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Project Engineer (1901650) - Vidalia, LA
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our Engineering Team, Vidalia, LA at the BASF chemical catalysts manufacturing site.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your educational background in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Construction Management or a related technical discipline, along with your experience in a chemical or related manufacturing operation, you will develop project scopes, generate and/or obtain cost estimates, and prepare appropriation funding requests. Additionally, you will utilize applicable value-improving practices (VIPs) to optimize project scope and costs.
Your familiarity with technical standards and understanding of best practices for project management work processes will be critical as you 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.
Successfully engaging inside and outside the organization, you will 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.
Your project engineering experience will be essential as you 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. You will also follow through to ensure that Operations achieves a successful project startup, and that any project-related action items are completed.
Your commitment to safety will be critical as you ensure compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promote a safe working environment for project execution. You will also ensure that appropriate project safety reviews are completed as required both before and after approval.
Using your familiarity with procurement practices, you will perform procurement activities as required, including preparing specifications, issuing requisitions, evaluating bids, and dealing with vendors within applicable guidelines.
Your robust computer experience (particularly SAP) will be a valued asset as you 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.
Taking a leadership role while being a team player, you will 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. Additionally, you may also have the opportunity to provide support as a discipline engineer for assigned projects based on your education and work experience.
Being thorough as you are, you will close projects per guidelines, and ensure proper documentation of files, records, databases, and drawings to meet regulatory and BASF requirements. You will also promote identification of lessons learned from completed projects to improve work practices.
Acting with initiative, you will adhere to current corporate and plant requirements for equipment/materials specifications and vendor preferences and request necessary construction and commissioning resources from Construction and others as required to install the scope of work.
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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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Primary Location: US-LA-Vidalia
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-CCP/OV-Production NA Vidalia-63017932
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.