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BASF Project Engineer in Newport, Delaware

In 2016, BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigment’s activities. With sales of about €1 billion and 2,600 employees globally, BASF Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. This global business unit fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

What You'll Be Doing - The Project Engineer role is a key position at the Newport site. The position is responsible for ensuring safety, productivity, and capital project implementation is executed every day in line with the expectations of the Project Engineering Group Leader.

  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors. Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System. Support behavior-based safety (ERP) through safety contacts and supporting SIREN observers on your team to complete behavior-based observations in support of an improved safety culture.

  • Develop project scopes (incl. PFD's, P&ID's, specification sheets, equipment sizing, etc.) generate and/or obtain cost estimates, and prepare project submittal documents to obtain necessary funding authorizations.

  • Ensure that the capital investment projects comply with Corporate Technical Guidelines & site/corporate EHS guidelines.

  • Organize, plan, supervise and manage all activities associated with minor capital investment to achieve the requirements of a given project in a timely and cost-effective manner as defined by the business needs to ensure business targets are achieved.

  • Provide technical expertise and best practices to implement the project engineering requirements of the site and represent the engineering department as a technical authority to define the concept scope and approach on minor capital projects through to completion & operational.

  • Provide support to manufacturing and process development teams in areas of project related activities. Devise and develop cost effective /cost saving opportunities which will support the business needs.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

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

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • BS in electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering.

  • Minimum 3 years project engineering or related experience within a chemical plant environment.

  • Working knowledge of capital project implementation process from initial realization of the project through to commissioning and startup in the field.

  • Direct experience in communicating with technical professionals and managing tradespersons & contractors.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.

  • Strong technical skills to help learn/apply troubleshooting problems in the different manufacturing areas to optimize plant performance.

  • Well-developed and practical knowledge of occupational and process safety requirements (LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work, PPE, etc)

  • Demonstrated agility in the following competencies: Teamwork, Customer Focus, Collaboration, Entrepreneurial Action, Strategic Thinking, Business and Financial.

Bonus Points

  • Do you have experience using SAP and MS Office? Great!

  • Having a passion for craftsmanship, continuous improvement, and meeting customer needs will help you succeed in this role.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: G-EDP/PNN-Operations Pigments Newport-63008854

Title: Project Engineer

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1805624