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Civil Area Expert

Job Requisition ID:  46431

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


Note: We are looking to staff positions across all of Plant Engineering Areas


The Civil Area Expert will provide primary technical leadership within a KPE group aligned with one or more operational divisions at Eastman’s Tennessee Operations site. The Civil Area Expert will serve as the primary mentor for early career employees within the Civil discipline. The area expert will leverage their expertise to provide workload portfolio management for their area of support, lead large capital projects (SCPs/SERs) or SWAT teams, help with turnaround coordination, and drive small capital execution excellence. Other responsibilities include D&ER feedback to supervisor, and peer review responsibilities for early career employees. 


Employee & Technical Development

  • Serve as a leader in the application of a Zero Incident Mindset (ZIM), with a consistent demonstration of both personal and process safety principles for other team members
  • Mentor newer engineers and / or technologists within the KPE team 
  • Provide Development & Evaluation Review (D&ER) feedback for new-hire team members to supervision 
  • Complete technical peer review of early career employee projects, or delegate as needed
  • Review exceptions to engineering standards 


Manufacturing Alignment

  • Manage the portfolio of engineering project work for the assigned area 
  • Provide oversight for team’s turnaround (TAR) engineering deliverables
  • Participate and lead “SWAT” efforts or business growth projects as needed
  • Maintain high-level understanding of assets and business objectives for the assigned area
  • Manage the portfolio of capital engineering project work for the assigned area 
  • Complete capital project reviews and analysis with team members
  • Participate in Project Value Review Teams (PVRTs) 
  • Provide technical engineering oversight and execution for SERs and SCPs
  • Participate in SCP Execution Excellence Key Initiative (KI) as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from an ABET-accredited college/university 
  • Previous experience in a technical role with project management experience required. 
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience developing engineering solutions in a manufacturing environment preferred 
  • Proven demonstration of both personal and process safety principles for self and others
  • Must be a self-starter, with demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proven experience leading teams, navigating organizational boundaries, solving problems, and collaborating with others
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to organize, prioritize and execute assignments in a high-activity environment
  • Ability to quickly develop strong partnerships with team members, project teams, other organizations, and individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets 
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills
  • Must follow corporate and site standards in the design and execution of all project work.


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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