22 May, 2024

(Senior) Chemical Engineer for Process Engineering (m/f/d)

  • BASF
  • Ludwigshafen, Germany
Chemical Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


The Service Unit Global Engineering Services crafts and engineers a sustainable future with world class technical expertise. Our interdisciplinary, global, committed teams serve the BASF businesses to grow with our customers, products and markets. We add value by delivering competitive execution of investments. On construction sites across the globe, we deliver safe and reliable solutions to build and keep BASF assets operating at top performance. In doing so, we continuously improve and drive digital transformation.


The Global Project Engineering unit is responsible for the planning of our global investment projects, from the coordination of concepts to implementation at our sites. We support our business units worldwide in investment projects, starting with the concept development and the preparation of the planning documents to the construction and commissioning of the plants.

  • A typical entry-level opportunity is Conceptual Process Design, in which you take responsibility for the process engineering and equipment development of the plant concepts.
  • Together with experts from other fields, you will design the technical concepts of the process and develop possibilities for energy and economic optimization.
  • To do this, you use modern simulation tools for thermodynamic or event-based, time- discrete modeling. 
  • The project units offer you the opportunity to experience the opportunity to realize large investment projects as a process engineer after the concept phase.
  • You will always be part of an interdisciplinary and mostly intercultural project team and use the latest digital tools to implement a workflow tailored to the respective project.


  • degree (M.Sc, diploma, doctorate) in the field of process engineering or chemical engineering
  • ideally, initial experience in the conceptual design of chemical plants
  • in-depth knowledge of process engineering separation operations
  • initial experience with tools for process simulation or engineering
  • analytical and structured way of working in order to be able to respond to the wishes of your customers and advise them in the best possible way
  • confident, targeted and clear communication in German and English in order to be able to convey even complex issues in an understandable way


  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.
  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.
  • A team in which cooperation and mutual support will help you progress every day.
  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.
  • Childcare facilities at LuKids so that you can combine work and private life.


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to: Iris Christiane Kappeler, iris-christiane.kappeler@basf.com, Tel.:+49 30-20055403

First information about our application process can be found here: http://on.basf.com/applicationprocess.

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at http://on.basf.com/BASFSE_LU

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