Senior Operations Engineer (Fleet Engineer) - Guyana

Req Id:  11034
Job Family:  Operations - Onshore Operations

Georgetown, GY



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 of tomorrow. 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.



Overall Job Purpose:

Responsible for acting as facilitating agent for the SBM Offshore FPSO fleet for the designated area (Guyana), supporting the Area Operations Manager in all actions required, including but not limited to the implementation of fleet improvement opportunities, control and monitor of Operations results, as well as actions related to their processes and activities, liaising with other departments as focal point for fleet operations initiatives, in order to ensure the business results achievement established for these vessels, thus contributing to the business continuity and its growth.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Operations team with a fleet view for the designated Area, by promoting continuous improvement of the units through strategic projects implementation, sharing lessons learned between units, assisting Technical departments on fleet initiatives and providing daily support for the Area Manager.
  • Contribute to the Operations' annual budget planning (expenses and investments), by participating of the corporate planning, providing information about resources, replacements, services and materials needs and other expenses used in its activities, liaising with Offshore and Onshore departments.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of GEMS by following up and filling in projects status’ and monitoring the implementation of GEMS documentation on the fleet.
  • Achieve the goals established for the business, by participating in the implementation of strategic and corporate initiatives and identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Understand and follow Company Objectives, Policies, Procedures and integration with Clients, Community and Suppliers, by reading relevant documents and interacting with superiors for clarification of possible doubts.
  • Contribute to safeguarding SBM Offshore from non-compliance to technical specifications and/or standards (adherence to the internal Guides and CMMS application of routines), by participating and maintaining records of internal audits in order to meet all international regulations, SBM Offshore policies, philosophies and standards applicable for the assigned unit.
  • Offshore visits will be required to better streamline these activities.
  • Contribute to production targets for the units of the designated area, according to the contracts established and the characteristics of each vessel, by following up operational productivity, developing new reports or dashboards to support on Operations' main KPIs/indicators monitoring, in order to provide visibility to top management and act upon deviations.
  • Support the Area Operations Manager on periodic performance meetings, such as MUR’s & MRR’s, by assisting on the previous analysis of KPIs, providing meaningful insights over their results, guaranteeing that issues raised during the meeting are properly addressed, registered and tracked.
  • Promote continuous enhancement in the fleet's level of standardization, by liaising with all units of the designated Area in order to establish standard goals, KPIs following up and records, in order to facilitate lessons learned and seize possible synergies and benefits from a fleet view.
  • Support Area Operations Manager on POB control by monitoring core crew and personnel change managementOCCs on each unit, considering the minimum crew required by internal and external regulations, procedures and agreements with the client, as well as liaising with each unit to address and mitigate any possible personnel issues.
  • Contribute to operations predictability of the fleet, by supporting the Area Operations Manager on monitoring Integrated Planning activities of each vessel for that designated Area, along with the Lead Planner.
  • Contribute to mitigate risks and exposure to SBM Offshore reputation, by supporting on the crisis situations management, by engaging in meetings with regulatory agencies and clients, as well as in audits, as requested by the Area Operations Manager.
  • Act as an integrator between the Operation Cells (onshore and offshore) and the support areas, taking into account their definitions and recommendations, as well as providing the necessary feedback of the operation’s necessities, acting as representative for all units of the designated Area for fleet-wide initiatives.
  • Contribute to the resolution of problems identified in the units of that designated Area by setting up working groups between Operations and Technical Support teams, engaging in Business Improvement Committees and supporting on any necessary task forces, as requested by the Area Operations Manager.
  • Continuously seek the Operational improvement of the units in the Fleet by participating in guidelines and procedures review, for documents applicable for the entire fleet, engaging Operations Engineers and Technical Support teams, when required.


HSSE Requirements & Code of Conduct:

  • HSSE: Act in compliance with the corporate HSSE Management System, SBM Offshore Life Saving Rules, as well as policies and procedures available in the Management System (GEMS).

Act to promote the preservation of the environment, the health and occupational safety (personnel and their team), the safety of processes, and the preservation of assets in their scale of responsibility.

  • Ethics and Compliance: In compliance with the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as well as with SBM Offshore Group Ethics and Compliance Policies and Local Procedures, their respective forms, online and live mandatory trainings: is committed to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and obligations and act in accordance with the highest ethical standards and with SBM Offshore values.
  • Emergency Plan: As per indication on the Training Matrix, Emergency Management Guide and Offshore Emergency Management, available in the Management System (GEMS).


Job Challenges & Problem Solving:

  • Ensure the operations stability and compliance due to the several processes and employees involved.
  • Avoid possible interface issues or disagreements and guarantee effective communication between all departments, due to different points of view.
  • Keep up with simultaneous activities and support required from Offshore, due to the broad and highly dynamic reality of Oil & Gas Offshore Operations.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree of Engineering is required. Postgraduation in areas related to the discipline of expertise is a competitive edge. MBA or equivalent is a competitive edge.
  • Minimum 5 years' overall experience is expected.
  • Previous experience in Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas area is required.







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.