Oct. 16, 2012


Description

Abstract- “Are You a Professional or Just an Engineer?”
 
This presentation discusses the actions required by an engineer to be truly a “professional” as opposed to an individual who responds to “givens”, “deliverables”, and “time allotted”. Too often some engineers define their role as merely applying the science and knowledge of engineering to defined tasks.  Is that all there is to being a “professional” or are their additional standards that must be met to distinguish between professional behavior and just plain good engineering?  If so what are these standards and how do you as an individual stack up against them?  You may be surprised and find out that you have not always acted as the professional you think you are.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Kenneth E. Arnold, PE, NAE
President / Senior Technical Advisor K. Arnold Consulting Inc. / WorleyParsons Name:          Kenneth E. Arnold, PE, NAE   Position:     Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParson                      President, K. Arnold Consulting, Inc   Education:   M.S. Civil Engineering, Tulane University, 1967                       B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1964   Awards:     Society of Petroleum Engineers:                               ...

President / Senior Technical Advisor
K. Arnold Consulting Inc. / WorleyParsons



Name:          Kenneth E. Arnold, PE, NAE


 


Position:     Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParson


                     President, K. Arnold Consulting, Inc


 


Education:   M.S. Civil Engineering, Tulane University, 1967


                      B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1964


 


Awards:     Society of Petroleum Engineers:


                              Production and Operations Award


                              Public Service Award


                              DeGolyer Medal


                              Honorary Membership


                   Texas Society of Professional Engineers:


                              Houston Engineer of the Year, 2003


                   National Academy of Engineering:


                              Elected to Membership, 2005


                  American Petroleum Institute:


                              Citation fro Promoting Offshroe Safety


                  Offshore Energy Center:


                              Pioneering Technology Award for API RP 14C


 


 


SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:           


 


Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty-five years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was voted one of the best places in Houston to work by the Houston Business Journal.  In 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC.  In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc (KACI).  In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work..


Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design.  He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer.  He is the VP of Finance on the Board of SPE, Treasurer-Elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He is currently Chair of the National Research Council Committee preparing a report for the Department of the Interior on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations.


 


Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston as well as for several oil companies.   He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University and Cornell University.


Full Description



Organizer

William Kinney


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 16, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Norris Center City Center

816 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 210 Houston, Texas 77042
TX
US