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Eaton Corporation Application Engineer - Power Systems Controls in Des Moines, Iowa

Eaton’s Electrical Services & Systems team is currently seeking a Application Engineer – Power Systems Controls, to join our team. This position may be based remotely.

Position Overview:

The Application Engineer - Power Systems Controls will drive growth of the PSC business by developing technical solutions, cost estimates, and detailed proposals for power management systems with automatic transfer schemes or generator paralleling controls. Typical project scope includes engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation, and testing for new construction and retrofit applications.

This role leads the front-end process, from Request for Proposal (RFP) through order entry and transition to the project execution team. The successful candidate will have the technical expertise and commercial savviness to build customer confidence and deliver high quality proposals to support this rapidly growing business.

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:

  • Review RFP’s and interpret customer plans and specifications

  • Develop technical solutions utilizing a variety of industry leading manufacturers of PLC’s, HMI’s, protective relays, synchronization relays, and power monitors

  • Estimate project costs, prepare proposals, review customer terms & conditions, and negotiate favorable project conditions

  • Build strong connections with the Eaton sales force to improve coordination and maximize opportunities to grow the PSC business

  • Ensure that all bid documents are properly stored and organized

  • Assist with order entry and transition to PSC project managers and engineers

  • Maintain metrics and reporting to guide PSC quoting strategy

  • Contribute to the standardization of work processes, tools, and templates for PSC quotations

  • Develop materials and clearly communicate PSC product line offerings to Eaton sales force, third party representatives, channel partners, and customers

  • Pursue professional development in areas of growing market opportunity

  • Work occasional evenings or weekends if necessary, to satisfy bid due dates

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

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of engineering, field service, manufacturing, or project management experience with electrical power distribution systems

  • Minimum 2 years of electrical industry related proposal generation or application engineering experience

  • Experience with switchgear automation solutions involving multiple sources (i.e. Main-Tie-Main, Main-Tie-Main-Gen, Main-Gen-Tie-Gen-Main, etc.), PLC’s, HMI’s, Substation Gateways / Real Time Automation Controllers, multi-function protective relays, and generator paralleling switchgear controls

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with electrical power distribution systems; 5+ years of proposal generation or application engineering

  • Hands-on programming and testing experience with PLC’s & HMI’s from multiple manufacturers

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Outside field service sales experience

Position Criteria:

  • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with the company’s safety program

  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

  • Technical expertise to develop PSC solutions independently

  • Produces high quality proposals with professional appearance

  • Creates cost estimates with attention to detail, including written basis & assumptions

  • Strong customer focus; responsive communication

  • Manages own workload and adjusts to changing priorities

  • Strong financial acumen and strategic mindset

  • Builds customer and stakeholder confidence through excellent presentation abilities

  • Strong computer skills within the Microsoft Office suit (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)

  • Collaborates with peers to support continuous improvement and standardization

  • Pursues continuous learning to strengthen technical and commercial skillsets

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual salary range for this role is $96,000 – 132,000, and is eligible for a performance-based Sales Incentive Plan with a target at 15% of base.

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 provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)

  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs

  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance

  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development

  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs

  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

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Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

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?: Yes – Remote

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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