Process Control Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  51328

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




The Process Controls Project Manager is responsible for the process control system design, architecture, and the delivery of a functional operation for a $200M+ process unit.  The Process Controls Project Manager will also have a detailed knowledge of distributed control systems and their design. 



  • Works across the organization to identify project requirements and develop a user requirements specification (URS).  
  • Supports the DCS Program Manager to ensure the project is compliant for HSES, cost, schedule and quality (fitness for purpose of URS).  
  • Supports DCS Program Manager with development of the Process Control & Safety Management Philosophies for the Project. 
  • Responsible for the design, review/approval of specifications & key engineering deliverables.  This role will also be expected to expedite the project schedule, the installation, commissioning & release to Manufacturing a functional and operating control system, SIS, and cause/effects. 
  • Work closely with the EPCm contractor, DCS, PLC, instrumentation and other relevant vendors to ensure specifications and performance are in line with URS and other Project requirements 
  • Provide input to contractors during the development of the Control System & instrumentation equipment specifications. Review/Approve deliverables. 
  • Assist and provide input on any purchased equipment that has logic, interlocks, or interfaces to the Control System.  Review/Approve deliverables 
  • Obtain input from Eastman experts as needed on Control & Instrumentation hardware or software 
  • Work with IT/Telecomms/CyberSecurity to define any interface requirements between the DCS/SIS and other systems 
  • Creates/has significant input into the required documentation for development of the DCS/PLC configuration, programming, graphics, cause and effect interlock logic to meet Operation’s needs. 
  • Work closely with installation sub-contractors to ensure system completion is in accordance with project specifications 
  • Provide technical support and input for start up and 2 year operational spare parts needs list for DCS, PLCs & critical instruments 
  • Provide  technical support and input for all startup and commissioning activities and planning.  
  • Provide technical support and input with creating a loop check process and work with the relevant contractors to ensure correct execution.  
  • Participate in all relevant reviews such as PHA, HazOp, SIL & LOPA etc. 



  • B.S. degree in Engineering, preferably Controls or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience on >$10M capital projects in an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) process or appropriate comparable arrangement.  
  • 3+ years of delivering Process Controls projects in the chemical industry 
  • Candidate should have a thorough understanding of capital processes, from project definition through plant start-up with a focus on control systems 
  • Outstanding communication and coordination skills and demonstrated team leadership skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast paced environment 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to safety and dedication to implementing safe capital facilities 
  • Must be able to travel as needed based on project needs 
  • Open to relocation to the investment site as project demands ramp up 

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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