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KP Egineering | Tyler, Texas
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Chief Technology Officer KP Engineering, LP ("KPE") uses smart engineering to provide capital-efficient engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") solutions for companies in the midstream, refining, petrochemical and syngas markets that result in investment and delivery predictability. We are not only client-focused, we are also employee-focused. From our robust benefits program to our contagious team-oriented culture, KPE strives to recruit and retain the best professionals our industry has to offer.

Essential Responsibilities:

 • As a member of the KPE Executive Management Team, the Chief Technology Officer ("CTO") will be responsible for;

 • Creating, implementing, integrating and overseeing all technological aspects of the company including strategy, standards, specifications and processes.

 • Conducts or leads special studies on economic feasibility and on complex new technologies, methods and materials.

 • Reviews engineering concepts, drawings, calculations and specifications.

 • Provides input, technical basis and direction to engineering for development of diagrams, calculations and project design.

 • Drives strategic alliances, especially with technology partners, that enhance the company's competitive positioning.

 • Conducts or leads special studies on economic feasibility and on complex new technologies, methods and materials.

 • Works closely with the Chief Executive Officer & Information Technology Administrator to effectively manage information security, risks, and controls frameworks.

 • Develops and coordinates special technical educational and training programs for KPE staff.

 • Takes an active and visible role, representing KPE at client meetings, project sites and professional conferences & committee meetings.

 • Actively investigates, evaluates and contributes to technological advances in the specialized field, and keeps executive leadership team informed on these important new advances.

 • Provides professional guidance to senior management and senior client technical staff.

 • Develops and coordinates special, technical educational and training programs for KPE staff based upon the latest advancements in technology specific to the EPC sector.

 • Exercises the utmost in discretion when dealing with highly confidential information relative to company projects, client information & pricing, etc.

 • Maintains an open line of communication with Project Management with regards to work status, workload, as well as problems & progress relative to work assignments.

 • Travel will be required to attend meetings, client project sites & facilities, or other business-related locations & functions as part of this role.

 • This position description reflects management's assignment of essential duties & responsibilities, and nothing herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge & Experience:

 • Substantial and extraordinary technical knowledge in a specialized field of engineering in the EPC industry.

 • Knowledge of process engineering systems, calculations, applications and construction methods and materials Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.

 • Thorough knowledge of industrial and regulatory standards and design criteria in the engineering discipline.

 • Highly detail oriented and self-motivated professional with the ability to easily and effectively contribute in a team, project-based environment with regular interaction with internal & external clients of all disciplines.

 • A recognized degree in chemical engineering or similar discipline; preferably a master's degree or PhD from an accredited college in similar field, and/or a professional license in an appropriate discipline from a recognized licensing board.

 • Progressive work experience preferably in process engineering, technology development and selection, applied science, specialty engineering but may be in other relevant types of engineering/science including systems start-up, field engineering or plant operation in large refineries, plants or engineering/construction contractor firms.

KPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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