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Senior Operator Receiving Terminal (Kıyıköy)


We are hiring a Senior Operator to perform the operating control of the natural gas transportation process at our Receiving Terminal (RT) in Kıyıköy and to downstream operators in Turkey, and the transmission of dispatching information to the Central/Backup Control Room (CCR) of the South Stream Transport B.V. Mainly, you will be responsible for ensuring the uninterrupted gas supplying through RT’s objects. In this capacity, you will control the main equipment of RT (pipelines, control valves, PIG traps, separators, water bath heaters, HIPPS, gas metering stations, fuel gas treatment unit, captive power plant (CPP), piping etc.). Therefore, previous experience in operation is mandatory (gas pipeline dispatching control and operation experience would be an advantage). You will report to the Chief Operator.


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

The TurkStream Offshore Pipeline will start in Anapa, Russia, running over 900 kilometers 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.


  • Provide reliable, maximum efficient and economical operation regime of objects and optimize fuel gas consumption (water bath heaters, captive power plant, etc.); 
  • Identify the causes of disturbance of the operating regime and in development of measures to prevent them;
  • Perform under Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS);
  • Provide for localization and liquidation of the pipeline accidents;
  • Participate in commissioning of local control room and its equipment, including commissioning for SCADA and other process related systems;
  • Provide support for the system integration activities for RT, LFR and CCR;
  • Monitor gas flow and gas quality at the entry and exit points;
  • Have a deep knowledge of technical parameters and control of the equipment, including but not limited to shutdown and control valves, HIIPPS, PIG traps, gas heaters, separators, gas metering stations;
  • Have a full knowledge of Cause & Effect matrix of RT in order ensure the transportation process without an emergency and prevent shutdowns;
  • Control the maintenance, repair, inspection and other activities of external (outsourced) and internal (SSTTBV) personnel, incl. construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning;
  • Follow HSSE requirements and the guidelines; 
  • Perform the command of CCR for control of the main equipment in manual mode (control valves, PIG traps, separators, water bath heaters, gas metering stations, fuel gas treatment unit, captive power plant (CPP), piping etc.), if required;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Petroleum or Automation Engineering connected with a main gas transport is a must;
  • 10+ years of relevant main pipeline gas transportation experience in dispatching, operation, additional relevant pre-commissioning and commissioning experience in gas transportation system is an advantage;
  • Experience with International, European and Turkish norms and codes; Knowledge of Offshore standard DET NORSKE VERITAS DNV-OS-F101 SUBMARINE PIPELINE SYSTEMS is mandatory as a main design code for the project;
  • Competency in major relevant offshore pipeline codes and standards: DNV, API, ASME etc.;
  • Proficiency and understanding of SCADA functionality in pipeline system / gas transmission operations to overview pipeline hydraulics, facilities and operations;
  • Working knowledge and experience of evaluation and prevention of hydrate formation in the gas lines and dead legs to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of using pig tracking and compositional tracking modules; liquid content evaluation in the pipeline as function of gas flow rate and arrival pressure;  performance and operation of pipelines, valves and process modules (compressors, pumps, coolers, anti-surge valves, control valves etc.) to the required operational extent;
  • Previous experience working in international and multicultural environment as a plus;
  • Fluent in Russian, English and Turkish;
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Stress and crisis resistant, reliable and highly flexible adjusting to current workload;
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment;
  • Team-player; keen to work in multicultural contexts.


If you have any remaining questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact Esin Algan Kürkcü on +90 212 900 8328. 

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

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Job ID #199
Date posted: 18-02-2019

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