Senior Civil Design Engineer











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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.


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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.


And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America’s Best Large Employers. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!


Senior Civil Design Engineer (2101645) – Freeport, TX


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to join our team.  In this role, you will be responsible for leading the Civil and Structural engineering design efforts on all phases of small to medium sized greenfield and brownfield capital and expense projects for the BASF Freeport.  This will include, but not be limited to scope development, cost estimating, specification, procurement, construction packages, quality assurance, and technical support for startup and commissioning. In addition to project support, this position will be responsible to provide technical support/solutions on Civil and Structural maintenance activities at the Freeport site from inspection, analysis, and repair plans, which would be at least 30% of the role. You will collaborate with a team of internal and external partners to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects and maintenance activities.

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

Formula for Success


  • Leveraging your bachelors degree or higher in Civil Engineering, along with your extensive Civil and Structural engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, you will provide engineering expertise and leadership for the Civil and Structural design engineering for execution of projects and maintenance activities at the site. 

  • Demonstrating your technical knowledge, you will lead the engineering efforts for Civil and Structural engineering and design manhour estimates, material take offs, designs as well as provide guidance to Civil designers for expected deliverables in a construction work package while ensuring adherence to BASF Technical Standards, Industry Standards, and applicable regulatory codes, you will also be required to provide technical support to the maintenance teams for inspection, studies and repair plans of existing plant infrastructure.

  • Your flexibility and agility to manage several tasks with different and changing priorities will be key as you effectively execute project design, provide technical expertise on maintenance activities, and troubleshoot during construction and startup.

  • Your proven ability to collaborate will be essential as you engage with a multi-discipline team, inclusive of all design disciplines, project engineering, operations, construction, project controls, high value engineering and external engineering partners on projects , Asset and maintenance teams on civil maintenance activities.

  • Your strong passion for problem solving and innovation will be a valued asset as you independently drive safe, sustainable, and innovative solutions to opportunities within the design work process to further increase the efficiency and predictability of capital projects.

    Your superior communication and interpersonal skills will serve you well as you participate in project meetings, propose alternate value-based engineering savings, serve on standardization initiatives, and engage with Maintenance, Technical Expertise, Technical Rules Committee, and Peer Working Groups.

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.

A unique total offer: you@BASF

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We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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Freeport, TX, US, 77541

BASF Corporation
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