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R&D Team Leader

Cwmbran, United Kingdom


Job Description

For Eaton's Life Safety Division we are looking to hire:
R&D Team Leader
location: Cwmbran, UK
Eaton's Cooper Life Safety manufactures a comprehensive range of mains and emergency lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications.
R&D Team Leader will be an engineering leader for Cwmbran engineering team. Responsible for time line management of mechanical and hardware engineers to ensure that projects are delivered on time. Working closely with Software Team leader and other engineering managers along with Principal Engineers to develop timelines, project plans and identify resource requirements to ensure project completion.
Role would also entail leadership of change management process within the R&D team, investigation of  customer concerns/quality issues and managing obsolescence process for current production products. The role is primarily focused on the team leadership of a multifunctional engineering team. However, knowledge of either hardware of mechanical engineering is welcomed to help deliver projects.
Essential Functions:
  • Team leadership and time management of multifunctional team
  • Use of engineering process to deliver parts from concept to production (Requirement capture, design phase, validation/verification planning, production handover) based on V-Cycle concept
  • Understanding of hardware engineering or Mechanical engineering
  • Usage of MS project for project planning
  • Implementation of systems engineering principles on projects to aid project delivery
  • Use of failure analysis techniques such as dFMEA/PFMEA, 8D, A3
  • Interfacing to OEM customers with regard to project status and issue resolution


  • Mechanical engineering knowledge – preferably aware of injection moulding techniques, or:
  • Hardware engineering knowledge – Digital and Analogue electronics
  • Excellent project management skills and team leadership of diverse teams of engineers
  • BA degree (preferably in electronics)
  • Candidate would be expected to travel between sites as required to work closely with other engineering managers and/or engineers to deliver projects
What Eaton offers:
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Culture & Values - at Eaton, our values and culture define who we are
  • Inclusion & Diversity - openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen
About Eaton:
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Cooper Life Safety is a global leader in solutions and technologies designed to save lives and protect property. They are found in the most demanding industrial, residential and commercial environments and offer fire and security detection, traditional and LED illumination, emergency notification, safe electrical installation and escape route communication. For more information, visit
Please note that by applying for this vacancy, you will be a subject of background screening.

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 042273