Be proactive & apply! ICSS Specialist opportunities in Portugal (local contract)

Req Id:  10861
Job Family:  Operations - Onshore Operations

Porto, PT, 4100-136


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.




This posting has for objective to give ourselves the chance to work together, in the short, medium, or long term. SBM Offshore's active leadership position on the market, combined with our People Development and Succession Planning activities, requires us to be ready to onboard and mobilize our future ICSS Specialists as soon as a new vacancy opens! 


  • You are considering a new challenge in a few weeks, months, or even years? If you match the requirements below, APPLY NOW!


Main responsibilities:


  • Primarily provide direction on all matters relating to computer control systems to operational line management, for the designated Region.
  • Provide direction on computer control systems to FSO / FPSO’s and Shore Bases, in particular Integrated Control and Safety Systems (ICSS) including Fire & Gas, Cause & Effect and Package Systems, as and when required.
  • Implement effective controls to ensure ICSS and other software are maintained and protected against uncontrolled modifications and cyber-attacks.
  • Provide assistance on all matters relating to control systems to Classification Societies, Clients and Vendors.
  • Provide input to new projects in the Region through review of design documents and specifications to ensure good operating practice and expertise is incorporated.
  • Undertake personnel assessments and identify training necessary in order to assure competence of the control system personnel offshore in accordance with Company’s established Competency requirements.  Take corrective actions wherever required.
  • Analyze and collaborate with Fleet HR with regards to the competency of all ICSS specialists offshore.
  • Coordinate the Management of Change requests including major upgrades, major repairs, and overhaul works, and supervise and direct execution of the work as necessary.
  • Take part in reliability studies and help establish maintenance philosophies related to the ICSS.
  • Provide support to the Digital Project developments.
  • Develop, maintain and manage the onshore data application systems such as Osisoft PI, Matrikon Alarm Manager and Control Performance Monitor.
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of the cyber-security systems and applications.
  • Provide technical assistance for the Root Cause Analysis related to ICSS failures and recommend remedial actions.
  • Travel to offshore sites when required.




  • MSc or BSc degree in control system and instrumentation technology or equivalent.
  • Experience in Oil and Gas industry (preferably in FPSOs).
  • Knowledge of PCS7 is mandatory.
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbally).
  • Knowledge of onshore data systems.
  • Functional Safety TUV (good to have).
  • Good practical knowledge of Management of Change for ICSS modifications and Risk Assessment (RA).
  • Computer literate in Microsoft packages and familiarity with software-based maintenance systems        
  • Ability to travel internationally (short term), including offshore.
  • Able to work autonomously and in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Must have a proactive approach in combination with a problem solving attitude.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work as a team member and communicate effectively with onshore and offshore staff at all levels.




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.