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Project Engineer - Engineering Job

Date: Jun 4, 2017

Location: Vidalia, LA, US

Company: BASF

Project Engineer - Engineering-1700886

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 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…

We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our Engineering Team, Vidalia, LA at the BASF chemical catalysts manufacturing site.

Project Engineer, Engineering (1700886)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop project scopes, generate and/or obtain cost estimates, and prepare appropriation funding requests. Ensure that 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 promotes 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 then final documentation and closure.
- Request and coordinate required process and design 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
- May also provide support as a discipline engineer for assigned projects, based on engineering degree, background, or experience.
- Maintain SAP project data entries, monitors project progress through scheduling and other tools, performs project status reporting, and controls spending through appropriate tracking, forecasting, and adjustments.
- Perform procurement activities as required, including preparing specifications, issuing requisitions, evaluating bids, and dealing with vendors. Works with Procurement and complies 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 that Operations achieves a successful project startup, and that any project-related action items are completed.
- Close projects per guidelines, and ensures 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 America engineers to review, update, and develop project management procedures, guidelines, standards, and practices.

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…
- BS degree required a focus on Engineering, Chemistry, physics, mathematics construction management/Technical discipline preferred with 5+ years of experience in a chemical or related manufacturing operation.
- Requires understanding of best practices for project management work processes.
- Project engineering experience required.
- Familiarity with Technical standards, accounting practices, and procurement practices required.
- General computer skills, required.
- User knowledge of SAP project functions preferred.
- Demonstrated competencies of analytical thinking, communication and interpersonal understanding, initiative, team working and team leadership, and quality orientation/attention to detail.

Primary Location: US-LA-Vidalia
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CC-Catalysts

Nearest Major Market: Alexandria Louisiana

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