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Project Cost Estimating Engineer, Sr./Staff Job

Date: Sep 26, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Project Cost Estimating Engineer, Sr./Staff-1703749

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 Estimating Engineer to work within our Geismar Site Engineering Department and be responsible for developing cost estimates for capital projects and turnarounds primarily for the Geismar, LA site.

You will work both independently and with a team in carrying out cost estimating efforts.

Project Cost Estimating Engineer, Sr./Staff (1703749) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Support the development of conceptual and detailed cost estimates for capital projects (study grade through appropriation grade).
- Perform bid analysis for complex service contracts.
- Systematically gather market intelligence for updating material and labor costs in existing estimating systems.
- Assist the cost control team by estimating Scope Changes and Field Changes during execution.
- Work with cost control to gather input on actual project costs to update developed cost databases and systems.
- Provide cost estimating support to project teams and business partners during value engineering and option analysis.
- Assist in the development and improvement of cost estimating and project controls tools and processes.
- Perform studies and analysis.
- Develop and support contracting strategies for capital projects.
- Work within a Project Management Office composed of multiple disciplines to support two separate large sites, with a 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, or a related technical discipline with at least 7 years of relevant working experience.
- A minimum of 5 years of direct experience working in Capital Projects in the Chemical/Petrochemical (or similar) industry with an emphasis on cost estimating, project management /engineering, or construction.
- Strong analytical, technical and communication skills, combined with an ability to work within a team environment. Routine presentations to senior management are frequently required.
- Working knowledge of SAP maintenance and project systems is a plus.
- Ability to work well under pressure and possession of strong conflict management skills.
- Participation in continuing education (engineering disciplines and the construction field), as well as related professional organizations.

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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