Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management, LNG
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager - LNG to work out of the Houston, Texas location with extensive experience in technology, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance expertise across the LNG asset life-cycle.

**Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship form Wood is required.

  • Development of operations and maintenance philosophies, plans, and procedures for LNG facilities for commissioning, start-up, and operations
  • Development of a functional operations organization, including recruitment planning
  • Operations training in the classroom, Operations Training Simulation, and in the field
  • Operations readiness leadership
  • Boots on the ground LNG operations experience to achieve steady-state operations
  • LNG plant troubleshooting/process monitoring
  • Production optimization and debottlenecking studies and software
  • Be familiar with all Customer HSE policies and procedures and demonstrate leadership in HSE through engagement and promoting a culture of safety and well-being.
  • Seek and provide value-added services that are aligned with the Customer's needs and increase the overall annual value of the contract
  • Provide leadership for integrated multi-disciplinary and cross-office teams to supply services in accordance with contract scopes of work
  • Support Business Development and ensure effective handover of secured contracts, as applicable
  • Support Wood's global strategic initiatives within the Gas Monetization sector
  • Ensure a clear definition of scope and compliance with the requirements of the contract
  • Apply an effective change control process, dependent on the scope and where required
  • Manage and monitor project performance on an ongoing basis to identify issues and opportunities early and take pre-emptive action
  • Effectively manage project interfaces, including the use of Wood's global resources.
  • Manage the design, procurement, and construction activities to meet the project schedule
  • Monitor schedule milestone attainment. Develop and implement of corrective action plans
  • Ensure timely and effective documentation turnover and project close-out
  • Ensure that all project plans and estimates are prepared accurately and timely
  • Assist in monitoring and controlling all cost aspects of the project to forecast costs, obtain approvals, identify trends, and take action to avoid cost overruns and take advantage of opportunities
  • Assess the performance of cost control system & personnel
  • Ensure the right systems are in place and that these are applied on the project
  • Ensure compliance with Wood's policies and procedures
  • Provide clear and focused leadership for the project
  • Provide mentoring of personnel as required and participate in staff performance evaluations
  • Identify and implement training requirements.
  • Ensure effective communications with the project team
  • Ensure accurate, timely & effective progress reporting to the Customer and internally to Wood management
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of the communication network between project staff, the client, and third parties and introduce changes where required. Identify and monitor the closure of all project risks and opportunities
  • Maintain a risk avoidance and risk mitigation focus throughout the project duration.
  • Ensure the design team is aware of and is complying with the client's Basis of Design and applicable regulations and codes, and the project schedule
  • Monitor design activities, inter-discipline data flow, and communications
  • Assess procurement process throughout the project to ensure goods meet specifications and are delivered on time, and are within budget

Skills / Qualifications

Values And Behaviors

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Active listener
  • Ability and effectiveness to engage customers and team
  • Growth focused

Education, Technical & Industry Experience
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering (Process or Mechanical Eng is preferred)
  • Applicant should have 15 -20 or more years relevant work experience years in LNG, leading EPC and O&M brownfield and greenfield work.
  • PMP preferred
  • Experience on LNG projects through project life-cycle from concept (pre-FEED) straight through to commissioning and startup and achieving steady-state operations
  • Experience with the main process licensors / processes SMR, C3MR, and Optimized Cascade
  • Direct and sustained experience in a customer service environment.
  • Demonstrable commitment to HSE Management in a project/Service Contract environment.
  • Proven team leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven ability in leading multi-discipline activities in an industrial environment, preferably an LNG facility
  • Proven Project Management skills.
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • Understanding of contract requirements, development, and negotiations.
  • Experience as a Project Manager on small, medium, and large scale projects or portfolios.
  • Operating/business experience in a consulting and/or engineering environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-discipline teams doing feasibility, FEED and detailed engineering, procurement and execution phases of projects. Experience in providing project management services to energy companies.
  • Engineering discipline technical leadership experience on EPC work will be an asset for this position, preferably LNG experience.
  • Requires travel to the job site as necessary

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard to the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.