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Eaton Corporation Eaton Electrical Services Systems Early Talent Program – Strategic Programs Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

We make what matters work.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.

What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:

  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of responsibilities.

  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.

  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.

  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

Position Overview: 

The Eaton global service team is one of the largest and most experienced teams of power professionals in the industry. As a Strategic Programs Engineers, your engineering assignments will provide you with the opportunity to act as a resource for project managers, sales, contracts, finance, and our customers.

The strategic programs engineer will provide the Mission Critical team with consistent and intimate support in managing their projects. This position is responsible for project cost tracking, ongoing cost estimate validation, project schedule development/maintenance, creation of purchase requisitions, material and equipment tracking, subcontractor/vendor requests for pricing, submittal generation/oversight, document control, and warranty support.

This role is designed to prepare you for both technical and future leadership roles at Eaton.  There is a desired commitment of 3-5 years in this initial role with Eaton due to the complexity and breadth of product knowledge needed for success in project management. As a strategic programs engineer, you will be provided with a structured training and development curriculum; a blend of instructor-led, virtual classrooms, eLearning courses, and on-the-job training to assist you in developing your career.   


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Currently possess or will have obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a major in Electrical, Electrical and Computer, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Industrial or Systems from an accredited institution required with a graduation date no later than August 2021

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher (please do not round) 

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant internship or co-op experience

  • Community and campus activity with leadership roles

  • Strong analytical, computer, writing and presentation skills

  • Relevant industry experience

  • Experience in project management, engineering, sales, or support experience in electrical assemblies, electrical distribution and power protection technology.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Position Criteria:

  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States

  • Up to 10% travel required 

  • Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings.

  • Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Participant must be willing to relocate to Raleigh, North Carolina

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: Entry Level

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 country only

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.