Venture Global LNG (“Venture Global”) is a long-term, low-cost provider of American-produced liquefied natural gas. The company’s two 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.

The Plaquemines (Parish) Facility has an inside-the-fence combined-cycle gas-turbine (CCGT) power plant (~1200 MW upon completion of Phase II) consisting of GE 7EAs that will use feed-gas together with the boil off gas, associated HRSGs, and A200 steam turbines to produce the power required to drive the electric motors of the liquefiers.  Our “5 on 2” gas turbine to steam turbine configuration allows for significant flexibility for maintenance or down times, allowing the facility to have extremely high availability for production. Each phase will also have an aeroderivative (LM2500) gas turbine for startup and peaking needs along with an internal power distribution system and EDG configurations.

We are seeking qualified applicants for the position of DCS Operator – Process.

Location: Plaquemines Parish/Belle Chasse AreaPoint of Reference: 19000 LA-23, Pointe Celeste 70083

General Description

The DCS Operator-Process reports to the Shift Supervisor and is the focal point on a shift basis for monitoring and initiating operating activities from the control room as it relates to the safe, reliable, and efficient operation. The DCS Operator-Process is responsible for working with all facility operations personnel, Supervisors, Managers & Directors within the Operations & Maintenance departments to manage and optimize the LNG Liquefaction facility. This is a leadership role which will require understanding & qualification in DCS, SIS (Safety Integrated Systems), pretreatment, liquefaction, storage, loading, utilities, emergency management systems. 

Must display analytical problem solving, communication, and leadership skills.  

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Provides support to the Shift Supervisor, while being the key interface for providing direction to, and coordination of activities, with field operators for overall safe and reliable operations.
  • Operates multiple DCS control consoles to manage, regulate and control multiple process variables and various process and utility streams in a simultaneous but safe manner. Communicates changes in process operations that can affect the facility operation and optimization to Supervision, field operators and other key stakeholders.
  • Operates the process, systems, and equipment in the process area in compliance with all company environmental and safety policies, understanding operating and permit limits to ensure regulatory compliance while maintaining maximum reliability and efficiency. Reports safety and environmental concerns, problems, and incidents to appropriate shift team members.
  • Actively monitors and controls process conditions throughout the shift to ensure parameters are within the operating envelope, plant and equipment integrity limits, product specifications and operating costs according to established procedures.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots process deviations and proactively reacts to address process upsets and emergencies according to procedure. Provide technical support to others as needed towards problem solving activities during the shift and ensure safety and reliability issues are identified and properly communicated to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Understands the status of DCS and independent safety control systems, along with field safety devices and ensures that they are in place and operable or approved alternate safeguards / mitigations are available for continued safe operating and effective emergency response. Will be responsible for first line incident control and ensures all relevant safety and environmental documentation is adequately completed.
  • Coordinates and executes normal and critical operations including equipment or facility start-up, shutdown (normal & emergency) and turnaround related activities from the control room while cooperating with and providing direction to field operators. At times may be required to participate and support field activities.
  • Assist with the pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and initial operation of the LNG Facility. This will include being a vital member of the integrated commissioning / start-up team(s) with the EPC contractor. Work directly and harmoniously with various local and foreign experts including taking direction, technical advice and learnings during different phases of the operation and being able to transfer that knowledge to the wider team. During these periods, working in and supporting field activities may be necessary.
  • Responsible for recording / documenting operating and safety critical data, compiling, and reporting process, process KPIs and activities conducted as per identified schedules.
  • Participate in exercises with various Company stakeholders related to improving safety, reliability, efficiency, and optimization across the Facility and Organization.
  • Read processing schedules, operating logs, test results of lab samples to determine changes in equipment controls, required to produce specified quantity and quality of product.
  • Keeps skills and knowledge current and completes required refresher training to maintain and elevate the level of process understanding.
  • Participate in the training program. A key aspect of this program will be to act as a mentor by providing the trainee with meaningful job assignments, on the job training, and progress monitoring.
  • Participates in Operating Procedure and Manual development process.
  • Participate in the development of Operations Training Program. Once completed, a key aspect of this program will be to act as a mentor by providing the plant operators with meaningful job assignments, on the job training, and progress monitoring.


  • Education and Certifications: Associates Degree or equivalent technical education and training (e.g., Military training).
  • Experience: Eight (8) years’ experience, of which four (4) have been as a DCS Operator, commissioning, startup & operations in oil & gas, petrochemical.
  • Skills:
  • Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
  • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills under high stress and pressured situations, maintain professionalism in all circumstances.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, and governmental agencies.
  • Able to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to operate and maintain the liquefaction production facilities. Work to develop and mentor others.
  • Possess the ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with management, peers and the various facility level workers who are all responsible for ensuring operational excellence.
  • Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines.
  • Exceptional problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills.
  • Computer knowledge including Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate English proficiency
  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status
  • Daily Accountability:
  • Maintain safe and stable operation
  • Keep required quality of product
  • Plant productivity improvement


Direct Reports:


Freedom To Act:

DCS Operator requires minimal supervision

Work Conditions:

  • 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 will primarily work indoors in an office type setting that requires keen attention and continuous monitoring of details visible on computer-like screens with various alarm tones that activate periodically. The employee will share office space and equipment with other coworkers who will sit alongside and in relatively close proximity to execute similar roles.
  • When possible or required, outdoors work will occur, in which case subjects the individual to ambient weather conditions, local environment with waterways, and noise. There may be a considerable number of outdoor activities during specific periods that require Maintenance interventions that require the employee to 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.
  • 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.




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