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Project Cost Controller I / III Job

Date: Sep 26, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Project Cost Controller I / III-1703750

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 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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Cost Control Engineer to work within our Geismar Site Engineering Department and be responsible for providing cost control supporting capital projects and turnarounds primarily for the Geismar, LA site.

You will work both independently and with a team in carrying out project cost control and forecasting efforts.

Project Cost Controller I/III (1703750) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Perform cost control for multiple capital investments of various sizes and complexities, developing project cost forecasts and preparing cost control reports.
- Actively participate in the overall cost control process, ensuring proper progress tracking and change management systems are in place and effectively functioning in detail engineering and construction. Provide proper variance explanations, and root cause analysis of changes.
- Develop and improve cost control tools and processes.
- Exhibit strong analytical skills that allow proper assessments of projects to identify potential issues while supporting development and recommend solutions via communications with and support for Project Management.
- Perform studies and analysis.
- Perform bid analysis for complex service contracts.
- Process and perform audits of invoices.
- Evaluate field change orders and validate contractor estimates and pricing.
- Develop and support contracting strategies for capital projects.
- Work both independently and with a team in carrying out a project’s cost control and forecasting efforts.
- Work within a Project Management Office composed of multiple disciplines that support two separate large sites with primary focus on the Geismar site.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Mathematics, or a related technical discipline with at least 2 years of professional experience.
- Working knowledge of estimating, engineering, procurement, accounting, and construction practices.
- Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
- Strong analytical ability, combined with solid focus on quality and detail.
- Excellent computer and communications skills, both verbal and written.
- Chemical plant experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated strong initiative and a self-starter.
- Previous experience in project cost control for industrial construction projects.
- Knowledge of SAP maintenance and project systems.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

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

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