Project Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is currently seeking a Project Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Syracuse, NY location.

Position Overview:

The Project Manager is responsible for the successful administration, planning, and execution of all arena and stadium installation projects and/or service warranty projects.  This position is responsible for applying the appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and techniques required to manage the different project processes and leverage the necessary resources to successfully bring a customer project to completion under budget. 


The project manager acts as the lead and owns all aspects of a project such as customer liaison activities, specifications clarification, implementation of change orders, sequencing activities and establishing deliverables, establishing start-up requirements and working with outside contractors to schedule commissioning/servicing activities.


Additionally, this position will be responsible for technical knowledge surrounding power requirements for LED lighting.


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.

In this function you will:
Project Planning:
  • Identify project stakeholders (i.e. agents, contractors, engineers and/or end users) and determine needs and expectations for each project as it pertains to the complete lighting system.

  • Establish clear set of project goals; prioritize demand, sequence of activities and a detailed schedule to meet customer requested delivery dates.

  • Clarify completion criteria for each deliverable (i.e. approval drawings, submittal drawings, start-up co-ordination, commissioning and training sign-off) and develop customer acceptance plan.

  • Work with various functional groups to manage changes and change notices (i.e. inside sales, customer service, supply chain and operations).

Electrical SME:
  • Familiar with IEEE electronic standards 

  • Able to inspect and check for grounding/balancing/voltage requirements

  • Ability to read electrical drawings and make recommendations 

  • Ability to train electrical contractor on long term power monitoring and able to make recommendations

Project Execution:
  • Provide ongoing monitoring and communication of deliverables to various project stakeholders at the agent, distributor, contractor and end-customer locations.

  • Work with project stakeholders to suggest and implement improvements and/or modifications to project scope, deliverables, timelines and resources.

  • Provide ongoing communication and updates to finance for POC (Percent of Completion) tracking.

  • Utilization of established project management tools in addition to maintaining visual timelines for each project to ensure unified effort and coordination at the customer site.

  • Work with the Field Services team to ensure timely and accurate completion of startup, commissioning and customer training activities.

Project Closing:
  • Ensure project completion criteria have been met and obtain stakeholder approval for final deliverables.

  • Create and provide closeout binder for customer with all pertinent project information.

  • Conduct post mortem or lessons learned review with key stakeholder as part of the continuous improvement effort to achieve world class project management standards in the lighting industry.

  • Review of overall project margin as it pertains to product costs, engineering and design costs, and startup/commissioning costs.

  • 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 from an accredited institution

  • Electrical contracting experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of project management experience 

  • 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 Syracuse, New York will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • MBA
  • PMP Certification

  • PE- Electrical Engineering

  • Certified Electrical Contractor

Position Criteria:
  • Must have a strong technical aptitude and experience with MS Office including PC skills, Windows and Microsoft Office.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with customers via the phone, e-mail and other written and verbal communication mediums.

  • Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a desire to actively contribute to the group’s success.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong professional presence.
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

Eaton has announced its intent to spin off its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 


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: Sales

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, 50 % of the Time