R&D Director

Job Description



Eaton eMobility recherche un(e):




Localisation : Montrottier (Lyon area)



This position will be responsible for globally leading the high voltage (HV) DC/DC converter product line for Eaton eMobility.  In this role, you will build and manage a multidisciplinary engineering team to execute all engineering product life cycle activities for HV DC/DC converters and other integrated subsystems (including but not limited to onboard chargers, power distribution and circuit protection).  The ultimate objective is to engineer products with high quality, competitive bill of material (BOM) and technology leading innovation.

In This Function You Will

  • Build and manage a global and multidisciplinary engineering team.

  • Oversee the execution of all project life cycle engineering activities including (1) pre-acquisition, (2) acquisition/pursuit, (3) application engineering, (4) handoff to production launch, and (5) sustaining engineering.

  • Ensure all engineering processes follow Eaton eMobility standards.

  • Prepare and manage engineering budgets. 

  • Define resources and timing commitments required to execute product line goals.  Manage resources and team to achieve goals.

  • Coach and mentor direct and indirect team members to meet commitments.

  • Ensure all products are designed to achieve high quality.  Drive engineering discipline in the product line.

  • Manage BOM to achieve best cost and meet commitments.

  • Collaborate with numerous internal stakeholders including program management, operations, sales, product strategy, marketing, quality, supply chain and manufacturing, Eaton Research Labs.

  • Collaborate with numerous external stakeholders including component suppliers, engineering services and OEM.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in propulsion domain

  • Minimum of 3 years in the eMobility space

  • Minimum of 10 years in engineering product development

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Masters in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 10 years experience in propulsion domain

  • 5 years in the eMobility space


    Position Criteria

  • Willing to travel 25%

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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 hiring region only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time