Organic Chemicals Chief Technology Engineer

KBR Inc.
Houston, Texas (US)
Competitive Salary
11 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, we serve our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver. 

With operations in 40 countries, KBR delivers services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets. 

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed. 

Position Title: Organic Chemicals CTE 

Position Description/Job Responsibilities 

The Organic Chemicals CTE will be responsible for providing process leadership role in KBR's pursuit of new chemicals business as well as in planning and supporting the execution of process engineering work on projects. 

Key responsibilities for the CTE will be as follows. 

  • Set overall process execution strategy for chemicals projects
  • Plan or helps in planning the process work and in setting quality assurance requirements
  • Assign, in consultation with the department manager and lead process engineer, an experienced process team with appropriate blend of skill levels that best fit the project
  • Assist in the use of KBR's technical database as well as process tools to achieve best execution results
  • Help develop a project strategy for third party licensor technologies, scope split and integration of licensor design into the project
  • Provide technical support as required to KBR's other Operating Centers worldwide covering technology support and execution approach

Another key CTE responsibility will be to support KBR's Business Development team in the pursuit of new business. The CTE will provide input to Sales and Marketing team in technology positioning, prior project and client histories as well as proposal development input to help formulate a win-strategy. 

The candidate should have demonstrated a high level of initiative, innovation and have the ability to analyze and provide design solutions and technology improvements. Operations and field troubleshooting experience will also be highly desirable. 

This is a process management position with responsibility to support hiring decisions, process staffing and budgets, training and career development within the chemicals team.


Must have a bachelor's or master's degree in chemical engineering and a minimum of twenty (25) years of experience in executing projects covering major chemicals technologies (methanol, alpha olefins, aromatics, aniline, polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.). At least ten of those years must be in a process manager role with a successful history of project execution and client satisfaction. Incumbents at this level will usually hold a certification as a Licensed/Chartered Professional Engineer. 

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development. 

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.