Engineering Manager - eMobility

Job Description

Eaton’s eMobility segment is currently seeking an engineering manager to join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team. This position will be located in Southfield, MI.  Relocation assistance will be provided.


At Eaton, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment with power management technologies that are innovative, efficient, reliable and safe.  Making power management work takes the passion and creativity of all our employees around the world. This passion inspired the creation of the new Eaton eMobility segment, combining our deep expertise in vehicle and electric power to deliver a wide range of solutions for on- and off-road electrified vehicles, helping to reduce the environmental impact of transportation around the world.


The eMobility Engineering manager role will be leading our Advanced Technology team.  This team delivers next generation technology in power electronics and circuit protection for application on electric vehicles. This includes but is not limited to inverters, on board chargers, DC Converters, high voltage power distribution units and fuses. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering the pipeline of projects that will support the rapid growth of the eMobility business. This role will be managing global teams both directly and indirectly to accomplish the projects. The team will continue to grow in both size and scope as eMobility grows and this position will be responsible for managing the team and the R&D budget. This role will establish the technology roadmap and stay on top of industry trends and emerging technology in the electric vehicle industry.  The team will be developing innovations in software and hardware from sub-component to vehicle system integration. 


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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Lead a team to develop and refine a technology strategy for the eMobility business

  • Manage and deliver global technology projects on-time and to budget

  • Gather Voice of the customer information from global automotive and commercial vehicle OEMs

  • Understand key supplier technology roadmaps
  • Drive functional excellence and efficiency with the team by utilizing engineering best practices and standardized tools

  • Coordinate external partnerships with universities, suppliers, and other 3rd party support to accomplish your goals.

  • Create the budget through the annual planning process and manage all programs to achieve targets

  • Participate in creation of the intellectual property strategy for the business

  • Manage competitive benchmarking activity and knowledge sharing

  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key customers and suppliers


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in product development or technology development systems.  Experience gained from grad school programs or above will be counted toward this.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Power Electronics, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical engineering

  • Automotive Industry Experience
  • Experience with model-based design methods a plus

  • Knowledge of electric motors, inverters, chargers and DC converters

  • Experience with electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Track record of managing technology development teams

  • Passion for the future of electrified vehicles

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: VEH EMB eMobility

Job Level: Manager
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time