Electrical Lead Engineer (S)- Malaysia

Req Id:  13339
Job Family:  Engineering - Project Management

Kula Lumpur, MY, 50470


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. 



Contract Type: Permanent

Job description: (team, role in the team, tasks, expectations…)

You may be working as Lead or Sub-lead engineer in projects.  As the Lead Electrical Engineer, you have to lead a team of engineers and designers and ensure that project deliverables are completed within project schedule in compliance with SBM standards, applicable standards, codes and regulations. You have to ensure proper communication with all internal and external stake holders, clients and vendors to execute the project work efficiently creating a harmonious work environment at all times. Utilize discipline knowledge and design experience related to the planning, design, and engineering of ICSS systems for SBM floating system projects.

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of technical knowledge to ensure technical solutions account for design factors such as constructability, installation, operability, vendor capability, as well as schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Utilize SBM Products knowledge and how each product relates to the various disciplines to minimize the negative impact on the completion of key project milestones
  • Utilize technical expertise to identify gaps between the design solution and known product specifications; recommend best alternative solution(s)
  • Capable of handling a project independently and interacting with all parties concerned both internal and external.
  • Communicate the changes that impact the completion of key project milestones to all stakeholders.
  • Proactively provide Discipline Manager with updates regarding activity status, highlight concerns as they arise, and provide guidance to support Discipline to stay within the allocated project budget.
  • Actively share experience/knowledge with peers and participate in all applicable project design reviews.
  • Challenge technical solutions to ensure all options have been considered and promote best approach; apply expertise in the practical application of new technology in industry.
  • Ensure activities are completed in compliance with applicable policies, codes, standards, regulation and industry practices.
  • Participate in Client facing meetings to influence decision making and resolve complex technical issues based on recognized skills in Discipline.
  • Take ownership to define and develop Discipline scope by understanding and evaluating the project requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Discipline Manager/Engineering Project Manager to accurately forecast manhours, resource needs, and completion date for deliverables
  • To understand project requirements and appropriately assign task to team members.
  • Promote a positive work environment to keep a high level of team engagement.
  • Ensure previous lesson learned are incorporated into the project and capture new lesson learned for future project.


Job requirements:

  • Academic :           Degree in Electrical engineering from recognized university
  • Exp:         Total minimum 15 years of experience  with experience in the offshore Oil & Gas

industry with specific experience in FPSO EPC Projects. Lead profile in Electrical

Engineering (Conceptual, Basic and Details) experience will be an advantage

  • Cumulative minimum 2 years’ site experience in Construction/Commissioning
  • Experience as a Package Engineer for Electrical Packages such as Switchgear, Transformer, UPS, PMS, Distribution Panel, Navigation Aids, Heat Tracing and bulk electrical package
  • Must have worked as a lead in 2-3 detailed engineering/EPC offshore projects (CAPEX > $500 million)
  • Must be familiar with related international codes and standards (ISO, IEC, CAP437, etc.) and marine classification societies rules and regulations (ABS, BV, etc)
  • Good experience in engineering work for critical mechanical packages (compressors, turbine power generators etc.) e.g. bid evaluation, vendor document review, and finalization of interfaces
  • SW or tools:        
  • Experience in engineering work for main mechanical packages (compressors, turbine power generators,  etc.) e.g. bid evaluation, vendor document review, and finalization of interfaces
  • Knowledge in Cybersecurity System is an advantage.

 Behaviours &inter-personal skills - Key points: Soft skills

  • Capable of undertaking challenging assignments and have quality of leadership
  • Good communication skills, proactive and open minded
  • Ability to lead a team of highly skilled electrical engineers and designers




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 www.sbmoffshore.com. 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.