Lead, SAP Maintenance Systems (Ref ID: 501)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Brownsville, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 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 wholly owned 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.


The Lead, Maintenance Systems will lead the full cycle implementation and execution of the SAP Plant Maintenance processes for the NextDecade Operations Team. This role will ensure all aspects of the CMMS functionality include the PM dependencies and integrations with other software systems and will be the Next Decade SAP PM, and other CMMS integrated systems Expert, most knowledgeable of the SAP PM construct, standard processes, and how to effectively utilize the system to drive consistent business results.


  • Lead full life cycle implementation of SAP PM, from business requirements, by gathering relevant data and conducting business workshops, blueprinting, design, configuration, testing, data loading, go-live, training, and post go-live support.
  • Represent the operations team in the implementation of SAP-PM at NextDecade
  • Lead the process to gather business requirements to ensure a robust SAP PM and associated Plant Maintenance applications implementation and on-going business value
  • Transform detailed requirements into complete detailed systems design documents and implement them in SAP.
  • Provide advisory services for implementation activities
  • Lead the SAP PM training and development program to build SAP PM proficiency and develop training materials for end-users
  • Provide thought leadership on new and emerging SAP technologies and the alignment to Next Decades strategic and near-term roadmaps and plans
  • Manage, prioritize and deliver all maintenance and enhancement change requests
  • Participate in solution reviews and walk-throughs to communicate systems designs and validate proposed solutions
  • Ensure compliance with the SAP PM business process requirements, which will align with the best maintenance and reliability practices.
  • Develop and lead SAP PM Audit capabilities to continually assess SAP PM process, technology, or proficiency gaps and design solutions to improve performance
  • Manage and lead all configuration efforts on PM Master data, PM Material, Assembly, Asset hierarchy, Serial Number, BOM, Maintenance Task List, Measuring Point, Counters, PM Work centers, Work Management processes, and Maintenance plans.
  • Provide expertise to support SAP MM and PM data analysis, reporting, and continuous improvement of the SAP MM and PM system and associated interfaces required to increase business value.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in math, computer science, engineering, or related discipline with an information technology focus, or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years LNG experience
  • 8+ years of SAP/4HANA PM program experience with demonstrated business knowledge of MM FICO, QM, PP, and PS required
  • 1+ full life cycle SAP PM implementations
  • Business and IT experience within relation to implementing and operating a CMMS
  • Experience designing and implementing CMMS training documentation
  • Data Analytics (Power BI, SAP applications, or equivalent)
  • SAP PM UI/UX design or specification requirements gathering


  • 1+ greenfield LNG export plant CMMS implementation
  • 5+ Years of SAP PM experience as a SAP Consultant or Corporate SAP PM Expert or equivalent CMMS
  • SAP Plant Maintenance (S/4 HANA) certification
  • Understanding of RCM and FMECA methodologies


  • Thorough understanding of all LNG Operations business processes and the multiple SAP modules that support these
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate project goals and objectives, project status and deliverables with senior executives
  • Self-directed and self-governing focus; can operate as a leading guide
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of problem-solving complex business and technical problems with SAP /4HANA PM
  • Have solid mechanical and electrical equipment knowledge
  • Have a solid knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, and repair
  • Must understand Asset Management, its various components and organization
  • Must understand condition monitoring principles, tools, and application
  • Ability to communicate/teach SAP /4HANA PM best practices and changes to the system or supporting applications
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and CMMS data interrogation

Work Environment

  • Must be able to wear all necessary PPE equipment to perform job functions.
  • Operates in a complex construction environment.
  • Exposure to indoor and outdoor weather conditions.
  • Not necessarily protected from weather and temperature changes. Possible exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions.
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts and electrical circuits.
  • Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds of a pitch level sufficient to cause marked distraction.
  • Routinely uses standard office and field communications equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers w/scanner and fax, and radios.

Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to drive to other Company work locations as required.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas of the facility, including being physically capable of traveling to a designed muster point during emergency situations.
  • Stand and/or sit continuously and perform job functions for a full shift.
  • The incumbent is required to have fully mechanical motion and usage of all extremities.
  • Physically able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle, and lift items weighing up to 20 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate with others via radio, phone, and verbal methods.
  • May be required to enter confined spaces.
  • May be required to work at elevated heights and access elevated structures without assistance.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

*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.


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