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Project Manager Sr. / Staff Job

Date: Aug 31, 2017

Location: Palmyra, MO, US

Company: BASF

Project Manager Sr. / Staff-1703355

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

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

This position is part of an expert group that provides support for BASF Corporation sites in North America. It includes leading regionally and participating globally in the application of maintenance expertise for large heavy duty and critical rotating equipment resulting in increases in performance, plant optimization, and reliability. This role will be responsible for supporting all of North America plans and be a collaborative leader and contributor towards the alignment of global support, including the transfer of maintenance experience into the engineering phase.

The job scope includes Reciprocating and Turbo machinery Compressors, Process Refrigeration, Electrical Drives, Pumps, and Industrial Process Machinery.

Project Manager Sr./Staff (1703355) – Palmyra, MO

The RSC PM (Regional Service Center Project Manager) services the technical support needs for a linked regional site. This position is responsible for providing project management in assigned plant areas to assure proper design, procurement, and construction of capital and expense projects, usually <$15M, per regulatory and BASF standards.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop project scopes, generate and/or obtains cost estimates, and prepare appropriation funding requests. Ensure appropriate project safety reviews are completed as required, both before and after approval. Utilize applicable value-Based Engineering practices (VBE) to optimize project scope and costs.
- Ensure compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promote a safe working environment for project execution.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with assigned project manufacturing representatives to execute projects from initial scoping and funding, through detailed engineering and procurement, to startup and commissioning, and final documentation and closure.
- Request and coordinate required process and discipline engineering and design resources, whether from the site or corporate groups or outside engineering vendors, to prepare engineering design deliverables and to 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.

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 of Science degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and 7 or more years of degreed professional experience in chemical manufacturing or a related industry environment.
- At least 4 years of experience as a Project Manager or Project Engineer.
- Working knowledge of chemical process equipment: rotating equipment, heat transfer, solids handling, storage tanks, and vessels.
- Able to travel up to 50% of the time to support Regional Service Center projects.
- Demonstrated work experience in project execution with strong customer focus capabilities to closely interact with multiple organizational levels.
- Solid interpersonal, communication, administrative, personal motivation, and personal adaptability skills.
- Must have generic competencies of analytical thinking, communication, and interpersonal understanding, initiative, teamwork and team leadership, and quality orientation/attention to detail.
- Understanding of best practices for project management work processes.
- General computer skills.

- Professional engineering license is a plus.
- Familiarity with BASF Technical standards, accounting practices, and procurement policies.
- User knowledge of SAP project functions.
- Knowledge of the BASF Project Execution Roadmap is desirable.

Position will be filled at a level commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

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

Nearest Major Market: Hannibal

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