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Arc Modeling and Simulation Senior Engineer

Prague, Czech Republic


Job Description

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 almost 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.
Arc Modeling and Simulation Senior Engineer
Job description:
The EEIC Arc Modeling and Simulation (AMS) team is looking for an engineer who is eager to become an expert in electrical arc modelling & simulation and arc physics.
Will support the development of technology and products required to manage arc switching, current limiting phenomena and arc fault/arc flash mitigation in various applications for AC and DC electrical power systems like Low and Medium voltage switchgear, electrical power distribution (circuit breakers and fuses), and electrical power control (contactors and motor starters).
  • Applies mathematical modeling and numerical simulation to electrical switching arc physics
  • Develops simulation tools applicable to a variety of electrical products to enhance state of the art Arc Modeling & Simulation technologies
  • Supports the transition of the modeling and numerical simulation methodology in product development
  • Supports global strategies for technology roadmaps Becomes a subject matter expert in AMS Technologies. This includes participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners
  • Initiates and develops solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders within Eaton to drive adoption of the methodologies
  • Partners with relevant external technology organizations and universities to advance AMS methodologies and tools.
  • Prepares government proposals.  Actively contributes to IP generation
  • Contributes in Innovation Events from the Business units.


  • MS in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or applied physics or equivalent
  • Knowledge of arc behavior in switching devices, interruption of AC and DC circuits and interaction between arc plasma and different insulation materials and gases
  • Understanding of electrical power distribution, protection and switching such as circuit breakers, contactors, and motor starters
  • Very good understanding of physics of switching & its related applications
  • Excellent mathematical understanding of differential equations
  • Proficient use of ‘state of the art’ simulation tools, e.g. Ansys, Fluent and Advanced programming skills, e.g. in C++, Perl
  • Fluent English
Preferred Specialized Knowledge:
  • PhD in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or applied physics or equivalent
  • Numerical modelling & simulation
  • Numerical modeling of arc discharge, fluid dynamics and electromagnetics
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)

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 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.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate

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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051487