Shift Supervisor


Squamish, BC


The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year of LNG.

Woodfibre Management Ltd is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.


The Shift Supervisor is an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic Operations team. The successful candidate reports directly to the Shift Superintendent. This role will be based on the Project Site, in Squamish, BC., and you will play an essential part in supporting the company’s operations team through the Operations readiness Assurance Phase into Pre-commissioning / Commissioning and Start-Up on into the Operational Phase of the project. During Operational Phase as a Shift Supervisor on shift you will also lead and oversee that the environmental practices and social responsibilities to the community are held to the uppermost standards as set out by Woodfibre LNG.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Be part of ORA ( Operations Readiness Assurance) Core Team member. Deliver procedures, manuals, e-PTW.
  • Support the Operations Management in executing the ORA Plan to ensure readiness for CSU into the Operational Phase of the project and throughout the life cycle of the facility.
  • During Project Phase of the facility will attend required HAZOPS/ 3D Model reviews, Operability/Material Handling reviews, P&ID verification and detailed Engineering reviews as requested.
  • Key CSU Team member during the CSU Phase of the Project.
  • Overall responsibility/ownership for safe production and execution of activities/tasks in the plant operational area during their shift.
  • Ensure a functional Shift Team capable of supporting LNG production on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure execution of Quality Assurance of plant and equipment during project phase.
  • Availability and Reliability of plant and equipment during their shift.
  • Support Implementation of the agreed Maintenance Strategy.
  • Support PTW including functionality/improvements, isolations standards, competencies, issuing, precautions, compliance, auditing, PTW manuals and authorization.
  • Ensure all equipment and plant to be handed over for maintenance is correctly isolated and in a safe state for personnel to undertake tasks. 
  • Ensure all equipment and plant are of maximum availability for safety and production.
  • Shift Team Competencies and Training requirements are in place and measured.
  • Communicate yearly tasks and targets for all shift personnel under his leadership.
  • Develop and implementation of check lists & routines for plant and equipment.
  • Timely delivery of input data and correctness for plant daily shift report to Shift Superintendent.
  • Interface with the Technical Services Department for integrity issues and compliance checks.
  • Interface with HSSE department for compliance and improvements.
  • Interface with other departments for support requirements and documentation.
  • Mentor and influence personnel for implementation of best practices.


  • 100% compliance with company HSE policies and guidelines.
  • Champion HSE as a member of the LNG Operations Team.
  • Lead HSE Shift Meeting/ safety walks /audits if and when required.
  • Timely intervention to mitigate risks and ensure safety of personnel and plant.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to influence overall safety behavior in the plant.
  • Safeguarding systems checks lists are implemented/completed by Shift Operations to agreed frequencies and standards.
  • Ensure that Shift Operations Emergency Response capabilities are 100% met during shift period.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 10 years in Oil & Gas Production Facilities.
  • 4th Class Power Engineering Diploma as a minimum.
  • Previous experience in Operations in a Supervisor or Lead/Head Operator role.
  • Previous experience during project phase including Commissioning and Start-Up.
  • Previous experience working with other departments to support production targets.
  • Experienced in Leading a First Intervention Team during Emergency Responses.
  • Fully versed in Managing Safe Work with Permit to Work System.

Additional Requirements

  • Motivated person with a mentoring and coaching approach “One Team “.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams, contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – to be able to interact with front line workers through to management.
  • Competent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Ability to work well under pressure handling tasks, targets and changing priorities within tight time frames.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g. MS Office).
  • A valid driver’s license (with abstract) and passport.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This role will be a combination of office and site-based role in the beginning during Project Construction Phase.
  • The position is based in Squamish, BC (Project Site), with an initial stay period at the Vancouver Office until CSU Phase.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.