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Bechtel Corporation VOC/CTO Superintendent in Port Arthur, Texas

Requisition ID: 271714

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Accompanied

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Port Arthur, TX

Project Overview:

Port Arthur LNG, LLC (PALNG) is developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production and export facility on a site located on the western shoreline of the Port Arthur Canal in Jefferson County, Texas. The project base scope will include two (2) identical LNG trains, two (2) LNG Storage Tanks, one (1) LNG Carrier Berth, and associated utilities/facilities. The Project is to be constructed on a parcel of land located along State Highway 87 south of Port Arthur, Texas, between the inner coastal waterway bridge and Keith Lake.

As the #1 LNG EPC contractor by installed capacity, Bechtel has the capability to successfully deliver a broad range of LNG projects through our integrated EPC self-perform model, strategic partnerships, and proven experience in LNG project delivery. Partnering with Bechtel means lower cost, shorter delivery schedules, and greater certainty of outcomes for our customers.

Position Summary:

The Verification of Competency (VOC) / Competency to Operate (CTO) Superintendent is responsible for testing and tracking the verification of equipment and rigging competency program, along with the certification of tool program. Supervises craft, subordinate supervisors, and others, as assigned. Ensures assigned construction performance is following specifications and within schedules and budgets.


  • Provide ES&H leadership to personnel assigned to their department. This includes preparation and implementation of safety procedures and leading Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings.

  • Ensure that all crane and rigging operations comply with applicable Bechtel procedures, OSHA standards, and federal, state, county, and local regulations, customer and project-specific requirements.

  • Engages in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and signing FLHA cards for rigging activities.

  • Manage all site equipment and tools per processes and procedure requirements in regard to safe usage

  • Manage site COE's (crane operator examiners) and crane operator qualification program including crane operator certifications, state licenses and medical certificates verifications.

  • Ensures that assigned personnel are properly qualified for their task (e.g., signaling cranes); that they are trained, competent and aware of their responsibilities, and are complying with all applicable standards, requirements, and safe practices.

  • Inspect site for unsafe conditions and practices and take appropriate corrective action to correct breaches.

  • Coordinate safety training and enforce safe work practices at all times in conjunction with the Environmental Safety and Health Supervisor.

  • Champion the cause of ZERO Accident Philosophy. Ensure that Bechtel and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility.

  • Review and approve subcontractor equipment/personnel VOC and CTO programs.

  • Plan the manpower and equipment required to execute the job.

  • Monitor the activities of craft to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.

  • Interface with Labor/Industrial Relations for craft recruitment and training programs.

  • Coordinate with the General Foreman to hire craft labor to execute work.

  • Perform employee reviews and identify training and development opportunities for subordinate VOC & CTO personnel.

  • Review craft time records using established automated tools.

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and optimization of craft labor and maintaining the 90 day and four-week look ahead schedules for labor and equipment.

  • Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecasts.

  • Provide input to quantity tracking applications and report weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.

  • Responsible for implementing corporate project policies, procedures, and instructions within their assigned area(s) of operation.

  • Coordinate and implement established area operational plans.

  • Prepare material requisitions for tools and consumables and coordinate through Procurement to obtain these materials.

  • Assist in performing construction testing as required.

  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.

Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • University/B.S degree in Engineering or Construction Management plus 8 years of experience or 12 years of equivalent industry experience in-lieu of a degree.

  • Experience on an LNG construction site especially along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

  • Heavy industrial direct hire construction experience commensurate with the type of work to be undertaken.

  • Experience in oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical, minerals processing or power generating station construction is preferred.

  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

  • Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving ability.

  • Certified Crane Operator, experienced as A/D director for all types of mobile cranes

  • Ability to read and interpret crane manufactures operators manual and load charts

  • Experienced in safe use and inspection of construction equipment, rigging hardware and tools.

  • Ability to develop 3 week look ahead schedule in regards to crane operations

  • Monitor and track verification of competency for all site equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified rigger/signal person. NCCCO, NCCCER or equivalent

  • Certified crane operator, NCCCO, NCCER or equivalent

  • Certified OSHA crane inspector

  • Bechtel Certified Rigging Engineer (CRE) certification.

Additional Information

Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).


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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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.