Hydrodynamics Engineer (SL)

Req Id:  11102
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 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.


  1. Job description




Main missions:


(Ex: Ensure, Provide, Coordinate, Supervise, Maintain, Analyse, Liaise with, Check, Promote, Monitor …)

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

- Perform package engineering activities on projects for anchoring items

-  Calculate floaters motions/accelerations, waves bending moment, slamming and greenwater loads, design bilge keels on projects/tenders

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

- Model tests supervision (see keeping, wind tunnel tests, station keeping), including calibration of results




  1. Job requirements



- Msc in Offshore Hydrodynamics, or specialized engineering school such as:

* Centrale Nantes

* Ensta Bretagne

* Seatech

* Centrale Marseille




- First experience in Hydrodynamics or junior graduate



Specific skills / expertise / product:

- Programming skills : Matlab, Python (level required : writing scripts of standard complexity)


The following would be a plus:

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

- Experience on Hydrodynamics calculations (derivation of Hydrodynamics database, motions and accelerations calculations, wave bending moments calculations, bilge keels design) for offshore floaters is a plus

- Fluent English


  1. Behaviours & inter-personal skills  – Key points

- Team player

- Curious and open-minded

- Ownership






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.