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Engineering Manager


Job Field: Engineering
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_24237

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We have over 110,000 employees connecting around the world. For you, this means an almost unlimited range of job opportunities, career development and lots of potential to continue learning . At BASF we believe strongly in the power of connected minds.


BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, BASF is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus in Shanghai as a research and development hub for the Asia Pacific region.


  • Provide leadership to process engineers focusing on development of their capabilities and development of process engineering tools and workflow.
  • Guide process engineers to the projects and lead investment project consulting activities such as site selection, feasibility study and plant revamp
  • Provide leadership support to investment projects in optimization, development, enhancement and transfer of processes and technologies and ensuring a high quality of process engineering work
  • Contribute to projects as Engineering Manager by coordination, monitoring and control of all engineering related activities in all project phases and assume responsibility for schedule, costs and functionality within engineering.
  • Within projects ensure the development of high quality engineering deliverables and services by implementation of BASF quality, safety, health and environment guidelines and procedures
  • Mobility is required for traveling and staying (short/long term) overseas for project assignments, review meetings, trainings etc.
  • Capable of handling a group of process engineers

Main Task:

  • Develop and implement trainings for process engineers including P&ID development, standardized usage of process calculation tools and process engineering workflow.
  • Develop leadership skills of process engineers required for In-house Owners Engineering and for project execution with Engineering Contractors.
  • Provide leadership to process engineers to support timely completion of conceptual planning, extended conceptual planning and detail engineering including the design change management and consistency checks
  • Spot Check on process design data for equipment, safety devices according to functional and process requirements.
  • Spot check process engineering deliverables such as Process-Flow-Diagram, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, list of wastes & emissions, utility lists and process data sheets
  • Spot check the preparation of documents for SHE review and the implementation of respective requirements in project design process and project documentation
  • Minimize investment cost and/or total cost of ownership by developing "intelligent & feasible concepts" and using synergies to other plants and facilities.
  • Promote enhancement, development & transfer (= ownership) of investment project related processes, engineering tools and technologies
  • As Engineering Manager: Develop project objectives in cooperation with the business unit, assume responsibility for functionality, cost and schedule; coordinate and tracking engineering work between all involved disciplines and all involved contractors and Represent Owner interests towards contractors, vendors, authorities etc..
  • Ensure and comply with BASFs SHE group directive, quality procedures, information protection guideline and compliance policy.


  • Education:
    • Bachelor degree or higher with major in Chemical Engineering
    • At least 15 years of experience in process engineering or engineering management
    • International work experience
    • Solid skills of spoken & written English & technical English
  • Technical & Professional Knowledge:
  • Solid knowledge in:
    • Process systems design and/or optimization of major facilities in chemical industry
    • FEED & Detail Engineering of major facilities in chemical industry
    • Common Work flow, Division of Work (DoW), in different project phases
    • Setup and division of work in different project phases in local & international project environment
    • Local (GB Codes) and international codes & standards
    • Integrated 2D/3D planning tools, CAD and process software
    • BASF standards & guidelines / Best Practice & Special requirements
    • ITB document preparation & TBE / clarification activities
    • Squad-check, cross-discipline communication, interface management
    • BASF internal, external vendor & licensor negotiations
    • Leadership during technical solution selection
    • Discipline staffing plan, schedule control, design input /output coordination
    • MTO template & cost estimate tools
  • Good knowledge in:
    • Project management & schedule optimization
    • Market knowledge of major discipline goods price / unit rate
    • Construction for major facility in chemical industry
    • Equipment, major discipline goods & service suppliers
    • Legal/licensing/contract laws

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