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Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  47140

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



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, 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.


  • Manages the project planning, resourcing, cost control, schedule, functionality to deliver the investment in accordance with the business objectives and customer requirements
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of project plans and associated documents
  • Regularly evaluates & mitigates issues that create project risk to meeting project objectives
  • Closely tracks and communicates project progress to stakeholders
  • Develops scope of 3rd party process units and arranges technical support as required in construction and start up
  • Promotes use of Eastman Capital Process and implement the appropriate WWE&C Capital Processes, e.g. Value Improving Practice, Gates and Audits, Front-End Loading, etcEnsures involvement of appropriate personnel in the development and implementation of capital projects from Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance (EPCOM)
  • Interfaces with engineering and construction contractors
  • Uses strict change management protocol to manage scope & schedule impacts
  • Partners with Project Controls personnel to monitor, report, and document the progress of work and provide feedback on budget and schedule deviations
  • Provides direction to Project Team on schedule and cost related issues
  • Serves on and leads teams associated with work process improvement and project-related issues
  • Considers safety, cost and schedule in overall project plan to ensure objectives are met at best overall value
  • Establishes SAP “work breakdown structure” for effective project cost flow, management and final asset settlement
  • Completes all project activities and necessary documentation to close the project out




  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is preferred.
  • Project Management experience on >$10M capital projects in an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) process or appropriate comparable arrangement. 10+ years' relevant experience is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of capital processes, from project definition through plant start-up.  
  • Outstanding communication and coordination skills and demonstrated team leadership skills.   
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and dedication to implementing safe capital facilities.
  • Ability 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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