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Req Id:  3375
Job Family:  Operations - Onshore Engineer

Luanda Shorebase, AO

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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.




Reporting to the Technical Manager you will, as Lead Electrical Engineer be responsible for supervision of Unit electrical staff located from our Angola Shore base.

You role will be to provide support to our fleet of vessels and to manage the day to day maintenance of the offshore electrical systems.  You will also provide design input to new projects and feedback lessons learned from existing Units.

You will supervise and assist the Completions and Unit staff during energizing of equipment and commissioning during the start-up phase.


Within your role you will:

Attend Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) and Site Acceptance Tests (SATs) for major electrical equipment (switchgear, control panels, motors, alternators)

Report on deficiencies and posit remedial action

Ensure that known safety and maintenance alerts pertaining to Fleet (and industry) equipment are incorporated into the design

Compile preservation, energisation and commissioning data,

Compile registers (Ex) of electrical equipment

Participate in and verify commissioning activities related to electrical equipment (loop checks, etc)

Perform Audits of offshore installations.



  • Educated to HNC/HND/BSc or equivalent standard in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 8/10 years experience
  • Experience of HV/LV electrical system design, maintenance & operation
  • Good practical knowledge of Permit To Work (PTW), Electrical Isolation Standards, Risk Assessment (RA), Power Management System, Power Generation on HV / LV, UPS
  • Oil and Gas industry experience required
  • Knowledge of requirements for electrical equipment in potentially hazardous areas.
  • Working knowledge of IEC 60079 standards
  • Ability to familiarize with SBM GTS
  • Computer literate in Microsoft packages and familiarity with software based maintenance systems
  • Good analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work as a team member and communicate effectively with onshore and offshore staff at all levels
  • Offshore survival and medical desirable
  • Ability to travel internationally (short-term), including offshore


On Offer

Shore Based positions come with comprehensive single or family status packages including excellent salaries, accommodation and transport provided, salary uplifts, schooling, medical, 6 weeks holidays and generous Bonus and Pension Schemes. Rotational positions are also available on a 9/3 basis.




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 unrivaled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation, and life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry. 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.