The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves the construction and operation of 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 would produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year of LNG.

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


Woodfibre LNG Limited seeks a multi-disciplined person to fulfill the Head of Maintenance position for the Woodfibre LNG Operations team. This position will lead a team of maintenance supervisors/technicians and contractors to perform all aspects of the maintenance requirements for the LNG Facility during the construction phase of development and transfer into the operational phase of the facility. This role will initially be based in Houston, Texas, before transitioning to our project site in Squamish, B.C.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in identifying Capital spares, 2-year operational spares, special tools, mechanical handling requirements, warehousing/storage needs, workshop development, cranes & equipment identification and reviewing3D Model reviews and lifting studies.
  • Led the Maintenance team during project phases, Commissioning and Start-Up, and into the operational phase. 
  • Responsible for establishing the systems and procedures to support the maintenance activities of the LNG Facility.
  • Develop yearly Maintenance Budget for Plant Manager’s approval.
  • Identify and implement required contracts.
  • Support the Plant Manager in establishing the Maintenance Department, including organization design and staffing requirements, and implementing recruitment, training and development plans. 
  • Develop and implement Permit to Work practices and Maintenance Competency Assurance Management Systems (CAMS) to ensure all competencies are in place and measurable for all maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and ensuring full implementation of the Asset Master List.
  • Ensure a functional Maintenance Department capable of supporting LNG production on a 24/7 continuous basis.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and reliability activities of the LNG Facility, which includes monitoring performance and reliability data and implementing predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance strategies.
  • Ensure availability and reliability/integrity of plant and equipment.
  • Lead a Shutdown Planning team.
  • Clearly define and communicate roles/responsibilities to all Maintenance personnel via personal development plans—mentor and influence personnel to implement best practices.
  • Performs other duties and requirements as required.

Required Experience

  • Degree or Diploma qualifications at a technical level relative to the oil/gas industry. 
  • Minimum 15 years in Oil/Gas Production Facilities (LNG experience preferred) in a Maintenance Supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated experience in Strategy Development and Implementation for Operations Readiness of Maintenance systems for new Facilities through each stage of the Project. 
  • Demonstrated experience in Maintenance Software Implementation of Computerized Maintenance Management systems (CMMS).
  • Previous experience in setting up and managing maintenance contracts and planning.
  • Previous leadership during the project phase, including Commissioning and Start-Up of large Oil & Gas Facilities (LNG experience preferred).
  • Must be able to obtain U.S. work authorization for the period required to be in Texas at our Houston project team location.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset. 
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – interacting with front-line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be Innovative and vision-oriented with demonstrated ability to undertake strategic planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g. M.S. Office)
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development
  • A valid driver’s licence and passport.
  • As required, the position is based on the EPC contractor’s office located in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, TX, before transitioning to our project site in Squamish, B.C. It may also require visits to the Vancouver Office during the Construction and Commissioning phases.

Application Guidelines

Please email your resume to [email protected] – with the subject header Head of Maintenance.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre LNG Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer.