Be proactive & apply! EX Inspector opportunities in China (local contract)

Req Id:  5005
Job Family:  Construction

Shanghai, CN, 200041


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.



  • Adhere to the Group Electrical Safety Guidelines ES49985 TEZ49001
  • Responsible for IEC60079-14& 17 installation and inspection compliance of the entire Electrical Installation under the guidance of the Ex Superintendent or Package Manager during Construction and Commissioning phase of the project or package.
  • Responsible for inspection and verification of the Ex register and Ex Certificates against Project BN/BM documentation.
  • Provide Ex installation surveillance during installation of Ex certified equipment ensuring Ex equipment is installed “Right First Time”.
  • Follow the Project Ex integrity Assurance plan verifying compliance with IEC60079
  • Check and verify Electrical Construction Ex Inspection and Test Records (EITRs) are completed correctly and any faults are recorded and fixed as per the IEC60079 requirement.
  • Liaise with the Group Electrical Safety Manager for Electrical Safety concerns / queries / issues.



Project Electrical Competency

  • Assist the Ex Superintendent / Package Manager with building of the Ex Register and installed Ex equipment
  • Provide surveillance training and guidance to Ex Installation personnel to ensure that IEC60079 is not compromised.


Project Ex Integrity Assurance – “Right First Time” -

  • Provide support to the Ex Superintendent / Package Manager ensuring that the Project Ex Integrity Assurance plan is followed.
  • Responsible for the inspection and verification of the Installation and final Ex inspection following commissioning of Electrical systems ensuring compliance with IEC60079
  • Completion of EITR’s
  • Liaise with the completions group and participate in final completion check out and approval of inspection and Test Records (ITRs).
  • Where “Right First Time” installation is not achieved, record reasons for non-compliance on EITR028A and B. EITRs cannot be closed until punch list is completed.
  • Assist in preparation of EITR028Ex punch list and assist in verification of items completed.




Electrical Technician having completed Electrical Apprenticeship to at least ONC / HNC, or NVQ Level 3 or recognised equivalent in Electrical Installation & Maintenance Engineering. Has Completed CompEx training and is qualified for at least 3 years and can demonstrate previous Ex

Inspection Experience. Excellent written and spoken English. Other relevant languages are also desirable.

  • 3 years proven Ex supervisory experience
  • Excellent practical knowledge of Permit to Work, Electrical Isolation procedures and Risk Assessment.
  • Mandatory CompEx Hazardous Areas IEC60079-14 & 17 training must be completed and valid certificate (Ex01-Ex04)
  • Previous FPSO Experience is desired but not essential.



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.

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.