Pipeline jobs

Are you looking to develop your pipeline career? Read on to find out more about the pipeline jobs market and how to find your perfect role.

How do professionals in pipeline jobs help the global economy?

Scientists and engineers are finding new ways to make our existing resources more efficient and affordable every day. By working on the front lines in a pipeline job, you will be doing work that helps fuel the world’s economy - powering the equipment that makes it possible to perform daily actions across the globe.

Pipeline jobs play a vital role in technical engineering industries, and also provide great rewards and career progression opportunities for talented individuals who choose to specialise in this field.

Here at Airswift, we help candidates looking for pipeline jobs find the perfect role for their skills and expertise.

What are the key responsibilities in a pipeline job?

Professionals working within pipeline roles typically have the following responsibilities, depending on their job role:

Pipeline technician:

  • Maintenance pigging 
  • Valve maintenance and lubrication 
  • Pipeline corrosion control
  • Control device monitoring 
  • Gauge pressure monitoring 

Pipeline operator:

  • Managing operations such as pigging, valve testing, inspections, surveys, flow assurance and corrosion control 
  • Working with operations teams and pipeline integrity managers to develop year-on-year activity plans
  • Ensuring projects are properly budgeted 
  • Ensuring activities are properly managed according to work control processes 
  • Providing technical support for more complex activities 
  • Routinely reporting on pipeline operations performance 

What qualifications and experience do I need to get an oil pipeline job? 

Most oil and natural gas companies will expect candidates to have a degree in engineering (preferably mechanical or civil engineering). You will also need to have significant experience in the oil and gas industry, such as working on field operations. 

What locations can I work in?

New jobs in the energy, process and infrastructure industries are created whenever and wherever local economic and geographical conditions are favourable. Examples include the discovery of untapped natural resources, or economic conditions that require new infrastructure. With a career opportunity from Airswift, you could work on projects in Alberta, Canada; offshore Venezuela; the US; and other locations around the world. 

The United States especially offers tremendous opportunities for career advancement.  The shale gas revolution is highly dependent on natural gas pipeline construction projects to distribute energy countrywide and abroad

If your new job requires you to move to a different country for work, we can help you with all the necessary arrangements to help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Find out more about our relocation services

How can Airswift help me find pipeline jobs?

If you choose Airswift to assist with your job search, you will be placed with an account manager who handles any of the complications that can arise from changing careers. 

With over 60 offices around the world in 57 different countries, our staff will help you with all of the needs and responsibilities you will face when applying for a pipeline job in the energy industry. 

Our contract and direct hire recruiters help top talent at every stage of the job search.

If you are looking for full time or temporary work, Airswift are one of the leading recruitment companies for pipeline roles.

If you are looking for opportunities worldwide, our international recruitment teams list all our top engineering jobs and other vacancies on our job board.

We work with a wide range of innovative companies including small and medium enterprises, EPCs and 100% of the energy supermajors.

Are you an employer looking for talent?

For employers, Airswift offers comprehensive HR services ranging from background checks and drug screens, to payroll work, contract negotiation and salary arbitration. This means we can take the burden of HR tasks off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on running your business.

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What other candidates say

  • “Individuals have gone the extra mile to ensure that my needs and concerns have been dealt with in a most professional manner. In my opinion, no company has conducted itself in a more professional manner than Airswift.”

  • “Whenever I had a question there was always someone there to answer it. My old company ‘forgot’ about me after I had started but, Airswift has always been there. I’m very pleased.”

  • “I have talked to several different agencies and none of them have been as great as Airswift!!”

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Previous pipeline positions we have filled

  • Pipeline Engineer
  • Pipeline Technical Assurance Lead 
  • Pipeline HES Supervisor 
  • Project Pipelines Engineer 
  • Senior Pipe Support Designer 
  • Subsea & Pipelines Quality Manager
  • Pipeline Commissioning Manager 
  • Document Controller - Pipelines 
  • Offshore Pipelay Engineer 
  • OPS Pipeline Compliance Coordinator 
  • Pipeline Supervisor 
  • Pipelines Field Commissioning Lead 
  • Pipeline Specialist 
  • Pipeline Operator 
  • Pipe Fitter 
  • Pipeline Coordinator 
  • Pipeline Inspector 
  • Pipeline Project Lead 
  • Pipeline Front End Representative 
  • Pipelines Planning and Reporting Engineer
  • Pipelines Construction Lead
  • Pipe Designer 
  • QC Pipe Welding Inspector 
  • Pipe Stress Engineer 
  • Pipeline Systems Engineer 
  • Head of Pipeline Projects 
  • Subsea Pipelines Engineer 
  • Pipeline Estimator 
  • Pipeline Operator 
  • Pipe Mill Inspector