Sustainability Specialist - Supply Chain ESG (S)

Req Id:  10703
Job Family:  Strategy & Sustainability

Schiedam, NL, 3115JD Amsterdam (Schiphol), NL, 118CL 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.


Job description:
In this role, you will report to the Group Sustainability Director with a functional reporting line into SBM Supply Chain. You will work together with SBM Offshore’s projects, operations, product lines and other disciplines within Global Resource Services (GRS).  This role is based in Schiedam, Porto or Amsterdam and involves occasional travel to other SBM locations.

Sustainability – including Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) - is a key topic for SBM Offshore; it contributes to the Company's vision to provide Safe, Sustainable and Affordable Energy. To drive targets and run projects, SBM Offshore leverages the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

As a Sustainability Specialist, you will actively contribute to this journey of embedding Sustainability at SBM Offshore. The role will provide a solid source for professional and personal development.

  • You are focused on positive impacts and minimization of adverse impacts in the supply chain – activities include:
    • Support to the due diligence activities for SBM Offshore’s projects, with a focus on Human Rights & Climate Change – and supporting the journey on resource use and circularity
    • Vendor qualification on ESG matters & engaging with them on the outcomes
    • Cross functional interaction with various functions/disciplines to embed SBM’s ESG targets into Supply Chain activities
    • Enhance ESG awareness within the Supply Chain community with workshops/awareness sessions as required by the business
    • Support the engagement with large suppliers who feed into SBM Offshore’s strategy development (materiality analysis)
    • Ownership of Supply Chain scope internal and external ESG audits as and when they are planned, including the Annual Report and SBM Offshore’s projects
  • You are key to the company’s net-zero transition – activities include:
    • Proposal of targets for decarbonization of materials purchased and shipped for SBM Offshore projects & the monitoring of performance against these targets
    • Vendor engagement – educating them on SBM’s targets and learning from them on their subsequent net-zero commitments
    • Identification of new materials, equipments and ways of working that could lead to a lower carbon footprint of SBM Offshores projects & operations
    • Feed & advise projects as part of project dashboarding and reporting
    • Engagement with appointed 3rd party consultants working with SBM Offshore to support emission Zero targets for Supply Chain scope
  • You are responsible for analyzing Sustainability standards, ratings and frameworks and impacts related to supply chain – activities include:
    • Translation of EU Directive for supply chain due diligence (CSDDD) into change action
    • Learning from and contribution to the global community, Sustainalytics and Chef de projet, using outcomes to define action for improvement
    • Proposal of supply chain targets using guidance from the EU sustainability reporting directive
    • Understanding of key project ESG standards, for instance the Worldbank Environment, Health, Security guidelines and IFC Performance Standards


Job requirements:

  • You have a relevant university degree, 3 to 5 years of relevant working experience and a proven track record in Sustainability.
  • Preferably, you have in-depth knowledge of HSSE and/or environmental and social aspects of sustainability, human rights, and sustainability-related initiatives and standards (e.g. GRI, EU directives).
  • You have experience with Supply Chain processes and activities.
  • Experience with and commitment to the energy sector are seen as advantages.
  • You will also need to have the following skills and experience:
    • Project management skills;
    • Excellent knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and good working knowledge of other MS Office software – e.g. Access and Projects;
    • Excellent English skills, both written and verbally.


Behaviors & inter-personal skills - Key points:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate to actions.
  • Working accurately and diligently.
  • You have the ability to work and communicate with stakeholders at different levels and to work in an international and multi-cultural setting, valuing diversity.




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.