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Structural Hull - Senior Structural Engineer (S)

Req Id:  3209
Job Family:  Engineering - Structural

Schiedam Office, NL

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Department information

The structural discipline consists of Structural Topside engineers and Structural Hull engineers. The Structural discipline provides Structural Engineering to the Group Product Lines, which contains studies, proposals, technology development, Pre-FEED projects, FEED projects and EPCI projects. The Structural Hull Engineer within SBM is responsible for:

  • Strength verifications of tanker conversions and new build hulls of FPSO and FLNG projects.
  • Structural and naval design of tanker conversions and new build hulls of FPSO and FLNG projects.
  • Support to the Technology Development department for FPSO,- FLNG,- and Renewable product lines in bringing new products and technology to the market.
  • Support to the vessel acquisition department in the selection of donor tankers for conversion to FPSO or FLNG.
  • Coordination and execution 3D drawings of hull structure and marine equipment of the FPSO.
  • Offshore inspection of tankers and yard support during conversion & new build projects.


Currently we are looking for a Senior Structural Hull Engineer to reinforce the Structural discipline.


Job description

In your role of Senior Structural Hull Engineer you are responsible for the structural analysis and design of offshore floating structures. Your also contribute is to ensure that knowledge and expertise is maintained and expanded to deliver high-quality and cost-effective designs of SBM products.


You may also lead the Structural Hull team. The team consists of structural hull engineers and structural hull designers. You and your team will be responsible to provide structural analysis, 3D modelling, construction drawings and construction support for offshore units. You will be interfacing with clients, project management, other disciplines, procurement, construction, classification bureau's and subcontractors.


Job requirements

SBM Schiedam is looking for candidates who have an MSc or BSc degree or equivalent (i.e. Professional Certification) in Offshore Structures / Naval Architecture with the specialism of structural analysis of floating structures. You have approximately 7 years of relevant working experience in the field of floating structural design, with some experience in a leading role.


Furthermore you have:

  • Strong management and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of floating structure design process, from the conceptual phase to the construction phase.
  • Good experience and technical knowledge of structural analysis of global and local hull structures.
  • Familiar with rules of classification societies (i.e. ABS, DNV GL, BV and Lloyds).
  • Familiar with VBA programming in Excel and interested in code development.
  • Experience in Engineering & Design of floating units in the Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Knowledge of structural interfaces with related disciplines i.e. mooring structure integrations, topside Integrations and other equipment integrations.
  • Experience with finite element software FEMAP
  • Professional communication in English (verbal and written)




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 www.sbmoffshore.com. The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities.