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Senior VP of Engineering

Sacramento, CA 95811

Posted: 09/17/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 16868 Pay Rate: Depends on experience

A leading next generation energy company is currently seeking a Senior Vice President of Engineering to join their team in Sacramento, CA. 

LOCATION: Sacramento, CA  

SALARY: Depends on Experience


  • Responsible for all aspects of the company’s engineering product development activities, execution of the Company’s EPC projects, and oversight of engineering staff.  
  • The ideal candidate is a fully competent and knowledgeable engineering manager with experience executing on projects that are similar to the company’s products (for example, experience with refinery, chemical plant, or similar project execution including engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start up and operations).
  • Serve as a key member of the management team that sets the company’s strategic direction related to product development and engineering capabilities.
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.
  • Manage the company’s engineering staff in Sacramento, CA and staff in other geographies.
  • Manage the company contractors (including contract engineers, EPC companies, fabricators, construction contractors, operators, and other contract staff)
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department.
  • Manage delivery of the Company’s products/solutions to achieve project completion within budget and time frame.
  • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.
  • Hire and direct staff of senior group members to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments.


  • Education & Experience:  Minimum BS engineering (with preferred MS or PHd)
  • 15+ years of industry engineering experience, with at least 5-7 years in a management position.
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills.
  • Experience coming from a smaller company.
  • “Out of the box thinker” must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables.
  • Competent in plant and system product design. For example, process skids for oil and gas, chemical plants, other oil and gas or chemical industry equipment design.
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities.
  • Working knowledge of alternative, advanced principles and techniques of process engineering and knowledge of competing and alternative design techniques
  • Willingness to comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and other Company policies and procedures
  • MS / PhD strongly preferred
  • Experience with oil and gas process or chemical projects and development of process design packages deliverables such as simulation modeling, equipment datasheets, P&ID development, relief valve calculations, etc. is required
  • Knowledge of process simulation (Hysys, ChemCAD, etc)
  • Experience with GTL.
  • Has a understanding of instrumentation/control systems and its use in similar equipment.

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application.


Robert Fragoso
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, IT, Manufacturing, Operations, and Sales roles.

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