Candidate Pool : Commissioning Managers (expats contracts - multiple locations)

Req Id:  5103
Job Family:  Construction

Qingdao, CN, 266000 Singapore, SG, 629350 Zhuhai, GD, CN, 519050 Nantong, CN, 226114 Tianjin, CN, 300450 Georgetown, GY Fos-sur-mer, FR, 13270 Qidong, CN, 226259 Penglai, CN, 265622 Stord, NO, 5411 Shanghai, CN, 200137


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.



  • To be in charge of the Business Unit activities related to Commissioning.




  • Manage (i.e. organize, schedule, and supervise) all office-based Commissioning personnel and additionally coordinate and supervise the activities of the on-site Commissioning personnel assigned to the project.

  • Select and recruit, in coordination with the Human Resources Department the relevant Commissioning site personnel.

  • Ensure that the relevant QA and HSE procedures are understood, in place, and enforced by all Commissioning personnel.

  • Responsible for the Quality and Safety performance of all personnel working in the Commissioning Department.

  • Assist Construction and Commissioning Division Manager in preparing the budget pertaining to the Commissioning Department.

  • Conduct the ‘End of Year’ performance evaluations of the Commissioning Department Personnel.

  • Cover all administrative aspects relative to the Commissioning Department, + Ascertain the needs for training and development of the Commissioning personnel and to organize with the Training Department.

  • Participate in the review, development and update of the GEMS, Departmental Working Instructions and Job Descriptions pertaining to Commissioning Department

  • Ensure that relevant support is provided during the bidding phase to the Estimating Department for Commissioning related matters

  • Provide to the PMT the required support for the timely and effective execution of the Commissioning related activities

  • Participate in the Project handover between Sales and the Project Office

  • Assist Project Managers at defining the Commissioning Execution Philosophy and associated staffing of each project with the support of the Group Commissioning Manager.

  • Ensure that the correct level of Commissioning support is present in the office during the Engineering phase of the project.

  • Ensure that the commissioning requirements are fully covered and clear. Participate, if required, in the elaboration of procedures, and ensure they are well understood by the Site Team.

  • Ensure proper preparation of Commissioning DataBase population and Commissioning deliverables as per Project Schedule.

  • Manage the Commissioning team supporting the above activities. Able to identify when changes in engineering are impacting the Completion scope and quantify change. And monitor the progress of the Completion team.

  • Support the PMT regarding EPC schedule input, EPC schedule criticality analysis, Interfaces, in particular Yard or Offshore Subcontractors interfaces, and SBM Construction and Commissioning supervision Site Teams interfaces.

  • Monitor Commissioning activities on-site monitor ITR’s closeout progress, associated Punch List Clearance, OTPs execution, and Systems Handover progress,

  • Be located or visit on a regular basis construction sites during the Construction/Commissioning phase, at SBM discretion to monitor the performance of the Completion Team and ensure planned Commissioning/Commissioning activities as performed as per Project milestones

  • Provide occasional coverage in Construction Yards or on Offshore Facilities (e.g. cover for Site based personnel during leave or during critical activities).\

  • Handle personally when dictated by particular technical difficulties or particular risks, the necessary aspects of the Commissioning or Commissioning activities normally handled by the Commissioning Team.




  • Education: University degree in Engineering or Materials Science in Mechanical, Process, Electrical or Instrumentation disciplines.
  • Experience: A minimum of 15 years experience in Commissioning in the Oil and Gas Industry-related projects, with particular emphasis on FPSO’s and should have significant experience as a Project Commissioning Manager.
  • Specific Competencies (knowledge or know-how) which are a key factor for the position:
    • Good communication, planning, and organization skills
    • Be reactive and able to take initiatives to find creative and quality solutions to problems
    • Able to take ownership and make timely decisions even in difficult situations and changing context
    • Availability to travel per project-specific needs (25+% of time)
    • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must and other languages is a plus.




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 unrivaled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation, and life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry. For further information, please visit our website at The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V., directly and indirectly, owns investments are separate entities.