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Engineering Program Manager

Peachtree City, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia
Program / Project Management


Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is currently seeking an Engineering Program Manager to be part of our Peachtree City GA team.
We are seeking a world-class senior engineering program manager to drive the development and implementation of lighting fixtures and connected lighting projects that enable the world of IoT.  The nature of these projects involves mechanical, electrical, software, testing, and regulatory compliance.  The ideal candidate will understand the who, what, and how of system development and will own the execution of the program schedule.
The program manager will own documentation and tracking of all programs including stage gate process management, regular cadence of meetings/reviews, reporting, program metrics, and countermeasures. The candidate will be comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization, in managing conflict, removing obstacles, driving progress, and accountability.
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 Functions:
  • Work with a cross functional team to manage programs from concept to commercial execution and post-sales support including service packs and bug fixes
  • Coordinates closely with project stakeholders and cross-functional teams to document project scope and objectives
  • Integrate business, marketing and technology elements to create a cohesive project vision and team charter.
  • Coordinates with one or more scrum teams in a waterfall and Agile environment to maintain a project plan aligned with Eaton stage gate product development process
  • Manages project and product definition activities related to marketing and/or technical requirements
  • Work with the project team to define, assess and mitigate risks that have a major impact on project cost, schedule, investment and technology.
  • Execute programs within scope, time and budget.
  • Document project activities, issues, concerns and status to keep management informed and enable timely resolution of project problems.
  • Participate in the development and use of project management procedures and guidelines  at Eaton
  • Create schedule, identify critical path, and maintain throughout execution.
  • Manages new product development and introductions of electrical, mechanical, software, and firmware products.
  • Provides periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule
  • Works in cross-disciplinary manner with other departments (e.g., Manufacturing, Marketing, Procurement, Customer Support, Suppliers, etc.) and facilitates the stage gate processes
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in program management and leadership of project teams using a formal stage-gate product development process to manage electrical and mechanical product development and market introductions.
  • Experience with project/program management tools such as MS Project and other PM tool box applications.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP) highly recommended.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams.
  • Experience working with third party partners.
Position Criteria
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton management and customer.
  • Must be capable of working effectively in diverse cultural situations with our global team members.
  • Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices.
  • Ability to achieve goals by coaching, mentoring and motivating
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Ability to work independently and to follow directions

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: Program / Project Management

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

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: 054947