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Engineering Program Manager

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


Job Description

Eaton's Lighting Division has an opening for a Engineering Program Manager in our Peachtree City or downtown Atlanta GA office.
Eaton Overview
We make what matters work. Eaton is dedicated to improving people's lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable.  Because that's what really matters. Our employees make sure it works.
Our Teams are:
  • Ethical - We play by the rules and act with integrity. We are proud of our actions.
  • Passionate - We care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
  • Accountable - We seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.
  • Efficient - We value speed and simplicity.
  • Transparent - We say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.
  • Learn - We are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.
These values enable us to tackle some of the most important challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters. As a team, we have the power to make a difference.
You give us your best, we'll reward you well.  Eaton strives to provide industry competitive, employee well-being focused benefits and programs globally. The items below represent common programs globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.  Please check with an HR representative on the programs available at your local site. In many cases, programs may be provided by government resources in compliance with local regulations, instead of directly by Eaton.
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs to support you now and as you plan for the future
  • Wellness programs and resources to support the wellbeing of you and your family
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Paid time off with vacation and holiday observance
  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Donation matching (US, Canada, Puerto Rico)
  • Recognition programs for a wide range of achievements
  • Referral program to reward you for helping us find the right candidate
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Casual dress policy that allows jeans in the office
Position Overview:
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.
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


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Management discipline from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in program management or engineering team management of new mechanical or electrical product development and market introductions.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered
Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified)
  • PMI certification and/or Scrum Master certification
  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies
  • Experience with Atlassian tool suit or similar system to track development progress and interact with the team.
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams
  • Experience working with third party consultants and partners
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to meet short- and long-term deadlines.
  • Effectively meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Strong leader with excellent communication, organizational and people skills and the ability to work across functional groups
  • Proven track record of managing new product developments through a stage gate process
  • Financial acumen to complete required capital appropriation request for the assigned programs.

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: 070965