08 Jul, 2021

Manager, Process System Engineering

  • BASF
  • Shanghai, China
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.



BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry, and operates the Innovation Campus Shanghai, a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over €7.3 billion in 2019 to customers in Greater China and employed 9,230 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit www.basf.com/cn/en   Objectives:

  • 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) like Zhanjiang, Nanjing or overseas for project assignments, review meetings, trainings etc.

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
  • Support 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.


  • Bachelor degree or higher with major in Chemical Engineering
  • At least 15-20 years of experience in process engineering or engineering management
  • International work experience is a plus.
  • Solid skills of spoken & written English and Chinese & technical English
  • Process systems design and/or optimization of major facilities in chemical industry.
  • FEED & Detail Engineering of major facilities in chemical industry

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