Manager, Project Controls

Job Requisition ID:  50728

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit




Under direction of the Director, Capital Project Execution and Execution Excellence, this position is responsible for the management and execution of project controls (PC) on capital projects globally.  Our Project Controls team covers the areas of Estimating, Cost Control and Scheduling. In this role, you will lead a group of Project Controls professionals that are assigned to individual capital projects.


The primary responsibilities include:



  • Drive cross functional interaction between the PC team, Project Managers (PMs), Project Engineers (PEs) and Construction Managers (CMs) to ensure consistent, best-in-class project delivery
  • Drive continuous improvement within the team and the organization
  • Develop PC standards for each project phase to drive consistent project delivery
  • Develop training packages for each PC function and each project phase to drive consistent project delivery
  • Proven ability to manage, coach and develop team members
  • Engage formally or informally with recognized industry leaders and consultants in project delivery to ensure Eastman tools & procedures are up-to-date with the industry
  • Develop and maintain Project Controls Procedures for capital projects.  Continuously review estimating, cost and schedule control systems.  Participate in industry and site benchmarking efforts.
  • Serve as a member of Capital Execution Leadership Team along with Engineering, Construction, Capital Planning and the Project Management Office 
  • Coordinate and supervise the daily activities of a Project Controls Team consisting of Estimating, Cost Controls and Scheduling resources
  • Anticipate complex internal and external project control issues with impact on the organization; recommend innovative project controls solutions
  • Ensure capital projects are estimated appropriately and executed within established budgets and timelines




  • Bachelor’s degree required. Engineering, Management Information, Business or Accounting preferred
  • Must have at least 10 years of experience in project controls management 
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in directing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in directing, planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control and analysis
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in establishing criteria for Project Controls activities
  • Skilled in direction, personnel administration and training of technical and nontechnical personnel
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience
  • Knowledge of current industry and technical developments
  • Demonstrated expertise in delivery, communication and training of risk processes and procedures
  • Advanced proficiency with the applicable software applications (i.e., Microsoft excel and Power BI) to provide analysis and insights related to project and portfolio data.  Additional preferred software experience with Primavera Scheduling software.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines while managing priorities 
  • The ability to effectively communicate and take a leadership role in preparing and presenting complex project proposals and reports to senior level management 
  • The ability to maintain confidential information 
  • Must be willing to travel


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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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