Construction Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  50576

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 





As the Construction Project Manager, you will provide leadership throughout the execution of capital projects and will be responsible for maximizing the value by safely executing projects within budget, on schedule and ensuring that the required operability is achieved. You will be responsible for planning and executing capital projects to meet specified project objectives. Interaction with operations, technology, business, and other corporate support organizations as well as senior management is a key component of the job requirements. 


  • Manage capital project execution for a portfolio of projects in Kingsport and other Eastman sites as assigned
  • Recognize critical issues and act on them to preclude project problems
  • Ensure a Zero Incident Mindset and principles are being demonstrated
  • Ensure communication to appropriate personnel in the execution of capital projects from Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations and Maintenance (EPCOM)
  • Manage execution of the project in accordance with established schedules, budget and project objectives
  • Manage construction contractors to be accountable for safe work and quality of installation
  • Interface with engineering and construction contractors 
  • Review and ensure Eastman compliance with contractor agreements
  • Communicate upcoming work projections to project teams and stakeholders
  • Promote use of Eastman Capital Process and implement the appropriate WWE&C Capital Processes
  • Facilitate obtaining appropriate building permits
  • Ensure that best-value practices are used to manage project scope and changes
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of project plans and associated documents especially as it relates to estimates, schedules and constructability plans
  • Work with Project Controls personnel to monitor, report and document the progress of work and provide feedback on budget and schedule deviations
  • Provide input to Project Team on schedule and cost-related issues
  • Evaluate and report project performance
  • Ensure appropriate resource availability for project schedules and execution strategies
  • Review and approve project change orders
  • Participate in external benchmarking activities for assigned capital projects as necessary
  • Serve on and lead teams associated with work process improvement and project-related issues
  • Consider safety, cost and schedule in overall project plan to ensure objectives are met at best overall value




  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline highly preferred
  • Must have experience with execution of industrial capital projects; at least 5 years’ combined experience preferred whether in Industrial Construction, Engineering and/or Procurement or other comparable experience
  • Solid understanding OSHA standards from 1926 & 1910 and ability to review and recognize conformance 
  • Experience managing contracts, schedules and high-level project budgets
  • General understanding of all craft disciplines and QA/QC documentation (loop checks, weld maps, weld travelers, NDE/E-ray, slump and break tests, etc).
  • Excellent communication, coordination and team leadership skills, including the ability to influence project teams and appropriately manage internal conflict
  • Previous management/leadership experience preferred
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to safety and be dedicated to delivering safe capital projects


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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