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Senior Power Systems Engineer - Corporate Research & Technology

Golden, Colorado


Job Description

Eaton Corporate Research and Technology (CRT) is a global research business that has an exciting and rewarding opening for a Senior Power Systems Engineer.  CRT engineers initiate and lead innovation programs supporting growth strategies of Eaton’s businesses.  This role will be located at our Golden CO facility.
The CRT focuses on the front-end of innovation by: conducting research to advance the state-of-the-art, emphasizing cross-business impact technologies, and monetizing valuable novelties to provide Eaton’s customers with safe, efficient, and reliable power management 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.
Essential functions for this position include:
  • Perform and/or direct activities including simulation, modeling, and field demonstration implementations of integrated energy applications including (but not limited to) microgrids, mobile energy systems, data centers, building networks, and distribution networks
  • Develop innovative solutions by applying cutting-edge techniques including advanced data analytics, forecasting, machine learning, optimization and predictive control; apply techniques primarily to energy and power system applications
  • Lead and contribute to integrated power systems technology projects that are focused on delivering an enhanced and unique Eaton customer experience
  • Assist with or lead the creation of detailed project plans; collaborate with Eaton program managers to manage and track project progress
  • Collaborate with business partners to create compelling business cases and acquire funding or resources to advance commercial applications of CRT technologies.
  • Serves as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and project execution
  • Identify, initiate and create partnership projects with universities and research institutes
  • Provide mentorship to project engineers as well as peers


Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited institution.
  • A foundational understanding of data analysis, probability and statistics, and control theory
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Proven track record in leading new technology or product introduction projects with strong project management skills
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert.  Has demonstrated ability to present a technical presentation or publish in a technical journal or to an audience of technical/industry peers.
  • Experience developing applications using rapid-prototyping devices and platforms such as Matlab/Simulink, HIL platforms, National Instruments, Arduino, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of power systems modeling and analysis with strong electrical power system domain knowledge
  • PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent technical field from an accredited institution
  • Experience in deploying production analytics platforms, machine learning, and/or advanced automation control system solutions from concept to implementation.
  • Expert software development skills in one or more high level languages (C#/C/C++/Java/Python).
  • Proven track record of IP generation and/or publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Able to drive strong business case with key stakeholders; ability to understand and formulate compelling value propositions.
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.

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: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 057506