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Lead Engineering – Vehicle Electrification

Prague, Czech Republic


Job Description

Eaton's Innovation Center has an opening for a:

Lead Engineer- Vehicle Electrification

Location: Prague, Roztoky, Czech Republic

The Eaton European Innovation Center (EEIC) offers an exciting, engaging, and fun environment for creative  engineers who are looking for great learning, advancement and technology leadership opportunities in a broad range of technological fields and in an highly diverse team of researchers and engineers.

With over 100 employees we are a vibrant engineering and Innovation Center for electrical, vehicle, hydraulic, and aerospace applications for the region focus on businesses in Europe, Middle-East, & Africa.

The Electro-mechanical team has the principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant growth opportunities for diverse Eaton businesses in the area of electromechanical technologies related to systems and machinery, including system architecture, motors, actuation, mechanisms, and power transmission.  The team engages in defining, planning, leading and executing technology programs, applying mechanical engineering theory and practice in Vehicle applications. The team maps technology solutions to market opportunities. 

Essential Functions:

• Leads technology realization projects utilizing our internal project execution processes, including Design Reviews and Technical Reviews

• Is single point of contact for the entire project: is responsible for creating, executing and tracking all the milestones for the entire project, assigns roles and responsibilities for the project team members

• Supports Program Managers in the development of detailed project plans and value proposition

• Leads locally diverse cross-functional project teams effectively and manage selected projects under the guidelines of our internal stage-gate process

• Supports the development of strategies for technology roadmaps for specific applications that are linked to and supportive of the overall CRT and business strategies

• Participates and presents in ideation events (Innovation Summits, Design Bursts, etc.)

• Serves as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and/or project execution

• Initiates and develops solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders within Eaton  to drive strong business cases for new commercial applications and acquire needed resources and funding

• Identifies leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices to bring to Eaton

• Leads open innovation events with universities and external institutes that align with Power Block strategy

• Serves as a subject matter expert externally and internally. This includes leadership/active participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners

• Actively contributes  to and guides team members on IP generation

• Participates in department and CRT process improvements and is able to teach standard processes and tools to junior staff, customers and suppliers. 




• Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or with emphasis on electronic and electronic power systems from an accredited University, Ph.D. would be a plus
• 8 years of experience in automotive development
• Experience with Battery Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicle Architectures;
• Electric drives: Traction converters and control strategies;
• Battery characteristics or other electric sources
• Experience with communication protocols, such as CAN bus
• Diagnostic and safety systems experiences
• Good communication and presentation skills
•  Fluent in oral and written English
• Experience in innovation, new technology, and product development
• Experience in Project Management
• Ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations
• Experience with global and multi-cultural development teams preferred
• Demonstrated technology leadership.


What Eaton offers:


• Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
• Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
• Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.
• Learning & Development - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University (on-site in Prague).

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

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: Corporate Sector

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 044776