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Eaton Corporation Vehicle Electrification Engineering Specialist in Southfield, Michigan

Join Eaton’s Research Labs team and help positively impact our business through leading technologies, exciting and challenging enterprise projects and new platforms. We are currently seeking a Vehicle Electrification Engineering Specialist for our Southfield MI or Menomonee Falls WI location. Relocation assistance will be provided if needed.

Position Overview:

Eaton Research Labs focuses on the front end of innovation by conducting research to advance the state of the art, emphasizing cross-business impact technologies, and innovating to provide Eaton’s customers with safe, efficient, and reliable power management solutions.

The Energy Systems team has the principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant growth opportunities for diverse Eaton businesses in the area of power system management and optimization for electrical power systems including both stationary applications and electric vehicles.

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:

  • Lead complex global technology realization programs/projects utilizing our internal project execution processes, including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews.

  • Be responsible for creating, executing and tracking all the milestones for the entire project. Assigns roles and responsibilities for the project team members.

  • Be responsible for setting the strategy for an entire program that can encompass multiple projects. Responsible to assign project leads and technical leads for all program activities.

  • Serve as (or support) Program Managers in the development of detailed project plans and value proposition.

  • Lead globally diverse cross-functional project teams effectively and manage selected projects under the guidelines of our internal stage-gate process.

  • Lead the development of strategies for technology roadmaps for specific applications that are linked to and supportive of the overall CRT and business strategies.

  • Participate and present in ideation events (Innovation Summits, Design Bursts, etc.)

  • Serve as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and/or project execution

  • Initiate and develop solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders

  • Drive strong business cases for new commercial applications and acquire needed resources and funding

  • Identify leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices to bring to Eaton

  • Lead open innovation events with universities and external institutes that align with Power Block strategy

  • Serve as a subject matter expert externally and internally. This includes leadership/active participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners.

  • Actively contribute to and guides team members on IP generation

  • Participate in department and process improvements and can teach standard processes and tools to junior staff

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

Basic (Required) Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Control System Engineering from an accredited institution re

  • 5+ years of industrial vehicle electrification/charging infrastructure experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD preferred in Electrical Engineering or Control System Engineering or a related field.

  • Experience in the following areas: electric vehicle power systems, high voltage DC power systems, or charging infrastructure

  • Experience in performing dynamic systems modeling and analysis, performing technology research and development from concept to implementation.

  • Experience with real time simulators such as DSPACE, OPAL-RT and/or RTDS.

  • Solid knowledge in high voltage power conversion or power distribution system design and analysis.

  • Experienced in engaging with business stakeholders and OEM customers and developing strong partnerships in key research areas.

  • Experience with Vehicle to Grid/ Vehicle to Infrastructure and related communication protocols such as J1772, ISO15118 is a plus.

Position Criteria:

  • Able to drive strong business case with key stakeholders and create new commercial applications

  • Recognized externally as a subject matter expert. This may be evident through invitations to present a technical presentation or publish in a technical journal as SME to an audience of technical/industry peers

  • Proficient in energy/power management for electrical power system using model-based development tools such as Matlab/Simulink/Simscape, PSCAD, or AMESim.

  • Understands risks and can set key milestones for technology development

  • Strong technical publication and invention record

  • Experience in writing government proposals;

  • DFSS certification is a plus.

  • Experience in leading projects

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 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 hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.

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