Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is
currently seeking a Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer to join
our team. This position will be based any of these locations:
Smyrna, GA, Louisville, KY, Louisville, TN, Arden, NC, Greenwood,
SC, Morrisville, NC, Nashville, TN, Deerfield Beach, FL, Pelham,
AL, Columbia SC, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC or Orlando, FL.
The Lead Power System Controls Engineer will lead field service
systems integration engineering and technical consultation for
customers in the areas of system design, programming, installation,
start up, maintenance, repair, training and modification of
automated control systems and power management systems.
The Power Systems Controls (PSC) group is a full-service systems
integrator with the capabilities to integrate the necessary
equipment and technologies, to provide a complete, power automation
solution. This team of engineers and technicians brings extensive
skills and experiences with a variety of leading HMI software
packages enabling us to design graphically rich, easy-to-use
operator interfaces that take advantage of the latest standalone or
web-based technologies. Our experience transcends a multitude of
equipment manufacturers, software packages, and network
architectures, including all major OEMs HMI, PLCs, and components.
We offer single point responsibility, a high level of engineering
and systems integration expertise, and a unified focus on cost
effective solutions, seamless integration, HMI development, energy
management tools, and professional turnkey system design and
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.
The primary responsibilities of this position include; but are not
limited to the following: Technical Responsibilities:
Prepare submittal documentation for projects and meet with
customers to discuss project requirements and review
Follow customers specifications and internal specifications for
Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) for the following
applications, but not limited to
Simple Automatic Transfer Controls between two sources (e.g.
Complex Automatic Transfer controls between multiple sources (e.g.
Paralleling Switchgear Applications
Write and deploy complex power and control schemes including load
shedding/ peak shaving schemes utilizing multiple distributed
energy resources, Microgrid operations, breaker control schemes,
SCADA system development.
Ensure projects have proper controls, metering and monitoring.
Controls include Power meters, automation equipment (PLC/HMI),
protective relays, load sharing, synchronization, etc.
Select components and create bill of materials.
Provide sketches, mark-ups and direction to Electrical Designers to
develop project drawings. Review and approve project drawings. You
may also be responsible for completing the CAD drawings.
Write operating sequences and instruction manuals.
Assist with factory testing and field start-ups as required.
Be responsible for working with test equipment and diagnostic
instruments for automation and power management systems.
Be able to troubleshoot systems that are not functioning
Be expected to work with relay logic.
Knowledge of digital multifunction relays for genset protection and
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
Programmable Logic Controller experience with the following
HMI/SCADA Experience with the following manufactures:
Eaton Visual Designer
Rockwell Automation Factory Talk View
Capable of programming in SQL, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, or
Functional Self-Management: Work with minimal supervision, manage
own time effectively, and maintain control over all current
You will receive general direction but exercise discretion as to
personal work details. Plan and execute as needed to accomplish
assigned individual tasks to meet expectations (cost, quality,
delivery). Assume responsibility of all assigned work.
Work as a member of a project team, maintain project schedule,
attend project meetings, and keep project manager informed of
status, and complete required project metrics and design
documentation. Understand all parts of larger projects.
Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Sales
Quote general turnkey controls schemes (analyze specifications,
price all applicable labor and materials, write a proposed scope of
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds
that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company -
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited
Minimum of 7 years of power system or electrical engineering
No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only
candidates within a 50-mile radius of the location(s) will be
considered. Active-duty military is exempt from the geographical
Knowledge of SCADA systems and associated protocols (Modbus, DNP3,
Project management experience
Demonstrated ability to utilize the government's specifications
with SpecsIntact software.
Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for
design of automation systems, power management systems,
human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of protection relays based monitoring
and control systems.
Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for
automation and power management systems.
Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
Understanding of the company's and competitor's automation and
power management systems and services.
Strong computer literacy - Working knowledge of all software
packages relevant to successful performance of tasks.
Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working
with automation and power systems.
Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company
interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term
Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
Experience with AutoCAD
Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license
As a contractor with the Federal government, Eaton is subject to
the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccination. As permitted by
applicable law, the candidate(s) hired under this posting must
provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines,
or request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation
exempting them from the requirement. Vaccination status will not be
verified until after an offer of employment is provided, and
candidates may also request a medical, pregnancy or religious
accommodation at that time.
Eaton also 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:
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.
North America - US/Puerto Rico
United States-Florida-Orlando, United States-South
Carolina-Columbia, United States-North Carolina-Morrisville, United
States-Alabama-Pelham, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh, United
States-North Carolina-Charlotte, United
States-Tennessee-Louisville, United States-North Carolina-Arden,
United States-South Carolina-Greenwood, United
States-Florida-Deerfield Beach, United States-Tennessee-Nashville,
Smyrna GA Loc
ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility)
allowed for this position?
Does this position offer relocation?
Yes, 25 % of the Time
Requisition ID :107923
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