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Mechanical Engineer AGI (Operations Russian Side) (Amsterdam)


We are looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer AGI. In this role you will provide engineering expertise and leadership for Mechanical part of pre-commissioning, commissioning and operational activities. You will monitor Contractor’s activities and progress within his/her area of expertise. You will be responsible for the onshore facility at the Russian side of the Turkstream offshore pipeline related to the Mechanical equipment (pipelines, valves, PIG traps, separators, waterbath heaters, HIPPS, gas metering stations, etc.) and discipline. Therefore previous experience in pre-commissioning, commissioning and operation is mandatory, experience gained within the construction and operational phase would be considered as beneficial.



As a subsidiary of PAO Gazprom, South Stream Transport B.V. is responsible for the construction of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline.

The TurkStream Offshore Pipeline will start in Anapa, Russia, running over 900 kilometres through the Black Sea to the Turkish coast. The pipeline will help secure energy supplies to Turkey and South-Eastern Europe in a reliable and sustainable way. The Project will use state-of-the-art technology, materials and equipment, to safeguard the pipeline’s safe operation for many decades to come.


  • Organize and supervision of all pre-commissioning, commissioning and operational activities, including repair and maintenance activities of the mechanical part of the equipment executed by the Contractors;
  • Coordinate and supervision of Contractor’s engineering and design activities in their specific areas of control, verification and contractor supervision from the pre-commissioning, commissioning and operational point of view for the entire Project;
  • Ensure availability and completeness of the design of the mechanical equipment (technical specification, data sheets, etc.) in compliance with the requirements of the safety rules, standards and operational manuals;
  • Develop of instructions, regulations, manuals and procedures associated with the pre-commissioning, commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair, decommissioning and conservation of the mechanical equipment;
  • Interface with Company Partners, Contractors, Specialist Consultants and Vendors;
  • Liaise with HSSE, QA/QC, CPI teams and other project Teams;
  • Assure Mechanical equipment pre-commissioning deliverables in accordance with Project standards/specifications;
  • Prepare and approve in due course the requests (specifications) for supply of equipment, emergency stock, materials and spare parts for commissioning and operational needs, production needs, planned maintenance and capital repair;
  • Monitor ongoing construction activities;
  • Supervise the selection of potential pre-commissioning, commissioning, operational and maintenance contractors;
  • Perform technical documentation review;
  • Act as a technical focal point for Contractors with regard to pre-commissioning, commissioning and operational issues;
  • Coordinate and resolution of engineering issues within the Project;
  • Interface management across all Project phases with engineering contractors / design companies and partners with regard to engineering deliverables (vendors / engineering contractors).
  • Project risk management supervision in own discipline area;
  • Participate in the development of the specifications related to pre-commissioning/commissioning/operation related software;
  • Manage technology development studies.


  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • At least 10 years of work experience as a Mechanical Engineer in a large gas pipeline construction project and gas pipeline operator (onshore pipeline installation, gas plant construction, onshore gas facilities);
  • Good knowledge of the pre-commissioning, commissioning and operational activities for the mechanical equipment related to the gas transportation industry;
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Senior or lead engineer in international or joint venture companies, previous working experience in Russia would be desirable;
  • Experience with high-end technology, advanced domestic and abroad foreign experience in the operation of offshore gas transportation systems and main pipelines;
  • Knowledge of the following systems and equipment is required: Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), Computerised Maintenance Management System(CMMS), pipeline hydraulic simulation software (PPS), shutdown and control valves, valves instrumentation, HIIPPS, PIG traps, waterbath heaters, separators, gas metering stations;
  • Experience with Emergency response planning and Emergency communication chart during situations;
  • Experience with International, European, Russian and particularly PAO “Gazprom” norms and codes related to pre-commissioning, commissioning and operations of the mechanical equipment in a gas industry;
  • Knowledge of Offshore standard DET NORSKE VERITAS DNV-OS-F101 SUBMARINE PIPELINE SYSTEMS is mandatory as a main design code for the project;
  • Fluent in English and Russian language – both written and oral;
  • General computer proficiency and good knowledge of the following programs and applications: Word, Excel, and Power Point;
  • Team player, ready to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Good communication and leadership skills.


If you have any remaining questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy van der Vlist on +31 20 262 47 26.

If you are interested in this job opportunity we kindly ask you to complete the online application and submit your CV and motivation letter in English. Applications without a CV and motivation letter will not be considered.

Please note that Dutch working permit and residence permit is required.

Please be informed that we do not appreciate acquisition calls/emails from third party recruitment agencies.

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Job ID #158
Date posted: 06-02-2018

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