Eaton Careers

Service Application Engineer

Houston, Texas


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical and Engineering Services division is hiring for a Service Application Engineer. This position will be based out of Houston, TX.

Position Overview:

This position primarily supports proposal needs for medium, large and/or complex projects pertaining to Eaton related services and solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Support service proposals locally and requests from other regions
  • Track and provide monthly reporting of proposal activities
  • Actively support Division Initiatives (Start-up Attachment Orders for New Equipment, power system studies, automation solutions, Aftermarket Solutions, Extended Warranty Program)
  • Respond to requests from Sales, Utility & Other Reps and Channel Partners 
  • Support pricing development and technical & commercial proposal writing
  • Provide unique solutions beyond the standard specifications to provide greater customer value
  • Support complex proposals related to large turnkey projects.
  • Offer detailed project specification analysis, construction estimating and equipment specifications
  • Support contracts terms and conditions review
  • Support subcontractor work scope development
  • Support and mentor junior team members
  • Lead and support project detailed hand-off and capture "extras" on projects which were beyond the original specifications
  • Contribute to the standardized proposals templates and support with the development of other tools to improve group proposal efficiency
  • Attend and lead customer presentations via joint customer visits with sales channels
  • Help educate and promote Eaton  capabilities including turnkey / complex project
  • Provide support to Eaton equipment application engineers in an efforts to influence customer and consultation specifications, distributing of Eaton Standard Specifications to Consultants and End-Users
  • Help continuous EESS growth, regularly supporting sales leads from other Channel and other areas outside of the normal region
  • Support the electronic pricing tool improvements, Local Training and help to expand local usage
  • Visit job sites with other Eaton field service personnel to enhance understanding of Eaton products and field activities.
  • Continue to be involved in personal professional growth and development
  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends to satisfy bid-due-dates


Basic Qualifications:
  • Engineering Degree (Electrical Preferred) or Business Degree from an accredited institution with Engineering/Technical Experience
  • 7 years minimum electrical industry related application engineering and proposal development experience with additional experience in electrical power systems and/or industrial and utility substation construction.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without any company sponsorship.
  • No relocation assistance will be provided. Candidate must reside within 50 mile radius.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer registration.
  • Experience with proposal development in both private sector and government bids.
  • Experience with proposal development for all of Eaton's end markets (Industrial, Commercial, Healthcare, Utility, Institutional and Government).
  • Experience in writing and reviewing subcontractor work scopes and Subcontractor agreements; preferred experience with GSA purchasing procedures; being able to evaluate proposals for specification compliance.
  • Experience with risk evaluation and risk management. 
  • Estimating experience in substation and electrical system installations.
  • NETA Associate Member

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048420