Be proactive and apply! ICSS Engineer (Netherlands)

Req Id:  7181
Job Family:  Engineering - Instrumentation & Controls

Schiedam, NL, 3115JD


Our Vision.

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.


Our Profile.

We design, build, install and operate offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry. As a leading technology provider, we put our marine expertise at the service of a responsible energy transition by reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, while developing cleaner solutions for renewable energy sources. More than 7,000 SBMers worldwide are committed to sharing their experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come. Together, we are driving progress forward in a TRUE. BLUE. TRANSITION. 



Job description:

The SBM FPSOs and FLNGs are monitored, controlled and safeguarded by an Integrated Control and Safety System (which includes the Fire & Gas system).

By making use of reputable suppliers, standardized solutions and experienced integrators SBM is able to design, deliver and commission the ICSS in a short time and with a high quality. The work scope to achieve this is executed and managed from proposal to commissioning and start-up by the ICSS engineer (s) in the E&I department.


During the proposal / Concept / FEED Phase, the Instrumentation/ ICSS engineer shall:

  • Review client requirements
  • Participate in system selection
  • Prepare a system architecture
  • Prepare I/O estimates.
  • Ensure that the system is fully in line with the Regulatory regime, Classification requirements, SBM standards and Client requirements.


During the Basic / Detail Phase, the Instrumentation/ ICSS engineer shall:

  • Continuously consider cost, constructability, operability and maintainability.
  • Develop a project specific system design with all associated documentation.
  • Prepare Hierarchical Shutdown Levels Diagram, Cause & Effect Diagrams, Control & Safeguarding Philosophy, F&G Philosophy and F&G layouts.
  • Participate in Safety Reviews and Studies i.e. HAZOP, SIL assessment & verification.
  • Prepare ICSS RFQ and review vendor quotations and conclude vendor selection.
  • Act as package engineer and ensure that the system is delivered on time and within budget
  • Ensure package units are properly integrated and/or interfaced to the ICSS.
  • Conduct ICSS inspections and tests (e.g. Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test)
  • Ensure that the system is fully in line with the Regulatory regime, Classification requirements, SBM standards and Client requirements.


Job requirements:

  • MSC or BSC degree (TU/HTS), with at least 8 years’ experience in advanced ICSS systems in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Knowledge of international offshore codes and Equinor standards is preferred.
  • Experience with ICSS systems in the offshore oil & gas industry is an advantage.


Behaviors & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • A pro-active approach
  • Taking initiative
  • Problem solving and creative thinking
  • Professional communication in English (verbal and written)
  • Conversant with MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel
  • Team player, looking beyond discipline boundaries
  • Safety conscious.


By the end of 2024 the current SBM Schiedam office will move to Groot Handelsgebouw in the heart of Rotterdam city centre, one of the Netherlands’ largest multi-tenant business buildings. Extensive works will make this space into the perfect location to showcase SBM Offshore’s new Rotterdam presence and identity, with modern office space design and our SBM office branding.




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.