09 May, 2023

Project Engineer

  • Eastman
  • Longview, TX, USA
Engineer, Project Manager Chemicals

Job Description

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 www.eastman.com. 




In this role, you'll lead the development of design deliverables needed to execute the project within budget, on schedule, and ensuring that the required operability is achieved. You will also be accountable for collaborating with the Project Manager to mitigate risk, communicate progress, plan resources, and control costs.  Interaction with operations, technology, business, and other corporate support organizations as well as senior management is a key component of the job requirements.


  • Translate business objectives into executable scope of design
  • Engage engineering resources for each phase of the FEL process
  • Lead internal engineering teams and external EPC teams throughout the FEL process to develop commercial scale design deliverables that meet the project objectives
  • Regularly evaluate & mitigate issues that create risk to meeting project objectives
  • Closely track and communicate project progress to stakeholders
  • Promote use of Eastman Capital Process and implement the appropriate WWE&C Capital Processes, e.g. Value Improving Practice, Gates and Audits, Front-End Loading, etc
  • Ensure involvement of appropriate personnel in the development and implementation of capital projects from Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance (EPCOM)
  • Use strict change management protocol to manage scope & schedule impacts
  • Work with Project Controls personnel and the Project Manager to monitor, report, and document the progress of work and provide feedback on budget and schedule deviations
  • Provide feedback to Project Team on critical issues and action plans to preclude project problems.




  • Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited institution. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience on large capital projects in an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) process or appropriate comparable arrangement. 
  • Thorough understanding of capital processes, from project definition through plant start-up.  
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills and demonstrated team leadership skills.   
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated 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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