Engineering Program Manager
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 involve 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.
Work with a cross functional team to manage programs from concept to commercial execution and post-sales support including service packs and bug fixes
Coordinate closely with project stakeholders and cross-functional teams to document project scope and objectives and integrate business, marketing and technology elements to create a cohesive project vision and team charter.
Coordinate 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
Manage project and product definition activities related to marketing and/or technical requirements and work with the project team to define, assess and mitigate risks that have a major impact on project cost, schedule, investment and technology.
Document project activities, issues, concerns and status to keep management informed and enable timely resolution of project problems.
Create schedule, identify critical path, and maintain throughout execution.
Manage new product development and introductions of electrical, mechanical, software, and firmware products.
Provide 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
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
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in program management or engineering team management of new mechanical, electrical, and software product development and market introductions.
Experience with Agile Program management methodologies such as MS Project and other bug tracking applications
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Relocation is not offered. Candidates must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Atlanta, GA facility.
Knowledge of best practices in software development methodologies, processes, and technologies
Proved track record of managing new product developments through stage gate process
PMI certification and/or Scrum Master certification
Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams
Experience working with third party consultants and partners
- Ability to travel up to 10%
Ability to work independently and to follow directions
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices
Strong leader with excellent communication, organizational and people skills and the ability to work across functional groups
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
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