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Project Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  26764

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA



This position is a Project Engineering position within Eastman’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction organization.   The individual selected for this opportunity will provide mechanical project engineering support for a large project at Eastman’s Indian Orchard Saflex facility in Springfield, Massachussets.  This position will also provide an opportunity to gain experience in: 


Construction Management

  • Planning for construction
  • Selection of strategies
  • Bid package preparation

PM Training

  • Eastman Capital Processes
  • Presentation and effective communication with business
  • Project Scheduling
  • RFQ preparation
  • Project Execution Strategies
  • Forecasting, negotiating
  • Managing project team performance
  • Interface/Coordination with Construction Manager


Location:  This position will be hosted at the Indian Orchard Site in Springfield, Massachusetts through project completion, which is estimated to Q3/Q4 of 2021.     After project completion the position can continue to be hosted at the IO site or in Kingsport, Tennessee.      


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide Engineering technical support during the design, construction and documentation phases of capital project.
  • Provide Project Management Leadership for assigned small capital projects support the larger project.
  • Define scope and alternatives for capital projects and provide engineering support from feasibility, front end engineering, construction, and project start up
  • Design, specify, install and troubleshoot process modifications and equipment for assigned projects.
  • Lead cross functional teams comprised of Eastman and Outside Contracted engineers while being able to work individually
  • Provide CMR (contractor management representative) support to assure oversight of job execution
  • Investigate, recommend and implement new technology for continuous improvements during project.



  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years related Project Engineering, Plant Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills in managing cross functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiply projects at once
  • Good communication, technical, and organizational skills
  • High degree of initiative to drive projects through from feasibility to startup
  • Ability to contribute individually and in a team environment
  • Management of Change experience
  • Process Safety Management experience, 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: Springfield MA

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