BASF Electrical Design Engineer Sr. / Staff in Geismar, Louisiana

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. We have big goals for our North American Central Engineering group and we're working hard to build our Electrical Engineering design team.

This is where you come in.

We're looking for an Electrical Engineer who will Lead electrical design efforts to support the development of basic and detailed design of new plants and their infrastructure as well as additions or modifications to existing facilities, in coordination with Project Managers and other Design Disciplines.

Electrical Design Engineer Sr./Staff (1703460) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Develop Electrical Distribution Systems, Single Line Diagrams, and Protection Schemes.

  • Performing Electrical Short Circuit and Load Flow studies; Electrical Protective Device Coordination studies; Electrical Arc Flash Analysis; and Hazardous Area Classification studies.

  • Develop Substation Arrangements.

  • Prepare specifications and perform bid evaluations for:

  • Electrical equipment

  • Electrical Heat Tracing Systems

  • Fire Detection and Protection Systems

  • Review vendor drawings for specification compliance.

  • Coordinate in-house Electrical Design Drafting activities, including but not limited to:

  • Power Distribution Systems, underground and overhead

  • Lighting

  • Grounding

  • Electrical Heat Tracing

  • Monitor work performed by outside contractor engineers and designers to ensure quality, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Interpret and adhere to BASF Technical Standards, industry standards, and regulatory codes.

  • Support the installation of electrical equipment and systems.

  • Performing shop and field inspections of electrical equipment and systems.

  • Participate in plant start-up and troubleshooting.

  • Review, validate/challenge, and provide constructive feedback on new and revised BASF Technical Standards and Site Practices relating to electrical engineering.

  • Review BASF EHS Standards and governmental codes and regulations for changes affecting BASF Technical standards and design 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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required with experience to provide intimate knowledge of the theory and practice of Electrical Engineering as used in a chemical plant and/or industrial operation.

  • A minimum of 7 years in electrical design engineering and related fields with at least 5 years in the chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing company.

  • Knowledgeable in NFPA-70 (NEC) as it applies to the chemical plant environment.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Knowledge of CAE tools, including SKM Power tools.

  • Experience in Microstation design drafting software application desired.

  • Knowledge of NFPA-70E electrical workplace safety standards is a plus.

  • Knowledge of electrical maintenance/reliability best practices and Root Cause Failure Analysis methods of fault analysis/resolution is preferable.

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

This position requires the incumbent to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-FTN-Engineering/Maintenance North America

Title: Electrical Design Engineer Sr. / Staff

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 1703460