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TAR Cost Control Engineer, Sr Job

Date: Jan 9, 2018

Location: Port Arthur, TX, US

Company: BASF

TAR Cost Control Engineer, Sr-1800085

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…

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

Turnaround Cost Control Engineer Senior – Port Arthur, TX 1800085

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, and preparation of turnaround and project cost reports.
- Assist in the development and improvement of cost controlling tools and processes.
- Display strong analytical skills to allow for proper assessments of projects to identify potential issues. In addition, support development and recommend solutions via communication and support with Project Management.
- Work both independently and with a team in carrying out a project’s cost control and forecasting.
- Perform studies, analysis, and bid analysis for complex service contracts.
- Manage audits of invoices.
- Evaluate field change orders and validate contractor estimate and pricing.
- Develop 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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree Engineering, Construction Management, Finance/Accounting, or another technical degree, with a 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 solid focus on quality and detail.
- Excellent computer and communications skills, verbal and written.
- Chemical plant experience is 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 desired.

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-TX-Port Arthur
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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