Pipeline Engineer


About this job

  • Market: Industry
  • Branche: (Petro)Chemical
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Botlek Rotterdam

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, August 5, 2021

About this role

About this role

We're looking for an experienced Pipeline Engineer with design, construction, maintenance experience of onshore pipelines to join the European Pressure System team to provide technical and operational support for the European Pipeline network. The majority of the network (80%) is in the Netherlands, and Belgium with the remainder located in United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Israel.

The Position will cover three areas:


Initially a large part of the role will be to help develop and implement a formal Pipeline Integrity Management system, to meet the business and European Countries Legislation requirements. Taking the extensive suite of Procedures from the North America operations and developing a focused European Pipeline Management Integrity Management based upon Direct Assessments (ECDA).

Develop a program with suitable Mechanical Integrity and Maintenance tasks for European wide roll out, with requisite training package covering Roles and Responsibilities, and auditing existing systems/tasks (Deming cycle).

Operational Support

Providing support for the mechanical integrity and maintenance of the pipelines which will include:

  • Review of adverse inspection findings, undertaking Fitness for Service reviews and specifying / approving procedures for repairs and modifications to existing pipelines.
  • Providing support for Intelligent Assessments and defining Direct Assessment inspections based on risk and feedback from prior inspections and DCVG Data.
  • Supporting QRA / OPHR assessments of the Pipelines as required by standards or regulatory requirements.
  • Providing technical support to the Plant Manager/ Pipeline Manager for audits: internal, clients and regulatory authorities.
  • Providing advice and support to the local Country operations, including the training of local Technicians on Pipeline Technician responsibilities and skills.

Support New Build Pipeline Projects

The Pipeline Engineer would provide providing technical support during the Engineering phase of New Build projects and Modifications to existing pipelines, including submissions and/or presentations to third parties and regulatory authorities, review and approval of Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Developing routes for Business Development proposals, taking environmental, geological, existing infrastructure issues into account.



  • A minimum of 5 years of Pipeline and operational experience.
  • Engineering Degree
  • Mechanical background
  • Experience with Pipeline Management Systems eg DMC1
  • A strong understanding of Cathodic Protection principles
  • A strong understanding of pipeline mechanical design engineering principles
  • Experience of carrying out pipeline design calculations and assessments
  • Self-Starter able to work autonomously
  • Good social and communication skills and a teamplayer.
  • Being able to build and maintain good relationships with a wide variety of people including pipeline customers, authorities etc.
  • English language, ideally Dutch or another European language
  • Full driving licence



  • A two years assignment
  • A fulltime job (monday till friday)
  • Extensive travels to sites in the NEtherlands and Belgium (80%), France, UK, Spain, Poland and Israel
  • Based in Rotterdam (Botlek) or Gent (Belgium)

Join the Brunel Community

Join the Brunel Community

This client touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, we provide essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. They are also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. They develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Lotte van Duivenboden is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Lotte van Duivenboden
Brunel Netherlands Rotterdam
+31 10 266 6252