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Area Manager

Requisition ID:  256820

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/29/2022

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Project Overview:

The Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) Project is a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility located on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Gregory, Texas. The 1,000+ acre facility started bulk early works in July 2015 as the first greenfield export facility in the United States. Bechtel has successfully and safely completed construction and it now consists of three operating Trains utilizing the ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade™ process with an LNG production capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year (MTPA), three LNG storage tanks with combined capacity of 480,000 cubic meters of LNG, 2 Jetty superstructures that can accommodate the world’s largest vessels, and dozens of associated buildings and utilities.


Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project Stage 3 (CCL3) is a new phase at the existing CCL facility and will consist of seven midscale liquefaction trains with an LNG production capacity of approximately 10 MTPA utilizing Chart IPSMR™ liquefaction technology, and associated infrastructure including utilities. CCL3 will perform all this work predominantly on a direct hire basis with support from only a few specialty and service subcontractors.


Unless otherwise indicated, applicants for construction positions must have heavy industrial direct hire construction experience commensurate with the type of work to be undertaken and the requirements identified below.


Position Summary:

Responsible for managing, coordinating, and administering the project from planning through procurement, construction, and turn-over. Supervises the development of budgets and schedules, manages performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure program/project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed within budget and according to specifications. Resolves problems and coordinates the final turnover of work to downstream work activities. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a high-performance project team. Has overall responsibility for scope execution, ensuring that Program/Project is delivered within contract requirements, standards of quality and safety, and to Customer and Bechtel performance expectations.



  • Directs and manages all field non-manual, direct hire labor, and subcontracted works related to the construction of Energy projects in their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensures scope, design basis, and objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed, detailed work plans, schedules, budgets, and procedures are established, including: Execution Plan; Contract Management Plan; Plan for addressing critical cross-functional work processes and systems, etc. Obtains concurrence by the members of the project team, functional management, and the Customer. Ensures integration of work plans of multiple execution units or entities, such as Joint Ventures. Promotes the use of constructability reviews during project execution.
  • Monitors and controls all contractual commitments to ensure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the contract, that a trend program is in place, that change orders and claims are processed in a timely manner. Implements and maintains a change management control system. Ensures that all Customer communications on the prime contract are documented.
  • Facilitates with project team, the development, communication, implementation, update, and continual use of the Project Execution Plan. Reviews and approves project control systems that measure progress/performance, provide early warning of deviations from Plan, and identify corrective actions to be taken.
  • Identifies quality requirements and ensures the proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality commitments.
  • Oversees the Environmental, Safety & Health program for both the office and fieldwork environments including contractor and subcontractor activities. Ensures design is in accordance with ES&H requirements.
  • Reviews and approves bid tabulations for commitments on all major purchase orders, contracts, and sub-contracts, and approves critical changes to these documents.
  • Participates in the preparation and presents the Project Financial Status Report (PFSR) for the assigned scope of work.
  • Assists in the training of new project managers and other project personnel in key positions through both formal training courses and on-the-job training. Establishes a plan to provide training opportunities for project personnel.
  • Promotes the management concept of Continuous Improvement (CI) among all members of the project team. Leads the CI process for the Customer and Bechtel. Promotes, monitors, and mentors the concept of total installed cost (TIC). Initiates, promotes, and continually practices team building.
  • Promote and facilitate communication, review progress/performance, discuss issues, and facilitate problem resolution. Develops communication plan to ensure effective communications between the project team, off-project operations, Functional Management, and Senior Management.
  • Documents all turnover activities of the work.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • A recognized degree in engineering, construction management, or related along with 15 years of related experience. In lieu of degree, 20 years of experience in heavy industrial construction with site management experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in field supervision on direct hire work.
  • 5+ years of project management experience on direct hire projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction engineering practices related to all disciplines.
  • Demonstrated planning and scheduling, procurement, and contracting experience.
  • Maintain, promote and cultivate a safe work ethic and work environment within the craft.
  • Able to work extended work schedules and night shift as required to support the project execution plans and schedules.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H). Demonstrable commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.


Additional Requirements:

Sound understanding of performance management processes such as Six Sigma. Advanced understanding of production management including scheduling. Strong communication skills. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Basic knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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