Manager, Emergency Response & Security (Ref ID: 360)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future and leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, we are developing a 27 MTPA LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. We are also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy our proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world.

NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Serves as the primary security and emergency response leader for the RGLNG facility. Provides input, recommendations, guidance, and/or direction concerning security and emergency response issues. Manages the physical security functions to include the protection of physical assets and the securing of physical space. Responsible for the direction, oversight, and evaluation of in-house and contract security employees. Authorized and Responsible for intervention whenever conditions are identified that pose an immediate threat to life or health or pose a risk to property or equipment. Establishes and maintains an active liaison with emergency response and security representatives of local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations: and all other applicable emergency management authorities. The position will require work from Houston during early job phases before transitioning to Brownville, Texas prior to commissioning and startup.


Houston TX initially, with relocation to Brownsville TX upon project mobilization.


  • Develops, implements, and coordinates Emergency Management/Preparedness, Security, and Business Continuity Plans
  • Prepares, writes, updates, and reviews Emergency Response Plans (ERP), standard operating guidelines, and job aids for potential hazards (e.g., PHMSA ERP and public communication requirements) to support permitting, construction and operations
  • Lead (as subject matter expert) key internal customers and stakeholders on all ERP matters
  • Be the leader of the above and the primary point of contact with all regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders
  • SupportUSCG Facility Security Plan development and implementation in collaboration with relevant NextDecade staff and external stakeholders
  • Support NextDecade waterway permitting (and permit renewal efforts, e.g., USCG WSA, LOR) with the USCG, Pilot Organizations, Port bodies, other agencies, etc., in collaboration with relevant NextDecade staff
  • Document and maintain a comprehensive, tiered emergency response plan(s) for responding to abnormal situations and potential emergencies; integrate with individual site plans and external agencies as appropriate
  • Manage emergency training, drills and assessment evaluation
  • Develops and conducts emergency management training
  • Conduct and evaluate emergency management exercises and drills that test the protocols and procedures, resolving the efficiency and functionality of such plans
  • Performs duties as the Emergency Management and Incident Command System Duty Officer to include gathering and disseminating hazard threat information, responding to incident scenes to provide assistance, act as a liaison to agencies, and update Senior Leadership of response actions
  • Ensures operational readiness and assist in the activation of the Emergency Operation Center or other incident facilities when activated
  • Sustain partnerships with Local, County and State Divisions of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Maintain lists of all critical emergency contacts that the company may need in an emergency
  • Interpret National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, and/or contracted weather agencies' bulletins, watches, and warnings, and relay that information to Leadership
  • Assures operational capability by inventorying, inspecting, and testing response equipment, radios, supplies, vehicles, and facility systems
  • Manages security incidents ensuring swift resolution, minimal disruption, and identifying lessons to improve processes and responses continually.
  • Builds partnerships with internal stakeholders to enable their work and to maintain a secure work environment.
  • Prepares annual Security Assessment. Develops and Coordinates input and completion of annual Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • Identifies the need for, develops, reviews, and evaluates security related reports, surveys, and audits. Ensures security employees are adhering to security procedures through constant evaluation and frequent patrol of RGLNG property
  • Prepares security related reports and information for management as required


Minimum/preferred experience required for the position:

  • 10 years of experience in emergency response; 5 years of management/supervisory experience; LNG experience preferred

Minimum/preferred knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team, with demonstrable strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies
  • Proficiently schedules, coordinates, plans and monitors multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status
  • Fluent in English, Spanish fluency is a plus

Required/preferred education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent emergency response or military experience

*In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


  • Safety – We make safety a priority. Everything we do relies on the safety of our people and the communities around us.
  • Integrity – We do the right thing, and are open, ethical, and fair. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all that we do.
  • Honesty – We value truth and honesty in ourselves and others. We honor our commitments and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Respect – We listen, and respect people, the environment, and the communities in which we live and work.
  • Transparency – Transparency builds trust. We promote open communication with our people, our customers, and all our stakeholders.
  • Diversity – We value diversity of people and thought. It takes people with different strengths, ideas, and cultural backgrounds to make our company succeed.