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Project Engineer Job

Date: Feb 2, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Project Engineer-1800617

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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Our Geismar Site Engineering group is continuously improving our ability to execute the capital plan for the production plants and infrastructure at our location. We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our Geismar, LA team.

Project Engineer (1800617) – Geismar, LA

You will be responsible for the development and execution of capital project improvements within our operating units at the Geismar, LA site. You will work closely in teams consisting of Operations, Technology, Design, EHS, and Procurement personnel to ensure the safe and effective implementation of plant expansion, process debottlenecking, and infrastructure improvement projects.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop project scope, generate and/or obtain cost estimates, and prepare appropriation funding requests; ensure appropriate project safety reviews are completed as required, both before and after approval; utilize applicable value improving practices (VIPs) to optimize project scope and costs.
- Seek compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promote a safe working environment for project execution.
- Cultivate partnerships with assigned project manufacturing representatives to execute projects from initial scoping and funding, through detailed engineering and procurement, to startup and commissioning, to final documentation and closure.
- Request and coordinate required process and design engineering and design resources, whether from the site, corporate groups, or outside engineering vendors; prepare engineering design deliverables and procure equipment, fabricated materials, and services.
- Adhere to current corporate and plant requirements for equipment/materials specifications and vendor preferences.
- Maintain SAP project data entries, monitor project progress through scheduling and other tools, perform project status reporting, and control spending through appropriate tracking, forecasting, and adjustments.
- Perform procurement activities as required, including preparing specifications, issuing requisitions, evaluating bids, and dealing with vendors; work with Procurement and comply with applicable guidelines.
- Request necessary construction and commissioning resources from Construction and others as required to install the scope of work.
- Monitor and support construction activities to ensure that projects are completed according to the design deliverables, quality standards, and plant requirements, and that pre-startup safety reviews are conducted.
- Follow-through to ensure Operations achieves a successful project startup, and that any project-related action items are completed.
- Close projects per guidelines, and ensure proper documentation of files, records, databases, and drawings to meet regulatory and BASF requirements.
- Promote identification of lessons learned from completed projects to improve work practices.
- Participate and contribute on engineering discipline teams via ad hoc assignments with other Site and North American engineers to review, update, and develop project management procedures, guidelines, standards, and practices.
- Mentor and coach less-experienced engineers, including participants in the Professional Development Program.

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 in an Engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil; in lieu of an Engineering degree, a degree in Engineering Technology or Construction Management will be considered, with demonstrated experience in project management and/or execution.
- A minimum of 7 years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.
- In-depth knowledge of industry-relevant codes and standards.
- Cross-disciplinary knowledge of civil, piping, mechanical, and electrical/instrumentation disciplines.
- Demonstrated knowledge of project management processes and project execution best practices is a plus.
- Strong analytical thinking, entrepreneurial acting, influencing, leadership, and communication skills.

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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