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Project Engineer - Jefferson Site

Job Requisition ID:  24347

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit


The Project Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of capital projects at the Jefferson, PA Site.  Key deliverables include maintaining high safety performance standards, regulatory compliance and delivering reliable operability as intended in the project scope with completion on schedule and on budget.  The Project Engineer will also provide technical support as needed to assist in maintaining safe, reliable manufacturing operations. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain high safety performance standards at all times  
  • Maintain regulatory compliance at all times  
  • Function as the Project Manager for capital projects
  • Work with the appropriate site departments, corporate and local engineering firms to develop project scopes, permit requirements, cost estimates, and installation schedules  
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA PSM (PSI, MOC, PHA, PSSR, etc.)  
  • Understand and comply with engineering standards and code requirements  
  • Obtain environmental, building, and safety permits as required  
  • Prepare and submit capital project approval requests (SCPs, SORs and SERs) 
  • Work with various disciplines, including drafting, to complete detailed designs, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, control systems, plot plans, isometric drawings, etc. 
  • Prepare specifications and obtain competitive bids/quotes for equipment, materials and contractor services  
  • Prepare purchase requisitions  
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and manage project costs to meet budgetary requirements  
  • Prepare detailed project schedules and manage to meet completion deadlines  
  • Coordinate and oversee contract personnel doing design and construction work  
  • Coordinate activities of site maintenance personnel supporting capital projects 
  • Provide training and start-up support including procedures and manuals 
  • Provide VPF information and spare parts lists for needed for ongoing maintenance 
  • Maintain detailed project documentation for future reference 
  • Provide troubleshooting and ongoing post-project support as needed  
  • Assist in developing annual site capital budget by providing budgetary estimates 
  • Participate on multi-departmental teams addressing site issues  
  • Provide general technical support to site departments as needed 
  • Meet weekly with Engineering Manger to review projects and workloads  


Education & Basic Skill Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university is required. 
  • Professional Engineer certification for State of Pennsylvania a plus  
  • 3+ years minimum of capital project management experience  
  • Experience with construction projects and codes especially in the chemical industry 
  • Knowledge of basic safety (OSHA PSM) and environmental regulations as they pertain to chemical plant operations  
  • Able to develop and execute project schedules (EPC)  
  • Able to develop cost estimates and manage project budgets within those estimates. 
  • Basic computer skills (spreadsheet, word processing, presentations, email) 
  • AutoCAD, SAP, CIWeb, Primavera, MS Project, Relief Calc, ASPEN a plus 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills able to work within teams and as an individual  
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels within the plant  
  • Self-starter and initiator  
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities  
  • Strong organization skills and ability to find practical solutions to technical issues 
  • Good negotiating and influence skills  
  • Experience with PLC, DCS control systems and OSI PI a plus


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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