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Principal Instrumentation Engineer - Malaysia

Req Id:  378
Job Family:  Engineering - Instrumentation & Controls

Kuala Lumpur Office, Kuala Lumpur Office

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.  Take part in a world-class, diverse, and talented team committed to responsible business conduct and see where the future takes you.   #ENERGYCOMMITTED


Department information

The Electrical and Instrumentation department is responsible for the design of electrical power generation and distribution systems, Integrated Control & Safety Systems, Fire & Gas Systems, Communication Systems and all associated field devices. The department is part of the Project Office of Kuala Lumpur, responsible for providing engineering and procurement services, associated with the hull and topsides of FPSO’s. 


Role description

As Discipline Lead Instrumentation within SBM, you are responsible to take ownership in defining and developing discipline scope by understanding and evaluating the project requirements. You ensure that the project is properly planned and lead the assigned engineers in the different phases of the project. As Discipline Lead Instrumentation, you are responsible for the proper design and selection all instrumentation necessary for the safe and optimum operation of the asset. You properly apply discipline knowledge such as specific sizing and selection knowledge to meet all required process and contractual requirements.

You may be assigned as a Package Engineer with technical responsibility for the design, procurement and manufacture, and Installation and Commissioning assistance of the Package.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Ensure activities are completed with consistency and in compliance with applicable codes, standard and regulations.
  • Achieve effective interface management with internal and external stakeholders and ensure changes are managed.
  • Proactively track areas likely to change to reduce the ‘surprise’ element, added costs and delays to project.
  • Collaborate with the Discipline Manager/Engineering Project Manager to accurately forecast man-hours, resource needs, and completion date for deliverables.


Role requirements

Our ideal candidate for the role of Discipline Lead Instrumentation has at least 8 years’ experience in Instrumentation Engineering in Oil and Gas projects (preferably FPSO projects). You have a relevant technical degree and are able to manage ambiguity in a project. You bring experience in the FEED phase of a project and bring some experience in leading/guiding a team. You are willing to travel, when necessary.

In addition to this, you have:

  • Excellent Plan and Alignment skills: you are able to plan and priorize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Decision Quality: you are able making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Resourcefulness: you are securing and deploying resources effectively and effectively
  • Resilience: you are rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.


The role will be based in the office of Kuala Lumpur #OGJS



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 www.sbmoffshore.com. The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities.