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...
We have big goals for our North American Central Engineering group and we're working hard to build our Process and Project Engineering teams. We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our Geismar, LA team.
Project Engineer (1800089) – Geismar, LA
You will be responsible for the development and execution of capital project improvements within our operating units at the Geismar, LA site. You will work closely in teams consisting of Operations, Technology, Design, EHS, and Procurement personnel to ensure the safe and effective implementation of plant expansion, process debottlenecking, and infrastructure improvement projects.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Develop project scope, generate and/or obtain cost estimates, and prepare appropriation funding requests; ensure 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 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 to final documentation and closure.
Request and coordinate required process and design engineering and design resources, whether from the site, corporate groups, or outside engineering vendors; prepare engineering design deliverables and procure equipment, fabricated materials, and services.
Adhere to current corporate and plant requirements for equipment/materials specifications and vendor preferences.
Occasionally provide support as a discipline engineer for assigned projects, based on engineering degree, background, or experience.
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.
Perform procurement activities as required, including preparing specifications, issuing requisitions, evaluating bids, and dealing with vendors; work with Procurement, and comply 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 Operations achieves a successful project startup, and that project-related action items are completed.
Close projects per guidelines, and ensure 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.
Mentor and coach less-experienced engineers, including participants in the Professional Development Program.
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.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.