Be proactive and apply! Process Engineer (Netherlands)

Req Id:  6981
Job Family:  Engineering - Process

Schiedam, NL, 3115JD


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 oftomorrow. 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.


Job description

In the role of Process Engineer you will be assigned to one of our challenging FPSO projects. Together with more senior process engineers, you contribute to the process design of the facility’s production and utility systems. You utilize your knowledge of process technology, engineering methods and application of engineering standards and procedures to complete your work, ensuring that the process design is properly translated into Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, Datasheets and other documents. Meanwhile you develop yourself further as a professional in the field of process engineering. As you are curious and like to learn, you like to stay abreast with the current and latest technology developments and industry engineering standards.
Furthermore you will:

  • Contribute to define to the overall process scheme in the most efficient and cost effective manner to meet Client specifications and project/commercial constraints;
  • Develop concepts, determine impact on overall design (Cost, Schedule, Process Control, Process Safety, Equipment Selection, Layout, Materials etc.) and perform debottlenecking studies;
  • Setup process simulation models (using UniSim or Hysys software);
  • Perform equipment sizing and hydraulic line sizing calculations;
  • Ensure that required Process Safety design principles are incorporated in the design;
  • Provide input to Operating and Maintenance manuals;
  • Provide process input to other engineering disciplines;
  • Provide assistance to construction, offshore commissioning and start-up of an FPSO project;
  • Ensure compliance with SBM Group Technical Standards, Group Engineering Standards, corporate processes and engineering work instructions as well as maintaining the quality of the deliverables and achievement of process discipline objectives.


Job requirements

We are looking for candidates with a few years of relevant process engineering experience and a relevant technical university degree or higher educational level in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. You are highly interested in our business and looking for an opportunity to develop yourself further in process engineering and project execution skills.

You have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant Process Engineering experience in Oil & Gas production facilities;
  • Process simulation (using UniSim or Hysys software);
  • Familiar with relevant international standards applicable to hydrocarbon processing industry, such as API, ISO, ASME, IEC, etc;
  • Familiar with design review methods, such as HAZID and HAZOP.


Behaviors & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • You take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm;
  • You are analytical and like complexity;
  • Good knowledge of the English language in verbal and written communication;
  • You like working in a team;
  • A pro-active approach and not afraid to take initiative;
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language in verbal and written communication.



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 unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry.  As of December 31, 2018, Group companies employ approximately 4,350 people worldwide, including circa 650 contractors, which are spread over offices in key markets, operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. Group Companies employ a further 400 people, working for the joint ventures with two construction yards. 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.