Venture Global LNG (“Venture Global”) is a long-term, low-cost provider of American-produced liquefied natural gas. The company’s three Louisiana-based export projects service the global demand for North American natural gas and support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies. Using reliable, proven technology in an innovative plant design configuration, Venture Global’s modular, mid-scale plant design will replace traditional designs as it allows for the same efficiency and operational reliability at significantly lower capital cost.
We are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marine Coordinator.
The Marine Coordinator reports to the Marine Supervisor and will work to ensure implementation and adherence to requirements of the Venture Global LNG HSSE management system and those specific accountabilities documented in the Marine Operations policies & procedures manual. The Marine Coordinator is expected to remain abreast of all safety developments & systems to assist and advise the Marine Supervisor on pertinent issues. This role is expected to monitor all components of marine activities and will support, investigate, and correct any identified safety issues. The Marine Coordinator may at any time stop work activities if any task is being performed in an unsafe or unsatisfactory manner. The marine coordinator will work a schedule based on operational activity and is expected to be present during any major activity or operations. The is a typically 12-hour day but must be available to address HSSE issues and requirements should the situation become necessary. This is a leadership role which will include mentoring personnel during marine functions. The coordinators will coach, teach, and train members of the marine organization to ensure that all CPLNG HSSE policies and procedures are carefully followed.
- Must be familiar with standard international LNG carrier ship equipment & operations as it pertains to spray pumps, cargo pumps, high & low duty compressors, gas heaters, LNG & forcing vaporizers, nitrogen generator, inert gas & dry air systems, gassing up & cooling down cargo tanks, NCOE (USCG National Center of Expertise).
- Must understand and be familiar the regulatory requirements of 33CFR 127 including USCG Operations & Emergency Manual and Marine Operating Manual.
- Marine Coordinator (PIC’s) will ensure all marine work is being performed with the use and control of the CPLNG PTW work system.
- Will performs onsite audits of work taking place to ensure compliance with PTW and all applicable policies, procedures and regulations are being enforced. PIC’s will close all work permits and ensures appropriate documentation is properly filed.
- Must keep Marine Supervisor advised of any safety, environmental, regulatory compliance or other operational issues.
- Will maintain PIC (Persons-In-Charge of loading) status to include the usage of all forms and instructions during ship operations. These will include and not limited to; pre/post loading agenda, DoS (safety & security), cargo loading plan, ship/shore safety, NOR, cargo manifest, certificate of origin, quality, quantity, document receipts, marine GC calibration & verification, etc.
- Must be familiar with small vessel operations e.g. tugs, pilot vessels, production plant operations, marine terminal operations, hydrocarbon liquid operations.
- Work communicate with surveyors for any and all product specification issues and understand automatic sampling system.
- Must know & understand battery limit process streams, BOG system, ESD valve locations & PSV systems.
- Must be able to explain the LNG storage tanking system & pumps, hydraulic ESD valves, connecting & disconnecting and cool-down loading arm operation (liquid & vapor), jetty operations, ship gangway, mooring system. Loading arm clearing and vapor return system.
- The Marine Coordination as the PIC must be familiar with berthing thresholds based on environmental, regulatory and pre-determined operating criteria for LNG carrier approach, mooring and LNG loading.
- Works with Operations, Maintenance, Lab and other departments & disciplines for input into all marine activities that could impact operations at the jetties.
Education and Certifications:
- Prior experience as a marine coordinator is preferred.
- PTEC degree with a marine coordinator PIC qualification is desireable.
- Should be familiar with small vessel operation e.g. tugs, pilot vessels, production plan marine operations, hydrocarbon liquid and gas tanker operations, and industry best practices.
- A high level of computer ability skills is essential.
- Minimum of (3) three years as a marine coordinator on an onshore/offshore installation either floating or fixed, marine hydrocarbon terminal operation, or an LNG carrier tanker.
- At least ten (10) years working experience in Operations with LNG or other cryogenic hydrocarbon liquids and associated systems is preferred.
- Moderate leadership and administrative abilities are required.
- Must have strong operational knowledge of the facility and equipment and be able to relate with associated construction and maintenance activities taking place in the entire complex.
- Must have the skills necessary to coordinate multiple activities and understand the impact they have with other areas of the operation. Complete understanding of regulatory agency and company requirements concerning first line break, hot work, cold work, confined space, LOTO, JSA, etc. which are critical safeguards in the facility for the health and safety of the personnel, care and control of equipment and protection of the environment.
- Must be able to adapt to changing conditions and make decisions with minimal supervision.
- Must Have good communication skills to interact with company and contract personnel and possess knowledge to clearly understand hazardous associated with work performed.
- The incumbent needs to be a positive, and open-minded person, able to interact with other disciplines, self-motivating and able to work in a prompt fashion.
- He or she must be a good planner and organiser
- He/she must be very conscious of the Quality, Health, Safety Security and Environment issues in the facility by attending meetings and daily communication with plant supervision.
- Computer knowledge including Apple Mac, Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Project & PowerPoint.
- Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status
Freedom to Act:
- Marine Coordinator will undergo initial training until he/she will have an understanding LNG liquefaction, storage and cargo loading operations and documentation.
- Job is performed in an industrial plant environment.
- Limited travel and temporary assignment required as business conditions dictate.
- Subject to drug & alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Venture Global LNG.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write.
- Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height and lift and move objects weighting up to 30 pounds.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors & outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise. There is a considerable amount of outdoor activities involved.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.
- Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, AED & LNG firefighting.
ADA Job Requirements:
- Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
Venture Global LNG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.