Technical Dispatcher

The Netherlands
Negotiable salary + full package that includes relocation
13 May 2019
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Business

We are building up our Operations Department and are looking to recruit a Technical Dispatcher. This is a critical function within the Operations Department delivering for of one of the largest offshore pipeline projects through Eastern Europe.


  • Manage pipeline system taking into account system restrictions;
  • Be responsible of the gas flow at the entry and exit points;
  • Manage Nomination and allocation process of commercial dispatching;
  • Control of the equipment situated at RT and LFR, Central/ Backup Control rooms;
  • Predict and mitigate the effect of all emergency or abnormal situations with a help of the Pipeline Performance System (PPS)
  • Control and approve activities related to the maintenance of LFR and RT locations;
  • Work in the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in accordance with appointed tasks;


  • Having a deep knowledge of technical parameters and operations of the equipment located at LFR and RT, including but not limited to shutdown and control valves, valves instrumentation, HIIPPS, PIG traps, waterbath heaters, seperators, gas metering stations;
  • Have a full knowledge of Cause & Effect matrix of RT and LFR in order ensure the transportation process without an emergency and process shutdowns;
  • Approve permits to work, work plans and procedures for the works in accordance with the area of responsibility;
  • Ensure the safety of employees working on the control systems by creating a safe work environment, and monitoring safe work and security procedures;
  • Control the maintenance, repair, inspection and other activities of external (outsourced) and internal (SSTTBV) landfall personnel, incl. construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning;
  • Perform all kind of relevant reports on a daily, hourly, etc. basis or ad hoc basis;
  • Manage all the actions of the operations personnel at the LFR and RT, especially in the emergencies;
  • Communicate with upstream and downstream dispatching centres, dispatching centres of the shippers, Central Operation Dispatching Department (Gazprom) (in case of need);
  • Perform administrative duties such as preparing daily reports and procedural updates, performance reporting and operational efficiencies;
  • Actively aid in the training and mentoring of new staff;
  • Team-playing attitude; keen to work in multicultural contexts;
  • Proactively take part in realization and usage of the latest in software technology and sophisticated computer technology to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the pipelines and terminals;
  • Keen to perform office works (ITT support, detailed engineering review);
  • Perform other related duties as assigned;


  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Automation Engineering Degree connected with a main gas transport is a must;
  • 8+ years of relevant gas transportation experience in dispatching, operation, additional relevant construction and commissioning experience in gas transportation system is advantage;
  • Advanced proficiency of the dynamic processes with relevant modelling and calculations;
  • Experience with International, European, Gazprom/Turkish norms and codes related to pre-commissioning, commissioning and operations of the gas main pipelines;
  • Knowledge of Offshore standard DET NORSKE VERITAS DNV-OS-F101 SUBMARINE PIPELINE SYSTEMS is mandatory as a main design code for the project;
  • Proficiency and understanding of SCADA functionality in pipeline system / Gas transmission operations to overview pipeline hydraulics, facilities and operations;
  • Working knowledge / experience of evaluation and prevention of hydrate formation in the gas lines and deadlegs to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge / experience of temperature control / fluid analysis and flow induced vibrations analysis to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge / understanding of pipeline maintenance processes to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge / understanding of using pig tracking and compositional tracking modules to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge / understanding of liquid content evaluation in the pipeline as function of gas flow rate and arrival pressure to the required operational extent;
  • Working knowledge / understanding of the performance and operation of pipelines, deadlegs, valves and process modules (compressors, pumps, coolers, anti-surge valves etc.) to the required operational extent;
  • Be competent with major relevant offshore pipeline codes and standards: DNV, API, ASME etc;
  • Previous experience working in international and multicultural environment as a plus;
  • Fluent in English and Russian or Turkish – both written and oral;
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must be stress and crisis resistant, reliable and highly flexible adjusting to current workload.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager Ivan Robles.

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