Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  51134

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




As a Project Manager, you'll be responsible for the successful completion of projects, including the implementation of new processes and installation of equipment to support business objectives.  You will serve as group leader on projects to ensure safe and proper installations to protect plant assets. You will ensure stakeholder buy-in, supervise contractor installation work, and implement and facilitate capital projects so they are completed on-time and within budget. 

  • Supervise activity of engineers, designers, contractors, vendors, and outside engineering firms to ensure safe and proper installations to protect plant assets
  • Prepare and submit appropriation requests for plant capital projects
  • Prepare and recommend purchase requisitions for plant capital projects
  • Supervise contractor installation work and may have final approval of process and installation design
  • Implement and facilitate the execution of capital projects so they are completed on time and within budget
  • Perform project work including estimating costs, purchase requisitions, economic evaluation, specifying equipment, cost tracking, stakeholder buy-in, permitting, legislative compliance, developing contractor scope of work documents, construction supervision and start-up support, etc.
  • Manage equipment installations which may be during off-production times, including Sundays and holidays
  • Prepare design and installation drawings and help determine project deadlines and priorities
  • Build safety and plant environmental compliance into project designs and installation
  • May work as part of plant reliability team to optimize utilization of production units to meet customer requirements and meet cost reduction goals




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is required
  • At least 5 years of experience in a project manager or project engineer role in the chemical or petrochemical industry required. 10+ years of experience highly preferred.
  • Project management (PMP) certification a plus
  • Demonstrated competence in handling capital projects from design phase through execution
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Able to respond to call outs and flexibility to work overtime and extended hours during weekdays (including weekends and holidays, if needed)
  • Willing to travel on short notice
  • Strong background in computer software applications such as SAP, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Experience with DCS programming (Honeywell TDC 3000 or similar) would be helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with code requirements and using process safety tools (PHA, MOC, Root Cause Analysis, etc)
  • Team player in a team environment; good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exert influence in situations where direct control is limited


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: Baton Rouge

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