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Senior Applications Engineer

Wadeville, South Africa
Engineering

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Job Description

Eaton has an opening for a Senior Applications Engineer (Microgrid Energy Systems) to manage and support negotiations and design execution as a part of the Segment/Engineering Microgrid program team. This key role will require interfacing directly with sales, customers, and proposal engineers in order to provide consistent and intimate support in quoting, designing, and implementing orders. This position will also be responsible for supporting business/product development activities.  
 
Additional duties include:
  • Analysis of proposal requirements and project manager/sales team developed scope of work
  • Detailed development and design of proposed systems and services(3)
  • Writing formal technical proposal documents
  • Interfacing with internal and external vendors on specifications and pricing
  • Providing guidance and support to project management personnel on installations
  • Support technical aspects of customer opportunity sales meetings
  • Support technical aspects of trade shows and technical paper presentations
  • Support Sales Organizations in lead development
     
    Position Criteria:
  • Ability to understand customer needs in co-develop value based proposals that persuade customer on design solutions.
  • Superior knowledge of sales techniques, customers, and customer relations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to be flexible to adjust to changing priorities in a fast paced work environment.
  • Advanced computer & software skills, including well versed in MS Office Suite of tools
  • Ability to quickly learn Eaton’s electrical product and service offerings/capabilities.
  • Possesses strong technical writing and presentation ability, organizational skills, documentation and communication skills, and have previously functioned as part of a team dynamic.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering and design experience of electrical distribution systems, including a combination of low voltage, critical power, and data center experience.
  • Legally authorized to work in the South Africa without company sponsorship (Professionally registered with ECSA).
  • Ability to travel frequently within South Africa and surrounding region, but also to Europe and US from time to time.
     
    Preferred qualifications include:
  • MBA highly preferred with experience in development of business cases
  • Software experiences a plus.
  • Pr.Eng registration with ECSA.
  • Systems Engineering experience.
  • Prior experience with designing and delivering solar / storage / microgrids.

 

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.

 

Other:

Relocation from within South Africa only:

Travel between 20-50% of the time to support business development, design, and training.


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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Region

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 032102