BASF Project Engineer, Senior / Staff in Port Arthur, Texas

Are you a high achiever looking for an opportunity to directly impact the success of your team and the organization?

Are you passionate about collaborating with world-class colleagues to solve complex challenges?

Do you have a global mindset and a passion for innovation and sustainability?

If this sounds like you, then we want to get to know you...

We are BASF, the world's largest chemical company andtheleader in sustainable chemical solutions.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We have big goals for our Technical Engineering Services group and we're working hard to build our Project Engineering team.

This is where you come in.

Project Engineer, Sr. / Staff (1700048)

You will be responsible for the development and execution of capital project improvements within our operating units at the Port Arthur, TX 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 that appropriate project safety reviews are completed as required both before and after approval; utilize applicable value based reviews 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 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; 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, monitors 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 that Operations achieves a successful project startup, and that any 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.
  • Enlist Construction involvement during design effort and provides support to 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.
  • 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.

Ingredients for Success: You Will…

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other related technical discipline and at least 7 years of Project Engineering experience in a chemical / petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated record of 6 plus years of combined experience as a Project Manager or Project Engineer for capital or expense projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management processes and project execution best practices.
  • Practical working knowledge of chemical processes, process equipment, and general project execution in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of SAP or a similar enterprise project software.

Preferred:

  • An advanced engineering degree and / or professional engineering (PE) license.
  • Experience in a cracker is a plus.
  • Cost Control / Cost Estimation proficiency
  • Ability to innovate and sell ideas to improve the cost, schedule, and execution of projects will be highly valued.Ability to innovate and sell ideas to improve the cost, schedule, and execution of projects will be highly valued.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-CPN-Petrochemicals North America

Title: Project Engineer, Senior / Staff

Location: TX-Port Arthur

Requisition ID: 1700048