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Senior Integrity and Inspection Engineer (Offshore Operations) (Amsterdam)


We are looking to recruit a Senior Integrity and Inspection Engineer who will oversee all integrity, in-situ (internal) inspection aspects of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline (s). The role will be associated with organization, supervision and coordination of pipeline integrity related tasks. In essence, the role assumes technical organization of all preparatory work required for Turkstream offshore pipelines (internal) Inspections, maintenance activities. Offshore Inspection & Integrity Engineer is reporting to Head of Offshore Operation.


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.


  • Take part in day-to-day activities of Offshore Operations Team and be responsible for adequacy/supervision of correct handover of DFI Resume and Construction Databooks of the Turkstream offshore pipeline(s);
  • Take part in the Development of the Risk Based Inspection Plan, Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), pipeline operational pigging procedures, test report and proposal of the implementation of new additional test points and pipeline maintenance plan;
  • Take part in selection and co-ordination of inspection and maintenance contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and other relevant parties for safe operation of Turkstream pipelines ensuring identification of interfaces, timely delivery of documentation;
  • Take part in development and approval of operating philosophies, procedures, technical notes, manuals;
  • Development of internal inspection methods, internal inspections plans for the pipeline system and implemented in Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) with associated procedures and planning;
  • Define and manage preparation and execution inspections, maintenance and certification activities for offshore section of the Turkstream pipeline(s). Reports preparation, activities such as liaise with Vendor (suppliers), clarifications with client and sub-contractors as well as correspondence acting as client representative;
  • Perform detail engineering assessment of ILI findings, pipeline defects assessment (metal loss, anomalies, dents etc.);
  • Perform pipeline(s) static and dynamic stress analysis, fatigue analysis as per design codes (ASME B31.8);
  • Perform pipeline engineering calculations, pipeline expansion, walking buckling analysis of pipeline systems check as per relevant design codes, and pipe-soil interaction FEA and design report as per DNV-OS-F101 and DNV-RP-D101;
  • Perform inspection data checks;
  • Perform a preparation of technical reports, notes describing the engineering evaluation of the most severe curvature findings/features along the pipelines;
  • Perform ad hoc, or on as requested basis, site visits to provide technical support or assist in troubleshooting activities related to TurkStream pipelines during handover from construction to operation;
  • Participation in pre-commissioning, commissioning and take over into operation procedures for offshore pipelines, act as internal customer from the further operational point of view in coordination with Head of Offshore Operations, System Integration and Commissioning Team;
  • Ensure timely performance of deliverables by Department in charge;
  • Communicate regulatory updates to internal/external clients and parties associated with the Project;
  • Provide work scope-related technical support in co-ordination with other SSTTBV departments;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the above reporting line.


  • Technical University degree with major in engineering;
  • 15+ years of experience in pipeline design, construction and commissioning;
  • At least 5 years’ experience with offshore pipelines operations and maintenance;
  • Strong knowledge of modern offshore pipeline inspection and repair methods;
  • Be competent with major offshore pipeline codes & standards: DNV, API, ASME, ASTM, NACE;
  • Have solid experience in managing contractors, sub-contractors, vendors;
  • An in depth knowledge of entire pipeline (offshore section) project organization;
  • Experience of working in international and multicultural environment;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Turkish and Russian is an advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to deal tactfully and effectively with internal / external contacts at all levels;
  • High energy level, self-motivated with the highest degree of honesty and integrity;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Good organizational and time management / prioritization skills;
  • Ability to motivate, influence and train people;
  • Ability to develop and build relationships;
  • Must be stress and crisis resistant, reliable and highly flexible adjusting to current workload;
  • Willing to be flexible to travel to Turkey and Russia.


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 #138
Date posted: 05-09-2018

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