Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Service & Systems Division is currently seeking a Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Warrendale PA, Boothwyn PA, Hanover MD, Mountainside NJ, or Sandston VA.


Position Overview:

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle—whether it’s design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it’s aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date.

The Power Systems Controls group is a full-service systems integrator with the capabilities to integrate the necessary equipment and technologies, to provide a complete, power automation solution. This team of engineers and technicians brings extensive skills and experiences with a variety of leading HMI software packages enabling us to design graphically rich, easy-to-use operator interfaces that take advantage of the latest standalone or web-based technologies. Our experience transcends a multitude of equipment manufacturers, software packages, and network architectures, including all major OEM’s HMI’s, PLC’s, and components. We offer single point responsibility, a high level of engineering and systems integration expertise, and a unified focus on cost effective solutions, seamless integration, HMI development, energy management tools, and professional turnkey system design and implementation.

The Power Systems Controls Lead Engineer will lead the development, testing, and implementation of power systems control solutions for our customers using PLC’s, HMI’s, Multi-function Protection Relays, and Substation gateways from all major OEM’s.

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:
  • Design Power Systems Controls.
  • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) & Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s).
  • Program Protection relay schemes to implement controls with or without Data Concentrator.
  • Manage hyper scale data center projects to implement power system controls, factory & witness testing, and on-site commissioning with the support from other team members.
  • Support negotiations through consultation, sales calls, and training.
 

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

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Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or engineer technology from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and interacting with the direct customer on a technical basis and managing and deployment of power automation projects
  • Must be able to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of work locations listed will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Engineering license
  • Experience with AutoCAD
 
 
Position Criteria:
  • Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for design of automation systems, power management systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of protection relays based monitoring and control systems.
  • Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
  • Understanding of the company’s and competitor’s automation and power management systems and services.
  • Strong computer literacy - Working knowledge of all software packages relevant to successful performance of tasks.
  • Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with automation and power systems.
  • Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
 

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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: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

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