Project Controls Manager

Job Requisition ID:  50539

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 Project Controls Manager, you will be responsible for the management and execution of project controls on assigned capital projects. You will have overall responsibility and accountability for the Project Controls function as it supports both project related activities and Eastman's capital program.


The primary responsibilities include:


  • Develop and maintain the Project Controls Plan on assigned portfolio of projects
  • Establish cost and schedule control systems on assigned projects, including being responsible for following functions on capital projects: cost forecasting, progressing, resource forecasting and scheduling
  • Create project spending (cash flow) projections, monitor cost and schedule progress for engineering, procurement and construction, and identify and address deviations
  • Manage the change management process for assigned projects
  • Conduct estimate reviews prior to authorizations to ensure scope and schedule are represented appropriately in estimate
  • Produce formal monthly project controls reports on assigned projects
  • Participate in industry and site benchmarking efforts. 
  • Serve as liaison between Eastman personnel and subcontractors for project reporting requirements and weekly status
  • Anticipate complex internal and external project control issues with impact on the organization; recommend innovative project controls solutions



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management Information, Business or Accounting preferred
  • Must have prior experience with project controls &/or project management in an industrial setting
  • Experience in a chemical or petrochemical manufacturing environment preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with applicable software applications (i.e., Microsoft Office) to provide information and analysis of project data.  Experience with Primavera Scheduling software a plus
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines while managing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to take a leadership role in preparing and presenting complex project proposals and reports to senior level management 
  • Ability to maintain confidential information 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent conceptual, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Willing to travel as needed


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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