liability and insurance clauses in EPCI and Offshore Construction contracts.



  • Good organizational skills, solution focused, pragmatic approach to support the business.
  • Ability to work accurately, precise and quickly.
  • Proactive and curious.
  • Team player and taking an active role to train and educate others.
  • Flexible and stress resistant.
  • Financial understanding of P&Ls, budgets and reports.
  • Good interpersonal relations skills.
  • Good negotiating and diplomacy skill




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.