Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 125 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 85 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East Region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs some 2,000 staff worldwide from 50 nations and is now Germany's largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer.

Take the chance by joining Wintershall to become part of our global team and apply for our department at our headquarters in Kassel.
Graduate Program

(inter)national assignments


Helene Hein
HR Management
Phone:+49 561 301 2804

Application Deadline:
February 28, 2019
SPEAD for Project Engineers
Next start: January 2020

Project Engineering:                                     
The project engineer will take a role with increasing responsibility in a multi-discipline project team to develop and manage project scopes from a feasibility study, during the technical design, plant installation until commissioning and start-up for an oil & gas plant.

Breakdown of main duties:
  • Liaise with clients of our operating companies to identify the technical requirements, constraints, deliverables and ensure clear scope
  • Prepare conceptual, detailed engineering including commercial aspects for production, transportation and/or storage facilities
  • Preparation of tender documents, technical tender evaluation and contract award in conjunction with procurement
  • Contractor supervision during construction and fabrication acceptance tests of equipment
  • Initiate hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies and safety review meetings
  • Prepare, promote and support implementation of new technologies
  • Maintain up-to date knowledge and communicate relevant news effectively to the worldwide Wintershall operating companies
What you can expect:
  • A tailor-made combination of practical “on the job” training supplemented by selected technicaltraining courses for a duration of 24 months
  • Be part of a committed team and participate in challenging and meaningful business relevant projects in domestic and international assignment locations
  • Clear and competent technical supervision from senior staff as well as proactive support from mentors and SPEAD coordinators
What we expect:                         
  • Master degree, equivalent or PhD (chemical engineering, process engineering, subsea engineering or related studies)
  • University study in a reasonable time frame and demonstrable academic achievement
  • At least one E&P relevant internship
  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills and proficiency in another foreign language
  • International experience (school exchange program, internship, study at foreign university)
  • Highly developed social and interpersonal skills
  • High flexibility and willingness to work and relocate internationally
We offer:
  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging working environment
  • Networking and familiarization within the company
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family, and health
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages 
We are looking forward to your application! For more information about the SPEAD program: