Mechanical design internship

Req Id:  10381
Job Family:  Trainees

Monaco, MC

SBM Offshore believes the oceans will provide the world with safe, sustainable and affordable energy for generations to come. We share our experience to make it happen. With two thirds of the world’s cities near a shoreline, the oceans contain the key to our energy future. Knowing how to harness the energy in and below the world’s waters is what positions SBM Offshore as a company with an important role to play in the global energy development. From today’s oil and gas to tomorrow’s wind and wave, we are uniquely positioned to facilitate the energy transition.


The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry over the full lifecycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems, with multiple units currently in operation. For more informations, visit our website


The firm operates from five main execution centres: the global headquarters in Schiedam, Monaco, Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Brazil. The company employs over 8,000 individuals worldwide. The Mechanical Design Department in Monaco is responsible of the design, validation, manufacturing and testing of Swivel and Manufactured Parts (swivels and supports bogies, chain connectors, drive systems, skid tools…).

Our design activities are done with the 3Dexperience Platform. And in order to ensure the numerical continuity between the CAD and the CAE, we changed the FEA software. In fact, Dassault Systems developed a smart solution between Catia V6 and ABAQUS CAE in order to keep a link between the CAD and the simulation. This investissment has as objective to improve the productivity by avoiding to repeat the whole numerical modelization when the CAD changes for example. Thus, when the designer modify the CAD, the CAE engineer has just to update the FE model and run it before updating the calculation report.


The transition between Ansys and Abaqus started in 2020 and for that, a trainee transfers some of Ansys FE models to Abaqus ones. The next steps in the Abaqus deployment are:

- Testing and validation of the connection between the CAD and the CAE.

- Finalization of the transfert from Ansys to Abaqus – consolidation in official reports

- Implementation of FEA methodologies and guidelines in order to obain reliable and robust results.


We are looking for a curious, rigorous and tenacious student (final year of engineer studies), very comfortable with FE methods and softwares. Start of internship: February/March 2023 Duration: 6 months