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Project Engineer

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Job Title: Project Engineer
Location: Peekskill, NY, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA
Company: BASF - We Create Chemistry
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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In 2016 BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigments 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  

What You'll Be Doing - We are seeking a professional like you to provide technical expertise to the Technical Organization by utilizing your 5 + years of experience in project management.  You will have accountability for providing technical leadership for the development and execution of capital projects at the Peekskill Site. 
  • You will provide support to other technical initiatives as needed for operational support and plant optimization.  You will work in close collaboration with other project managers at the site, providing technical support for project management when needed.  
  • In terms of Capital Project Management, you will lead all phases of assigned capital and/or expense projects as determined by site/business priorities and capital spending budget.  This includes development of functional requirements, scope development, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup, VIP Reviews, and EHS Step Reviews. 
  • In terms of Operational Support, you will provide engineering support to operations and maintenance as needed for process troubleshooting, reliability improvements, and problem solving.  These efforts may require formal team participation or leadership, but also may involve informal work groups. Excellent communication skills and strong team interaction are essential to the efforts. 
  • In terms of Plant Optimization, you will provide engineering support towards efforts to improve plant processes and reduce costs.  Depending on the nature of the opportunity, this may be accomplished through participation and/or leadership on teams or as an individual effort.
  • 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? Required
  • B.S. in Chemical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Ability to lead all phases (scope development, cost estimating, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up) of capital projects.
  • Knowledge and experience in capital project management, structured and disciplined problem solving, and ability to act independently will assist you in your success.
  • Desired

  • Knowledge of Project Management policies/procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic AutoCAD.
  • Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment.
  • Bonus Points

  • If you hold a PE license, that is a plus.
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    Job Post Date: 07/19/19
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