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Turnaround Cost Control Engineer Senior Job

Date: Dec 30, 2016

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: BASF

Turnaround Cost Control Engineer Senior-1603307

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

Are you a high achiever looking for an opportunity to directly impact the success of your team and the organization?

Are you passionate about collaborating with world-class colleagues to solve complex challenges?

Do you have a global mindset and a passion for innovation and sustainability?

If this sounds like you, then we want to get to know you...

We are BASF, the world's largest chemical company and the leader in sustainable chemical solutions.

BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We have big goals for our North American Central Engineering group and we are working hard to build our Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering teams. We are seeking a Turnaround Cost Control Engineer Senior.

This is where you come in.

Turnaround Cost Control Engineer Senior (1603307)

You will be part of the Corporate Engineering Services Department and will provide cost control supporting turnarounds and capital projects throughout North America.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide Cost Control for turnarounds and large capital investments of various size and complexity.
- Actively participate in the overall cost control process, ensuring proper progress tracking and change management systems are in place and effectively functioning in construction and detailed engineering phases of projects.
- Provide proper variance explanation and root causes analysis of changes.
- Develop turnaround estimates, turnaround and project cost forecasts, preparing of turnaround and project cost reports.
- Assist in the development and improvement of cost controlling tools and processes.
- Strong analytical skills that will allow proper assessments of projects to identify potential issues. In addition, be able support development and recommend solutions via communication and support with Project Management.
- Will be required to work both independently and with a team in carrying out a project’s cost control and forecasting
- Perform studies and analysis
- Perform bid analysis for complex service contracts
- Perform audits of invoices
- Evaluate field change orders and validate contractor estimate and pricing
- Development and support of contracting strategy for large capital projects efforts

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

for Success: What We Look For in You…
- BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance/Accounting or another technical degree and minimum of 7 years professional experience.
- At least 5 years of experience in turnaround and / or capital project cost control.
- Ability to work in a diverse team environment; strong collaborative skills
- Strong analytical ability combined with strong focus on quality and detail
- Excellent computer and communications skills, verbal and written
- Chemical plant experience a plus
- Demonstrated strong initiative and self-starter

- Knowledge of SAP maintenance and project systems is preferred.
- Working knowledge of engineering, procurement, accounting, and construction with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Turnaround cost control preferred.

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

This position requires 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-TX-Houston
Other Locations: US-TX-Port Arthur
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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