Project Controls Manager (Ref ID: 987)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024


NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) is a clean energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future. Leading innovation in greener LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, NextDecade is developing a 27 mtpa LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. NextDecade is also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy its proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit


This is a Project Control Manager position to ensure comprehensive project controls are implemented, including management of cost, schedule, scope change, and risk control. Helps ensure project, through reliable schedule and cost estimates, achieves business goals on time and to budget. The typical cost range of these projects is from $300 million to over $10 billion.


  • Manage activities of the project controls team to create and implement the appropriate project work processes, practices, and procedures.
  • Develop implement and manage effective project controls, including budget, cost, schedule, and progress tracking and forecasting.
  • Implement the project controls execution plan.
  • Manage risk assessment, including how risk pertains to project budget and schedule impacts.
  • Facilitate project risk management workshop and maintain risk register and ensure implementation of mitigation action.
  • Lead the change management process ensuring contractual requirements, cost and schedule are adhered to.
  • Prepare project status reports and presentations for senior management and stakeholders.
  • Identify and communicate to project manager issues that have the potential to materially affect ‎overall project performance.
  • Assist in the management of the Project Execution Plan, manage elements of project interfaces as associated with project controls, support project quality audits.
  • Identifies adverse trends based on project performance.
  • Prepares and analyzes Progress/Earned Value reports.
  • Perform site visits to support validation of construction progress.
  • Review EPC Contractor level 3 schedules (utilizing Primavera P6), identify negative trends, and perform critical path and variance analysis.
  • Support development and monthly updates of Owner’ Master Project Schedule (MPS).
  • Analyze potential change orders and its impacts on project schedule.
  • Review and analyze contractors’ monthly invoices.
  • Support Finance department for the development of Cash Flow curves.
  • Prepare formal presentation for cost management related topics.
  • Support bid evaluations.

Minimum education, experience, and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Accounting, Business Management or Finance.
  • 15+years of relevant experience on Major Oil/Gas/power/LNG projects and 5+ years specifically in the LNG industry
  • Risk management, earned value management, planning, scheduling, estimating, cost and schedule trending, cost and schedule change control, and claims.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and project controls principles and concepts.
  • Project management tools, i.e., planning (Primavera), cost management and risk management.
  • Lump-sum EPC contract management and execution.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving capabilities with ability to manage a broad spectrum of business activities and issues under stressful conditions.
  • Motivates to meet project objectives; promotes candid communication and teamwork within group and project.
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written, with fluency in English. Written skills shall include strong technical writing.
  • Ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques and their costs impacts.
  • Strong analytical skills, and advanced skills with spreadsheets, charts, and presentations.
  • Advanced user of MS Excel. Good understating of MS PowerPoint, and Word.


Initial assignment in Houston may need to move or frequent visit to project site


  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables. Excellent analytical skills.
  • Team player, good communication and reporting skills
  • Welcomes working in a fast paced challenging and diverse entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on type of personality
  • This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

*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.