Be proactive & Apply! Hydrodynamics Engineer opportunities in Monaco (local contract)

Req Id:  6207
Job Family:  Engineering - Hydrodynamics

Monaco, MC


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 oftomorrow. 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.



As Hydrodynamics Engineer, you utilize your knowledge and experience to perform hydrodynamics and mooring leg calculations in compliance with applicable codes and regulations. You are responsible for delivering results including station keeping, global performance analyses and interface loads to the project team within the overall project schedule. You may be assigned as a Package Engineer with technical responsibility for the design, procurement and manufacture of the Package. You must work with Engineers and Designers both within and outside the discipline as needed to ensure deliverables.
The Hydrodynamics Engineer may act as Discipline Lead for assigned projects.


Job description:

  • Deliver anchoring systems design (Windfloaters, FPSOs, mooring systems, CALM buoys notably) on projects/tenders through hydrodynamics analyses

  • Work on windfloaters global sizing and perform ad hoc numerical calculations supporting this activity

  • Review windfloaters fully coupled analyses performed by others

  • Interface with other engineering disciplines and divisions (Supply Chain, Proposals, PMT) to ensure smooth project/tender execution

  • Perform package engineering activities on projects for anchoring items

  • When required, supervise model tests campaigns on projects

  • When required, calculate vessel motions/accelerations, waves bending moment, slamming and greenwater loads, design bilge keels


Job requirements:

  • Relevant engineering school such as Ecole Centrale Nantes, ENSTA Bretagne, Seatech, Ecole Centrale Marseille or University degree in Hydrodynamics

  • At least 6 years’ experience in the offshore industry, including at least 5 years on floating wind technical topics

  • Knowledgeable on Hydrodynamics numerical analyses tools: Orcaflex, Ariane, Hydrostar

  • Fluent English

  • Knowledgeable on Floating Wind business, on windfloaters sizing/design methodologies and associated numerical hydrodynamics calculations

  • Knowledgeable in Python coding

  • Knowledge on metocean data derivation is a plus


Behaviours & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • Ability to coach / support others

  • Action Oriented

  • Ensure accountability

  • Plan & Aligns

  • Drives results




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 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.