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Eaton Corporation Senior Specialist Power Systems Engineer in Golden, Colorado

Eaton is currently seeking a Senior Specialist Power Systems Engineer to join our Power Systems Technologies team. This position is based at our Golden, CO or Menomonee Falls, WI location. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

The primary role of this Senior Specialist Power Systems Engineer is to enhance the state-of-the-art power distribution system in North America and work with global teams to advance the regional requirements.

Eaton’s Research Labs (ERL) is a global research business and has an exciting and rewarding position for a Power System Engineer seeking a challenging career in Power System and Energy industry. Eaton employs about 10,000 engineers in various disciplines and the ERL engineers initiate and lead innovation programs supporting this large team of engineers. This position enables the person hired to develop new technologies, improve existing products, acquire internal and external funding, lead discussions with national labs and customer technology leaders, present ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and ERL leadership. A good blend of technical knowledge and business acumen is desired to be successful in this role. The selected candidate will be working with engineering teams located in both Golden, Colorado and Menomonee Falls, WI.

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 role you will:

  • Create innovative power distribution and energy management solutions and prototypes based on advanced technologies, as a technical expert and as a team leader.

  • Lead technology development projects and guide teams (local and remote resources) and external technology resources (advanced engineering groups in the business units, University researchers, National Laboratories, and Utility Customers).

  • Identify and develop commercialization solutions with substantial growth potential for Eaton’s power distribution businesses, and provide advisory services to business partners

  • Actively participate in strategic planning and development of Eaton product/service offerings and support New Product/Technology Introductions concurrent with Eaton business needs.

  • Provide mentoring and help develop/train less experienced staff in a working environment.

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited Institution

  • 10 years of highly relevant industry experience.

  • Experience with digital signal processing, database management, on-premise and cloud application

  • Experience in a variety of power system protection, monitoring and control (FLISR, AMI, integrated Volt/VAR control, adaptive protection, etc.)

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in project-based development (including lean software development) and work in matrixed organization.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in power system control and optimization

  • Experience with machine learning (decision tree, neural network, etc.)

  • Experience with technology readiness level (TRL 3 to 6) projects.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to lead engineering teams to high value solutions

  • Familiar with IEEE and IEC standards (e.g., IEEE 1547) and industry reliability standards (e.g., SAIFI, SAIDI, CAIDI)

  • Strong software/hardware development skills for rapid prototyping

  • Business acumen with proven record of formulating value proposition and creating intellectual property.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.

  • Proven track record in taking technologies from concepts to validated product applications.

  • Strong technical publication and invention record.

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

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 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: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Indeed Sponsored Job: IND123-SBengineering

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.