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Project Manager I - Panama City, FL

Date: May 1, 2022

Location: Panama City, FL, US, 32401

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Projects team at our Panama City, Florida location. 

 The Field Project Manager is an integral part of managing and leading capital construction projects with direct involvement and daily oversight to ensure the safe execution and completion of assigned projects by using demonstrated project management skillsets combined with site chemical process and layout knowledge. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads capital projects for the plant.
  • Provides role model leadership for safety culture and behavior on capital projects.
  • Works with the plant team to utilize the project execution work process consistently.  
  • Works with the corporate procurement group to get best price, quality, & timing on capital purchases and contract services.  This includes writing complete scopes of work and other contract documents.
  • Leads and facilitates all phases of the capital process including field execution. 
  • Develops monthly forecasting techniques to consistently spend capital based on execution plans. 
  • Works with project teams to develop good cost estimates for capital projects.
  • Develops project schedules and manages/adjusts them to meet established timelines.

Required Skills

  • Effective Communications Skills (verbally, written, presentation). 
  • Collaborates effectively with plant engineering, maintenance, and leadership.
  • Ability and initiative to rapidly acquire knowledge of the site including chemical processes and physical layout. 
  • Must have 5+ years of project management experience. 
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in safely executing fieldwork.
  • The successful candidate, if not PMP certified, must actively work toward timely certification.
  • While using normal hearing and visual acuity have the ability to:
  1.      Lift up to 20 pounds
  2.      Frequently use fine motor skills for keyboarding, writing and other similar activities
  3.      Work from heights and do daily climbing of stairs and ladders
  4.      Walk up to two (2) miles between plant work areas
  5.      Work in inclement outdoor weather conditions, including hot, cold, etc.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering OR Bachelor’s degree in other related field of study, such as Construction Management OR equivalent plant experience with a PMP certification AND 5+ years with a proven record of accomplishment of successfully leading capital projects.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Panama City