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Advanced Work Packaging Project Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  45744

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


The Eastman AWP and Construction Systems Project Engineer is the liaison between the engineering design process (3D model) and the virtual construction model (VCM).  The primary goal is creation of a data-attributed engineering 3D model, then utilizing this model to prepare a virtual construction model with Construction Work Package (CWP) level definition.  The VCM will be used by the contractor Workface Planning team in the development of Installation Work Packages (IWPs) for field construction. Most activities in this role will be related to the use and development of engineering and construction modeling tools and development of digitalized IWP’s.



  • Must have and foster a Zero Incident Mindset
  • Actively participate in Construction field safety audits to support construction safety and develop knowledge of the projects and field activities.
  • Actively support improvements to the IWP development process and the IWP standard template for integration of safety.


Construction Model Expertise - Project Team Support:

  • Serve as a resource and liaison to the Project Manager, Project Controls Manager, Construction Manager, and project team to deliver a high quality, AWP-compliant model from Engineering to Construction.
  • Ensure the engineering 3D model is built consistently per Eastman AWP data standards as defined in the AWP compliant model specification.  Partner with Engineering to provide the CWP definition either within the engineering model or the VCM.
  • Audit each active SER project per the data specification, provide coaching and feedback on data attribution, support the engineering design teams.
  • Provide initial set-up for each virtual construction model with CWP level definition.
  • Receive weekly updated engineering models and incorporate changes into the VCM without compromising work and data attributes from WFP team. Automate as appropriate
  • Regularly engage with the construction contractor WFP team to hand-off the VCM and then advise and train on use of the model.
  • Assist the WFP team and construction field supervision in VCM model reviews for field supervision input.
  • Development - Understand and learn processes for development of the Path of Construction.
  • Development - Understand and learn processes effective Interactive Planning sessions.


AWP - Technology Integration Leadership:

  • Monitor the Eastman VCM interfaces with SEIGA and other systems for accuracy and reliability.
  • Provide user coaching and training to Eastman team members, the onsite contractor WFP team, and other construction teams on the Eastman VCM.
  • Engage consultants, the WFP team, AWP team, and Eastman IT in WFP and VCM software selection and IT architecture to support maturity of the project tools and linkage to SEIGA.
  • Development – Build improved materials management integration with Eastman Procurement systems as an element of the VCM.





  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science technology, Construction Science or Engineering related discipline preferred.  Extensive experience in construction and 3D modeling systems may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Significant experience with AWP program development &/or implementation
  • Commitment to safety, with a Zero Incident mindset
  • Must be self-driven, eager to learn new skills and be a team player.
  • Expertise with all Microsoft Office standard tools (advanced Excel capabilities).
  • Excellent communication skills and capability to communicate to management, engineering teams, project teams, and field construction.
  • Experience with field construction or maintenance in a chemical process environment.
  • Interest in continual process improvement and support of construction industry best practices.
  • Interest in developing subject matter expertise in 3D modeling, virtual construction modeling, and supporting data system integration.
  • Experience with engineering 3D design tools and/or construction virtual modeling tools considered a plus
  • Experience with a stage gate capital project execution process and project controls fundamentals considered a plus
  • Understanding of the Eastman capital process considered a plus


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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