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Area Manager of Projects - Geismar, LA Job

Date: Apr 21, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Area Manager of Projects - Geismar, LA-1801449

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Area Manager of Projects (1801449) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

From designing to running a major production facility - the field of engineering and production at BASF is where true professionals with excellent technical and scientific expertise can apply their knowledge in challenging environments. This is true particularly when it comes to plant engineering and construction on the large scale, where many challenges have to be overcome.

Our outstanding group of professionals remain always in focus in securing our leading position in the industry while holding fast to our high safety and environmental standards.

As the Area Manager of Projects, you will manage and provide leadership for the capital project and process resources which support multiple strategic production areas, and function as the single point-of-contact for all projects executed in the assigned areas. This role will manage the execution of the capital budget plan.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success
- Leading and managing a team of Process and Project Engineers, you will drive the development of scopes, estimates, design, and procurement deliverables for construction by collaborating with the Asset Manager and Technology Team Leaders in compliance with the capital plan strategy.
- As a role model, you will enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy, while establishing and supporting a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
- Leveraging your educational background in an Engineering discipline combined with your professional experience in capital projects within chemical/petrochemical or related manufacturing environments.
- Successfully engaging across and outside the organization, you will manage and coordinate the activities of BASF site design and construction teams, as well as external engineering resources.
- Your demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining clear customer focus and communication as priorities change, will be an asset as you work with Operations to align construction activities to outage and turnaround opportunities to ensure no impact to customers and the business.
- Your in-depth knowledge of capital project planning and execution processes will be essential as you will promote a continuous improvement mindset with demonstrated actions in all areas of capital project management and engineering.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Engineer, Manager, Project Manager, Performance Management, Procurement, Engineering, Management, Technology, Human Resources, Operations