Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer

Eaton Electrical Engineering Services & Systems Division has an opening for a Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer. The position will be based out of Pleasanton, CA, San Diego, CA, or City of Industry, CA.
Position Overview :
Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle—whether it’s design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it’s aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date.

The Power Systems Controls group is a full-service automation team. We have capabilities in design, engineering and commissioning of automation solutions for commercial, industrial, and utility grade power systems. Our team of engineers and technicians are experienced in a variety of power system applications and are responsible for implementing modern control designs for our customers.
The PSC Engineer will provide solutions in the design, programming, installation and commissioning of automatic control systems and power monitoring systems.
 Essential Responsibilities :
  • Programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Programming of SCADA RTU’s: Eaton SMP Gateway, SEL RTAC, NovaTech, etc.
  • Designing and Implementing Communication Networks for SCADA applications.
  • Write and deploy complex power transfer and other control schemes including Main-Tie-Main transfer schemes, load shedding/ peak shaving schemes, breaker control schemes, SCADA system development, and generator control.


Basic Qualifications :
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience programming SCADA RTU’s and/or Industrial PLC’s.
  • Minimum 2 years managing and deploying power automation projects.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working directly with contractors and customers on a technical basis.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • All candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius of the work location.  No relocation will be provided for this position.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Professional Engineering license
  • General Contractor’s license
Position Criteria :
  • Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for design of automation systems, power management systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.
  • Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of the company’s and competitor’s automation and power management systems and services.
  • Computer literacy. Working knowledge of all software packages relevant to successful performance of tasks.
  • Knowledge of parts, part masters, bill of materials.
  • Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with automation and power management systems.
  • Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
  • Experience with HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and power monitoring software packages.
  • Experience with AutoCAD

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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