LNG Shift Manager, Liquefaction (Ref ID: 466,332)

Next Decade

Next Decade

United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 (RGLNG), 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. 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.


The Shift Manager, Liquefaction, is one of the critical roles in the production organization, with a primary responsibility to ensure safe, efficient start-up, shutdown, and operational activities of the Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions facility. This role will ensure that the personnel, processes, and procedures are in place and adequate to provide safe, sustainable and reliable plant operations. The Shift Manager Liquefaction must successfully communicate with the necessary team members, maintenance and other supporting groups.

As a key front-line leader at RGLNG, the Shift Manager, Liquefaction will interact directly with a large group of stakeholders from various asset disciplines (Maintenance, Engineers, HSSE, C&P), contractors, and vendors, necessitating the completion of leadership, HSSE, and soft skills-specific training.


  • Take pride and care when dealing with people, and your work. Know that every day, you have an impact on safety, your community and the environment.
  • Demonstrate a relentless commitment towards personal and process safety.
  • Drive knowledge sharing, mentoring, and coaching to accelerate overall team competence.
  • Develop a One-Team approach to support all other team members when and where possible.
  • Develop strong working relationships with stakeholders’, within and outside your team, to boost co-operation and a One-Team approach transcending into multi-disciplinary delivery.
  • Demonstrate a strong personal commitment to Diversity and Inclusion through collaboration across functional and cultural boundaries.
  • Display a strong positive attitude to manage and support change and improvement in our dynamic processes, ways of working and our overall performance as we evolve into a fully operating asset post Commissioning Start-up and Ramp-up (CSURU).
  • Manage the shift workforce, and other resources in a manner that meets the daily Safe operations, and performance in terms of timing, quality and quantity.
  • Manage an integrated operation involving a wide range of processing units including feed gas pipeline, gas pre-treatment, liquefaction, utilities, LNG storage and loading.
  • Ensure compliance with all RGLNG procedures and policies.
  • Contribute to operating procedures, safe work practices, continuous improvement and other relevant improvement initiatives by providing the input necessary to update them on a frequent basis.
  • Demonstrate effective safety leadership by participating in walkdowns and sharing observations with coworkers.
  • Responsible for performing the functions listed in the various Operation Management System elements, such as safe systems of work, operations production management, knowledge management, and Marine management, in accordance with approved processes.
  • Responsible for ensuring all safety, process safety, and quality events are reported in a timely manner.
  • Act as a coach and mentor to all shift operation team, and act proactively to fill any competence gap. Assist in development and execution of a training plan for each of their shift team members.
  • During the commissioning and start-up phase, actively support project activities such as P&ID punching, system completeness checks, punch close-out checks, cleaning activities (flushing, air blowing, blasting, degreasing), and reviewing pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures.
  • Support the development and utilize Digitization/IT initiatives that challenge industry norms and future proof the business.
  • As Incident Commander, respond to emergencies by leading the shift emergency team and following established protocols.
  • May require travelling for meetings and/or training.
  • Work rotating twelve (12) hour shift system, including night shift, weekends, and holidays required. With respect to the RGLNG fatigue management procedure, you may be required to work longer hours on occasion due to plant requirements such as commissioning, start-up/shutdown, and turnaround activities.
  • Will be required to work a Commissioning Roster during the commissioning phase of the Facility.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 10 years of expertise in LNG operations at a large-scale facility.
  • 5 years in a leadership role at a large LNG/gas processing facility.
  • Ability to get a Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC)
  • One Team – the position requires working well in a team environment, and able to work with a diverse workforce.
  • Skilled Knowledge of permit to work systems.
  • Skilled knowledge in providing constructive feedback for continuous development of the team.
  • Skilled in reporting, having the ability to gather, process and communicate all shift activities effectively, and in a timely manner.
  • Time Management – Managing one's own time and assist others in their time management where appropriate.
  • Effective Communications – Accurate, clear, concise, timely and effective communication is vital to this role.
  • Proficient in the use of Teams, and the entire Microsoft suite including excel, word, outlook required.
  • Strong knowledge in using the following software platforms: CMMS, DMS, LIMS.
  • Must be willing to be on call, work outside of normal business hours as required and handle emergency response responsibilities.
  • Adaptability to manage changes in work environment in regards adhering to updated deadlines or unexpected delays.
  • Computer literate including proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Process or Chemical Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in a large-scale facility utilizing APCI C3MR technology.

Work Environment & Physical Demands with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Operates in a complex construction environment.
  • Work is performed both in controlled room environment and in the field in sometimes challenging weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to wear all mandatory/necessary PPE equipment to perform job functions.
  • Ability to move throughout all areas of the facility, including being physically capable of traveling to a designed muster point during emergency situations.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate with others via radio, phone, and verbal methods.

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.

DOT Requirements: The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the company have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications. This position is subject to the Federal Pipelines Regulation; and is stipulated in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 40 that requires drug and alcohol testing and must meet the testing standards. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions as defined per Company policy.

NextDecade provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NextDecade complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.