Lead Power Systems Engineer
Caledonia , Wisconsin
October 20, 2017

Eaton's Electrical Sector has an opening for a Lead Power Systems Engineer. The position will be based out of Franksville, WI. The position does offer relocation assistance.

Position Overview :
The Lead Power Systems Engineer will be part of a multi-disciplined control systems and technology engineering team based out of Eaton’s Thomas A. Edison Technical Center in Franksville, WI in the Power Systems Division’s Controls and Relays Group. The Lead Power Systems Engineer will have a variety of responsibilities, including analyzing customer application needs and proposing appropriate solutions, serving as a liaison between Marketing and the Embedded Software Engineering teams to translate customer requirements to engineering requirements, serving as a power system protection subject matter expert, staying up-to-date on industry standards and trends and advising other engineering teams accordingly, working directly with customers to troubleshoot issues and provide product training, and developing logical applications (schemes) to fulfill established functional requirements in the areas of power system relaying, protection, and monitoring. Success in this position requires the ability to work effectively in both collaborative and independent working environments, good communication skills, high attention to detail, and a strong motivation for delivering project objectives.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Collaborates with internal and external customers to propose solutions to meet specific utility and commercial and industrial (C&I) customer needs or applications, including new features, upgrades, and/or customizations
  • Provides technical support to Marketing, Manufacturing, and Service regarding sales opportunities, system integration issues, product commissioning, customer problems, and equipment application issues
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to the new product development team on power distribution system intelligent electronic device (IED) applications
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of related industry standards and attends standards meetings as applicable to meet customer needs and support business strategies
  • Facilitates cross functional team discussions to develop and implement project/product requirements
  • Utilizes Eaton’s ProView graphical programming technology to implement power system application solutions for both standard and engineered-to-order products
  • Works closely with various engineering and project teams to ensure all system integration issues are considered
  • Serves as an interface between Marketing and Embedded Software Engineering teams to translate customer requirements into functional/technical specifications producing clear and unambiguous deliverables
  • Assists software engineering teams during development by providing use cases, flowcharts, and other system-level information as required
  • Assists test resources with validation test cases, defect analysis, and resolution
  • Coordinates with other power systems-related organizations within Eaton, including the Corporate Research and Technology group


Basic Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in 1 or more of these areas: electrical power system protection, electrical system fault analysis, protective relaying OR electrical distribution coordination
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Past experience or coursework in digital logic
  • Knowledge of medium voltage power distribution system IEDs, such as protective relays, recloser controls, and other related protection devices
  • Experience with graphical programming languages, such as Eaton ProView, NI LabVIEW, or Matlab Simulink
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and associated protocols (DNP, IEC, etc.)
  • Project management experience
  • Experience providing excellent verbal and written technical communication skills with proven results

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www. Eaton.com/careers.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG PSD Power Systems Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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