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Engineering Disciplines Manager


Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702986

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… This position is responsible for the management of engineering disciplines related with Wyandotte Engineering Hub activities and technical support. This team provides the lead role for detailed engineering and design of small- to medium-sized capital projects in existing plants and infrastructure facilities, as well as engineering support for Instrument/ Controls, Electrical, Civil/Structural and Mechanical disciplines. Responsible for leading the design efforts preserving and ensuring quality and deliverables from our engineering partners and architectural firms. Provides discipline leadership through participation in Site, North America, and Global Center of Excellence (CoE) activities. Engineering Disciplines Manager (1702986) – Wyandotte, MI Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Serve as leader of the Engineering Disciplines Team, providing leadership in the preparation of Front End Loading design packages, Detailed Design Engineering and Studies, typically for more than 100 active projects
  • Conduct planning discussions with Project Managers to coordinate Disciplines team work execution and expectations.
  • Determine which design work is performed by outside resources, and for monitoring and evaluating performance/quality of the design work of outside engineering firms.
  • Develop work management and execution strategies for Wyandotte Engineering Hub led activities to align with supported activities.
  • Drive efficiency and effectiveness across functional group support to Wyandotte Engineering Hub, particularly EHS and Procurement.
  • Responsible for the personnel development and training of the Engineers, Designers, and clerical support within the Disciplines Team.
  • May coordinate the review and implementation of new and revised BASF Corporation Standards and Procedures as leader of North American Design Discipline COEs.
  • Assure that relevant Design and Technical Standards are consistently and correctly applied to capital investments and technical support across the Sites.
  • Provide leadership to assure that interdisciplinary checking of design work is performed.
  • Assure consistent compliance with regulatory requirements and site master planning guidelines.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for document control services for project and other related functions.
  • Implement continuous work process improvements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the discipline engineering group.
  • Responsible for resource planning, quality gate management, and tracking performance KPIs such as man-hour and schedule indices for each discipline.
  • Manage/foster contractor in-house and outside relationship.
  • Management of Site Technical Standards.
  • Responsible for 8 direct reports and 4-8 contractor resources.

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. BASFRS

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline, preferably Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, with 12 or more years of project engineering or design experience in a chemical / petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.
  • 5 or more years of proven managerial and leadership experience
  • Knowledge of chemical plant design, unit operations, and techniques of the chemical industry, as well as familiarity with the products, raw materials, and processes of supported plants.
  • Available for up to 20% travel in support of the business.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks at one time.
  • Self-starter, excellent communication skills, organization, coordination, influencing, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage an organization of highly-skilled discipline engineering resources.
  • Embrace diversity.
  • Working knowledge of capital purchasing and accounting practices, relevant discipline cost engineering, and engineering contracting.
  • Working knowledge of CAD/CAE systems and management practices for controlling technical documentation


  • Professional Engineer License.
  • Direct Capital Project Management experience is a plus.
  • PMO leadership experience desired.

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