Safety Officer - Sbm Operations

Req Id:  9782
Job Family:  Operations - Offshore HSSE

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.




A Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring the Management System and associated COPs are
implemented effectively. Specifically he will ensure all daily operational and maintenance activities are
carried out according to Management System requirements


Typical Responsibilities & Standards

1) Contribute to the maintenance of Health, Safety and Management Systems and Operational Requirements
1 Assess sources of safety information for relevance to the operation and self development needs.
2 Actively seek and update information on developments in safety related areas and make available to relevant
3 Implement Safety Management Systems within personal responsibility and operational requirements.
4 Clearly and accurately record results of monitoring activities as appropriate


2) Contribute to the Maintenance of the Working Environment and Operational Requirements
1 Carry out inspections effectively and accurately obtaining and recording results accurately
2 Identify, prioritise and act upon potential or real hazards or deviations from requirements discovered.
3 Maintain effective working relationships with external and internal inspection/audit teams and cooperate as required
4 Facilitate access of inspection/audit teams to appropriate information


3) Contribute To The Development And Maintenance Of A Health And Safety Culture At The Workplace
1 Information and advice is effectively presented, on request and proactively, to relevant personnel
2 Effectively communicate recommendations for improvement to relevant personnel
3 Effectively provide information regarding potential hazards and trends
4Maintain the profile of Safety as a company goal and give safe behaviour a high value through actions and
5 Effectively promote positive safety behaviours and attitudes


4) Contribute To The Reporting, Investigation And Follow Up Of Incidents
1 Effectively report details of incidents and near misses.
2 Effectively investigate or contribute to investigations of workplace incidents or near misses
3 Write clear and unambiguous reports with suitable recommendations forwarding them to the correct persons


5) Prepare and Present Demonstrations and Information And Perform General Security and Heli-Admin Duties
1 Inform new arrivals to the Marine Unit of O&M Contractor procedures, the latest guidelines and relevant COPs
2 Induct new personnel with ‘New Start Worker’ procedure.
3 Provide training plan and support for Emergency Response personnel as required
4 Ensure all Management System training material is on board and accessible to candidates
5 Provide training and assessment as required in Safety and Management System issues using appropriate and
effective techniques, equipment and materials.
6 Maintain records of all safety training carried out on board and pass current summary listing to Operations Office and
7 Ensure personnel receive Heli-briefing prior to departure from the Marine Unit
8 Control access to and from the Helideck and the Marine Unit by implementing rigorous security identity checks and
assisting with baggage searches

9 Ensure POB is accurate and current


6) Monitor and Maintain Pollution Control Measures.
1 Unplanned discharges to the environment are identified, halted where possible, and reported according to policy,
procedure and regulation.
2 Relevant PPE is used to deal with unplanned discharges using company procedures
3 Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure.
4 Environmental protection and pollution control are enforced effectively with colleagues, subordinates and


7) Emergency Response
1 Carry out Emergency Response role
2 During Emergency Response Drills and training exercises, demonstrate competence.
3 Contribute to exercise design and analysis and debriefing after drills.
Training See Vessel-specific Training Matrix (HSEP Shipboard Manual.)
Competence See Safety Officer WAM (Vol. 2 Competence Assurance System Manuals)


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified to Minimum NEBOSH Cert preferred, NEBOSH Diploma would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years hydrocarbon Production Operations processing experience on or offshore OR 5 years as Safety Officer in similar environment
  • FPSO experience preferred
  • Good experience in Safety Management Systems
  • Highly experienced in use and operation of PTW, Risk Assessment, Gas Testing, safe control and monitoring of all hazardous maintenance activities including hot work and confined space entry
  • Experience of helicopter operations (HLO experience preferred)
  • Medically fit to offshore International standards such as ENG1 or equivalent.

Personal Skills
Personal: Safety aware. Positive, assertive, conscientious.

Able to work well with all levels of personnel


Leadership: Good levels of written and spoken communication.

Innovative with initiative. Good presentation skills.


Technical: Analytical, high standard of technical and professional knowledge, of safety systems and hazards of hydrocarbon systems.


IT: Use standard Management System ‘Office’ package electronic mail system



Positions within SBM’s Fleet offer exposure to industry leading technologies, phenomenal opportunities for career progression and the chance to work alongside some of the industries top talent.

We offer excellent salaries, equal time rotations and comprehensive benefits packages including Bonus, Share options and highly rewarding Pension Schemes.




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.