Lead Robotics Project Engineer (SL)

Req Id:  8864
Job Family:  Engineering - Project Management

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.
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The Lead Robotics Project Engineer is part of the SBM Robotics Program team. The main mission of the Robotics Program team is to assess market robotics technology and build the path for a successful technology deployment into Operations, generating value for SBM. The scope is related to Robotics Program carried out under the Group Technology and Business Transformation coordination, providing support to Robotics Program Manager and working with Robotics Project Engineers and other department engineers / technicians.







Technical / Robotics


• Scout potential robotics technology for offshore operations application, including inspection and maintenance.

• Build robotics use cases applied to FPSO operations and other SBM product lines.

• Assess market robotics technologies applicable for each use case, evaluating their TRL maturity.

• Liaise with Operations teams to map, identify and validate new use cases opportunities.

• Lead (i.e. organize, plan, schedule, and supervise) robotics initiatives and use case trials.

• Lead the development and implementation of planning work processes, templates, tools and procedures.

• Review and develop technical specifications, analysis, reports, guidelines, business plans and other documents related to robotics technology deployment in Operations.



Project Management


• Assist Robotics Project Manager to develop and deliver initiatives/projects schedules aligned with the project execution scope and budget, company procedures and the program execution strategy.

• Interface as necessary with diverse set of internal/external stakeholders and multidisciplinary international project teams, build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, project team members and colleagues.

• Manage and execute initiatives / projects under the Robotics Program portfolio, aligned with and supervised by Robotics Project Manager.

• Support the deployment of solutions from initiatives within the organisation.

• Follow up and support after deployment and measure benefits.

• Management / execution of several simultaneous projects / initiatives, consisting of:


- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (SBM Departments/Vendors/Partners/ 3rd parties)

- Prepare initiative’s Business Plan (estimate work, evaluate planning, identify resources needs, KPIs, quantify benefits and payback time)

- Present initiative to Operations Initiative SteerCo and other company instances as required with the support of the Robotics Project Manager

- Evaluate and execute change management requirements if required

- Execute project as per plan under supervision of Robotics Project Manager and with support from Robotics Team.

- Monitor and report progress.

- Prepare bid packages for Vendors and conduct bid evaluations

- Participate to Vendors contract review - Assess solution (identify constraints and improvements)

- Execute roll-out, including training programs

- Travel to site, including offshore, if required to kick-off the project or to resolve difficulties

- Prepare lessons learned





• Coordinate the work and supervise tasks of Robotics Project Engineers.








  • Masters Degree in Mechatronic Engineering or Control and Automation Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years’ professional experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in applied robotics projects (including experience during or before university graduation)
  • Previous experience in corporative environment / large companies preferred - O&G industry experience preferred
  • Previous solid experience leading projects
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Advanced Microsoft Power Point, Excel and Word
  • Project management principles and tools Behaviours & inter-personal skills 



Key points 


  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, and self-directed.
  • Excellent relationship skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to be able to, for example, facilitate discussions about complex topics, write clear, concise documents for senior leaders, detailed technical reports, presentations and emails in English.
  • Highly analytical and process-driven, lead and support independent qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think strategically and analytically about balanced tradeoffs between technical challenges, resourcing constraints, financial benefits, and other competing priorities.
  • Mindset towards continuous improvement, high-quality deliveries, operational/sales impact, customer experience, relationship building.
  • Problem solving.