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Naval Architecture Engineer

Company name
SBM Offshore

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Architecture, Engineering

Date Last Verified
Nov 06,2019

Posted on
Nov 05,2019

Valid Through
Feb 18,2020

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Have you ever wanted to work for a world leader in their industry?SBM Offshore is an integrated EPCI provider of floating production solutions for the deepwater oil and gas industry. SBM Offshore owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of FPSOs, which recently achieved more than 1 million barrels of oil per day throughput. SBM Off shore’s global footprint includes worldwide Execution Centers.We are proud of our technological innovation, and are a market leader in R&D and technology development. Some of SBM Off shore’s products include CALM Buoy’s, Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units, Semisubmersibles, Tension Leg Platforms and Turret Mooring Systems.Careers at SBM Offshore offer our employees:Unique opportunities to participate in the full life-cycle of projects and operations from engineering through construction and installation and throughout production operationsExperience with a leader in Deepwater floating production and mooring systems, in production, operations and in terminals and servicesOpportunities for roles in Execution Centers, in our construction yards and with our specialized offshore installation vesselsA company philosophy of exposing talented individuals to all parts of the business, which provides opportunities to expand their personal tool kitsSBM Offshore is currently recruiting for a contract Naval Architecture Engineer.ROLE PURPOSEThe Naval Architecture Engineer utilizes discipline knowledge of Living Quarters, hull layout, hull structure, stability and weights to design a hull that provides a safe and stable platform for personnel and topside equipment. As a Naval Architecture Engineer you ensure the design meets project and client requirements, as well as international codes, Company specifications and industry standards and regulations. You may be assigned as a Package Engineer with technical responsibility for the design, procurement and manufacture of the Package. The Naval Architecture Engineer must work with Engineers and Designers both within and outside the discipline to deliver a safe, operable, functional and efficient design that meets project requirements.*The Naval Architecture Engineer may act as Discipline Lead for assigned projects.ROLE CONTRIBUTIONIn order that assigned activities are completed successfully YOU ARE TO:1.1. Understand, plan and deliver assigned tasks with accuracy within agreed time frame1.2. Identify areas requiring more detailed instructions and clarify understanding/expectation as necessary with Discipline Lead; ensure no surprises1.3. Develop engineering documents in a manner that the design intent can be interpreted correctly1.4. Complete tasks in compliance with applicable engineering codes, industry standards/regulations and work procedures1.5. Proactively interface with Discipline Lead and peers for resolving issues, sharing information and progress1.6 Seek clarification or guidance as soon as difficulties arise; recommend alternative solutions1.7 Perform thorough self-check of all deliverables prior to submission for review /approval1.8 Properly plan work to allow adequate time for documents to be thoroughly checked to ensure accuracyThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Performance Feedback from Discipline LeadsTimeline and accuracy in completing tasksIn order to achieve effective interface management YOU ARE TO:2.1. Understand how assigned tasks will affect all disciplines and stakeholders; provide timely and accurate input to other disciplines in support of their design requirements in meeting deadlines2.2. Proactively provide Discipline Lead with status updates, highlight concerns as they arise, and prioritize assigned activities to meet key milestones2.3. Network with stakeholders to serve as a source of support in executing project deliverables; ensure proactive two-way communication2.4. Produce consistent/organized documents in a well-structured format to clearly convey required information2.5 Coordinate with vendors, subcontractors, third party consultants, etc. to ensure timely review of documents and that comments are made with required quality level2.6 Provide timely and accurate input to other disciplines in support of their design requirements and project deliverablesThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Demonstrated effective interfaces within and across-disciplinesTimely closure of interface issuesIn order to contribute to the success of managing changes YOU ARE TO:3.1. Raise awareness of issues timely to the Discipline Lead; understand the change impact within and across Disciplines and identify the stakeholders to be engaged3.2. Respectfully challenge proposed changes that significantly impact project deliverables to ensure the best option is taken as the way forward3.3 Prioritize activities to effectively manage conflicting deadlines to meet key milestones and deliverables3.4. Ensure changes are conveyed through the established channels of communication to minimize the impact to deliverables and project3.5. Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in implementing changes3.6. Ensure Management of Change (MOC) procedures are used to promote positive impact to the projectThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Resolution of design changes within budget and agreed timelineDemonstrated understanding of the change impactTo ensure quality of engineering deliverables YOU ARE TO:                4.1 Be self-motivated to improve technical competencies for current and future work assigned industry developments                4.3 Ensure activities are completed with consistency and in compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations                4.4 Apply and capture applicable lessons learned in the execution of activities to enable information sharing, increase project efficiencies, and support/develop best practices                4.5 Ensure work is organized and documented in a manner to support the intent of design for easy understanding by othersEnsure proper level of checks for all deliverables prior to submission; avoid cutting cornersThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Demonstrated quality of deliverablesZero design changes that compromise safety and qualityCost of Non-Quality*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order that the Project is properly planned YOU ARE TO:5.1. Take ownership to define and develop Discipline scope by understanding and evaluating the project requirements5.2. Identify dependencies and obtain alignment with project stakeholders to ensure safety and quality are not sacrificed in the effort to meet the project schedule5.3. Collaborate with the Discipline Manager/Engineering Project Manager to accurately forecast man-hours, resource needs, and completion date for deliverables5.4. Set team expectations for quality standards and enforce safety requirements to meet project needs, corporate standards, and industry regulationsThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Productivity = Man-hours earned/man-hour spendDemonstrated understanding of Discipline design impact on other DisciplinesCost of Non-Quality*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order to effectively lead an engineering team YOU ARE TO:6.1. Understand project requirements and appropriately assign tasks to team members6.2. Ensure each team member understands his/her role and responsibilities6.3. Provide coaching and guidance as needed to team members; partner with Discipline Manager for mentoring staff as needed6.4. Proactively address any performance issues and partner with Discipline Manager to continuously improve team performance6.5. Promote a positive work environment to keep a high level of employee engagement (e.g. by providing timely feedback to team, supporting staff in development needs)6.6. Ensure previous lessons learned are incorporated into the project to minimize the impact of expected or unforeseen changes; capture new lessons learned and share with Engineering Project Manager and Discipline Manager for future projectsThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Stakeholder feedback on team leadershipIssuance of deliverables within the agreed time frameEvidence of support on staff improvement/development*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order to achieve effective interface management and ensure changes are managed YOU ARE TO:7.1. Ensure proper communication with internal/external Clients to ensure all parties are promptly informed of project developments7.2. Proactively track areas likely to change to reduce the “surprise” element, added costs and delays to project7.3. Document all deviations from agreed scope and budget hours to accurately adjust man hour forecast and project completion date for related changes7.4. Understand and monitor all interfaces with Class Society and Clients to ensure requirements are properly addressed and relevant documents are reviewed timely7.5. Manage the interfaces with Vendor, Subcontractors and third party consultants and ensure relevant documents are reviewed timely and thoroughlyThe measure of your effectiveness in this will be:Demonstrated effective interfaces within and across-disciplinesTimely closure of interface issuesREQUIRED EXPERIENCE:University Graduate Engineer Degree8 years relevant experience.Excellent technical know-how and overview throughout his discipline.Typically at least 5 years relevant experience for BSc or equivalent level of education.Weight Control experienceWorking with ABS Offshore or MODU rulesExperience performing stability calculations and loading conditionsLOCATION:Headquartered in West Houston’s Energy Corridor, the Houston Execution Center of SBM Offshore offers a 4-1/2 day workweek and a congenial work environment. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.The SBM Offshore Group is proud to be a EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. 

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