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Planning and Scheduling Manager Job

Date: Mar 8, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: BASF

Planning and Scheduling Manager-1705219

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…

This position supports BASF’s strategic plan by championing and managing the Planning and Scheduling team within the Corporate Project Management Office. This group is responsible for providing Planning and Scheduling for large capital projects for new chemical plants, major expansions, and debottlenecking of existing plants and infrastructure facilities.

Planning and Scheduling Manager (1705219) – Houston, Texas

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Be responsible for planning and scheduling of large capital projects throughout North America.
- Set resource requirements for the Planning and Scheduling department.
- Establish goals for the department and individual team members.
- Actively participate in the overall planning process, development of detailed schedules for FEL, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning phases.
- Identify, analyze, and offer mitigation strategies for project delays, and support transparent reporting to management.
- Ensure BASF Planning and Scheduling procedures and guidelines are consistently and correctly applied on projects.
- Perform schedule assessments for the Project Execution Comments at key stages in the phase gate process which is provided to Commission S and/or the BoD.
- Initiate, lead, and support continuous regional improvement projects (e.g., methods, tools, processes) to continually improve Planning and Scheduling. Ensure BASF standards and work processes reflect industry best practices.
- Work with and/or lead global teams to fulfil the goals of the relevant Global Engineering and Maintenance Work Groups and Global Collaboration Teams (Planning and Scheduling and Project Support Services).

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 Engineering, Construction Management, or a related technical discipline and at least 12 years of professional experience, of which a minimum of 7 years of experience in planning and scheduling; OR Master’s degree with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of experience in planning and scheduling; OR High School Diploma and at least 16 years of project/Construction experience, of which a minimum of 11 years of planning and scheduling experience.
- Proven ability in supervising and leadership. Experience directly managing others preferred.
- Experience with the execution of large capital projects (>$20 million) required
- Industry experience preferred includes chemical/petrochemical, oil & gas, or related heavy industrial fields. Turnaround planning and scheduling experience a plus.
- In-depth technical knowledge about overall project planning, workflow, schedule risk analysis, risk management, and detailed scheduling work processes for all phases of a project including FEL, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning.
- Demonstrated strong collaboration, facilitation, and teamwork skills
- Excellent Primavera and MS Project use and knowledge.
- Schedule Risk Analysis Software experience (i.e. Acumen Fuse).
- Excellent computer skills, primarily in Excel.
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Ability to travel up to 40%.

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

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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