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Eaton Corporation Senior Electrical Project Manager - Turnkey & Modular in Urbandale, Iowa

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Systems and Services is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Project Manager – Turnkey & Modular to join our team. This position can be based at one of the following locations: Glendale Heights, IL; Southfield, Comstock Park, MI; North Little Rock, AR; Appleton, Menomonee Falls, WI; Urbandale, IA; Lenexa, KS; Indianapolis, IN; Omaha, NE; Fenton, MO; Westerville, Parma, West Chester, OH; Chanhassen, MN.

Position Overview:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the use of modern project management tools and techniques to execute projects related to the engineering, procurement, and construction of electrical power system modifications including civil construction scope. Modernization projects will relate to the electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution industry with specific focus on Eaton’s Modular integrated transportable substation portfolio that is an ultra-flexible modular substation solution designed on a self-supporting transformer skid or trailer. The Project Manager will use his/her knowledge of industrial and utility power distribution equipment, power system engineering, substation design, & construction safety to deliver projects with a high degree of professionalism and safety.

The Senior Project Manager will have full responsibility of project and authority to complete his/her assigned project from inception to scope development, planning, execution, management of people and resources. He or she will have the discipline to create clear and achievable cost, quality, and schedule objectives and follow these objectives through to successful completion. The Senior Project Manager will also provide technical leadership to the district sales & service teams. Individual must be capable of self-managing and directing a team on awarded projects for electrical equipment, including working knowledge of electrical substation design & installation. Equipment includes transformers, oil circuit breakers, power circuit breakers, power supplies, integrated housings, protective relaying, power cable, substation equipment, motor control centers, medium voltage control, excitation equipment, automatic transfer switches, rotating equipment, and AC drives.

Candidate must have a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a track record of successful project execution experience to deliver technical solutions to customers. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, with ability to be flexible to adjust to changing project conditions. Strong computer skills are required. Travel is required.

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:

  • Manages & maintains the commercial contract between Eaton and its customers

  • Estimates, prepares, submits, and manages change orders between customer and Eaton

  • Manages and communicates the scope of work & responsibilities between Eaton’s customers, Eaton’s employees, & Eaton’s suppliers / sub-contractors

  • Establishes, and manages the contract(s) between Eaton and its vendors & subcontractors

  • Plans, establishes, maintains, and regularly updates a project schedule on assigned projects

  • Manages communication, and distributes documentation between Eaton and its customers

  • Monitors, reports, and controls costs on assigned projects within estimated project margin

  • Reports, forecasts, and presents project financial activity to Eaton’s management

  • Prepares, distributes, and follows through with project safety plan

  • Responsible for financial performance of project including profitability, project revenue, and cash flow

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 with minimum 3 years of project management or engineering experience OR Associates degree from an accredited institution with minimum 10 years of Project Management experience OR minimum 15 years of project management experience with high school diploma.

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

  • Must reside within a 50-mile radius of the work locations listed as no relocation is being offered for this position.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in Power Plant Electrical Projects

  • First and CPR Trained

  • PMP Certified

  • Experience with Microsoft Project or Primavera Scheduling software

Position Criteria:

  • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with Eaton’s safety program and policy

  • Periodically submit to background/drug screens as required by customers

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

  • Candidate must have a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a track record of successful project execution experience to deliver technical solutions to customers.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, with ability to be flexible to adjust to changing project conditions.

  • Strong computer skills are required.

  • Knowledge and skills to manage project scope changes

  • Ability to develop and maintain project schedules

  • Ability to work with and manage design teams

  • Ability to improve subcontractor inefficiencies

  • Working knowledge of NERC/FERC, NESC, NEC, ANSI, NETA

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 a year, eligible for an annual performance-based incentive plan with a target at 13% of base salary.

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)


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 us at 412-893-3600 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number. All other inquiries related to your job search will not be supported by this phone number.

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 – Hybrid

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time