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Field Project Engineer

Hanover, Maryland; Sandston, Virginia


Job Description

Eaton’s North American Sales Division is seeking a Field Project Engineer. The Field Project Engineer will support the Capital district, and can be based at our Hanover, MD or Sandston, VA location.  


The Field Project Engineer is responsible for supporting Project Managers and enhance the value generated for customers. In this role you will work independently on daily tasks, leverage centralized resources to manage documentation and support field based project managed orders. It will be necessary to collect, evaluate, and utilize market intelligence regarding competitive products, customer needs, preferences, and buying habits. This position is responsible for managing technical information and customer relationships for major commercial construction and/or industrial projects. It will take direction from local Project Managers and report into a Regional Manager of Project Management.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


Essential Responsibilities:


The primary functions include; managing the assigned customer base to increase sales in the local marketplace; provide sales and technical assistance to distributors, contractors, and internal personnel; support Project Managers by managing technical information and customer relationships for major commercial and construction and/or industrial projects; support total quality efforts by providing timely and accurate information for order entry; and financial and budget responsibility.


  • You will review project specifications and contracts
  • You will review order specifics prior to entry insuring technical accuracy
  • You will manage technical changes to the bill of material
  • You will handle the coordination and interpretation of plant drawings
  • You will leverage centralized resources for the creation of submittal packages
  • You will manage all warranty issues and drive to closure
  • You will review operations and maintenance materials
  • You will ensure that accurate information flows to and from the customer

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience within the electrical industry
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical field 
  • Electrical industry expertise and product knowledge 
  • Prior sales and/or sales support experience


Position Criteria:

  • Possess technical sales aptitude, market channel knowledge and power distribution expertise
  • Capable of working in a team environment, using strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish customer relationships within the market area while maintaining and growing existing customer relationships
  • Knowledgeable of Eaton product and service capabilities and can assemble standard offerings to meet customer needs with occasional internal oversight
  • Possess necessary computer skills including: Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, Internet applications, Microsoft Office applications, and other product configuration tools
  • Possess organizational, presentation, training, and planning skills
  • Knowledgeable of market and industry issues, key trends, and surround competitors

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: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: NAS North American Sales

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051153