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Estimator Engineer / Representative

Grapevine, Texas


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services & Systems Division is currently seeking an Estimator Engineer to join our team! This position is based at our Grapevine, TX facility.
This position primarily supports application and proposal needs for opportunities pertaining to Eaton’s power distribution services solutions.
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.
  • You will be responsible for technical & commercial proposal writing
  • You will support pricing development
  • You will support proposals locally and requests from other locations
  • You will occasionally work evenings or weekends to satisfy proposal due dates
  • You will maintain proper communication with internal customers, including price and product feedback on both commercial and technical issues
  • When required, you will visit customer site to address customer needs
  • You will track proposal and order hit rate activity, enabling field management and outside sales engineers to monitor for customer/channel partner effectiveness
  • You will actively support Division Initiatives (Service Attachment Orders for New Equipment, power system engineering and power system automation offerings, Aftermarket Solutions, Extended Warranty Program
  • You will provide technical and application assistance to from Sales, Utility & Other Reps and Channel Partners
  • You will provide a monthly update of proposal activities and a Monthly Report
  • You will provide unique solutions beyond the standard specifications to provide greater customer value
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution or Bachelor’s degree in Business from an accredited institution with Engineering/Technical experience or a minimum of 2 years of electrical contractor estimating / proposal writing experience/direct field service work experience in the electrical industry.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of the Grapevine, TX facility will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on field service experience and/or proposal generation experience specifically related to maintaining and modernizing electrical power distribution systems.
  • Minimum 1 year of electrical industry related application engineering and proposal development experience with additional experience in electrical power systems and/or industrial and utility substation construction.
  • 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 with government proposal procedures such as technical and price proposal separation, reps and certifications, and government evaluation factors.
  • Experience in writing and reviewing subcontractor work scopes and Subcontractor agreements; preferred experience with government 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.

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: 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?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056513