Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  50662

Who we are


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


Join us and make a difference


The Project Manager provides leadership throughout all phases of a capital project and is responsible for maximizing the project value by executing the project within budget and on schedule and ensuring that the required operability is achieved. The Project Manager is responsible for planning and executing studies and 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. 


How you'll help us innovate and build a better world

•    Safely manage capital projects and studies for Kingsport and other sites as assigned through all phases of the project in accordance with established schedules, budget, and customer requirements.  
•    Coordinate obtaining resources for TDE (Technical Design Effort), ensure resource availability for project implementation from concept to start-up.  Direct the development of engineering documents required for various funding gates.  
•    Partner with Project Controls personnel to monitor, report, and document the progress of work, provide feedback on budget and schedule deviations, and communicate upcoming work projections.  
•    Work with multiple organizations to prepare and implement the project execution strategy.
•    Provide direction to Project Team on schedule and cost-related issues, including recognition of critical issues and action on them to preclude project problems.  Provide final approval of engineering documents.
•    Partner with the Site Capital Coordinators and Project Controls personnel to develop annual capital plan including project prioritization. Manage annual capital expenditures versus the capital plan for the funding and operating organization(s).
•    Interface with engineering and construction contractors, review and ensure Eastman compliance with contractor agreements. Ensure involvement of appropriate personnel in the development and implementation of capital projects from Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance (EPCOM).
•    Coordinate the development and maintenance of project plans and associated documents. 
•    Promote use of Eastman Capital Process and implement the appropriate WWE&C Capital Processes, (Value Improving Practice, Gates and Audits, Front-End Loading, etc).  
•    Ensure that best-value practices are used to establish project scope and to manage changes.  
•    Consider safety, cost, and schedule in overall project plan to ensure objectives are met at best overall value. 
•    Evaluate and report project performance and facilitate external benchmarking activities for assigned capital projects.  
•    Serve on and lead teams associated with work process improvement and project-related issues.

We would love to hear from people with


•    Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution
•    At least 5 years’ experience in various aspects of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) process or appropriate comparable experience.
•    Solid understanding of the front-end-loading capital process, from project definition through plant start-up. 
•    Excellent communication, coordination, and team leadership skills.
•    Demonstrated commitment to safety and to implementing safe capital facilities.
•    Must be able to travel as needed based on project needs. Travel is estimated at 20% but can exceed 50%. 

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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