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BASF Instrument and Controls Design Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

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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.

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Instrument and Controls Design Engineer (2102766) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for a candidate like you to provide instrumentation and controls engineering leadership on all phases of capital and expense projects including, but not limited to, scope development, cost estimating, specification, procurement of equipment, construction packages, quality assurance, and technical support for startup and commissioning. You will collaborate with a team of internal and external partners to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects. As a subject matter expert, we are relying on you to provide technical leadership and to drive highly efficient and effective I&C solutions on capital projects.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your strong educational and professional background in Instrumentation and Controls Engineering, you will provide engineering expertise and leadership in the specification, design, requisition, and installation of new process instrumentation in accordance with plant design requirements, BASF standards, and regulatory requirements.

  • Your extensive knowledge of process Instrumentation & Controls will be essential as you lead the instrument discipline effort during front end loading and detail design on capital projects. You will also serve as the Design Lead on DCS migration projects.

  • Your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will be essential as you develop Safety Requirement Specifications for Safety Instrumented Functions and calculate Safety Integrity Levels in accordance with IEC 61511-1 and BASF requirements.

  • Your flexibility and agility will be an asset as you manage multiple projects, initiatives, and commitments simultaneously. You will be responsible for the overall ownership and execution of your assigned I&C projects.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will collaborate with plant operations, maintenance, engineering, and external engineering firms. You will provide quality checks on construction packages, perform inspections and factory acceptance tests, and provide technical support for the startup and commissioning of new projects. As a subject matter expert, you will help mentor other engineers.

  • Your ability to make crucial business decisions will be valued as you will identify areas of cost reduction, develop safe effective solutions, and drive continuous improvement.


  • Your solid attention to detail and organization skills will be important as you develop/monitor instrument cost estimates, manpower forecasts/tracking, schedule and budget metrics, and provide responsive and effective communications regarding your project activities.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: GEN/OG-GEIS Engineering-63000381

Title: Instrument and Controls Design Engineer

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2102766