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Project Engineer

Company: Eaton
Location: Wilsonville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Engineering Service & Systems division is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join our team. This position will be based at an Eaton office in one of the following locations: Chandler, AZ; Wilsonville, OR; Tukwila, WA

Eaton's Electrical Services & Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle-whether it's design, build, or support. Our services integrate and optimize the elements of a power system to make sure it's aligned with business goals. We can help keep your power system safe, efficient, reliable, and up-to-date. Eaton has one of the most experienced teams of project engineers in the industry, with industry-standard software and advanced modeling and analysis capabilities at their fingertips. This multi-disciplinary team brings extensive skills, experience and design processes to project engineering in support of Eaton's Project Operations business. Active participation in technical societies such as IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our engineers are knowledgeable about today's cutting edge engineering techniques. We assist customers at every stage of the power system through asset modernization and new project design from power generation, to synchronous condensers, to substation and distribution substations, to renewable energy and smart grid engineering, and a wide range of other power focused projects.

The Project Operations team's focus is developing and managing turnkey projects for government, commercial, industrial, and utility customers. This team has a national reach, providing support for key customers, project engineers and our project management staff.

The purpose of this position is to provide protection and control design engineering services instrumental to the completion of turnkey projects. This position is to support other project engineering leads and create protection and control design documents. The project engineer is responsible for supporting design deliverables as a protection and control team to maintain project schedule, design budget, design accuracy, and submittal completeness working in concert with a broader designer team. The Engineer is charged with value added engineering to provide a quality product while driving efficiencies. The applicant will work with other engineering team members and stakeholders to insure the highest levels of engineering capability, quality and delivery of both engineering only and design build contacts.

In this function you will:

  • Engineer and design power systems
  • Integrate new technologies
  • Provide engineering recommendation and technical guidance
  • Manage project technical deliverables and estimates
  • Support construction and commissioning activities.

    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 in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
    • Minimum of (3) years of engineering experience
    • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
    • Must reside within a 50 mile radius of the work location(s) listed on the posting. No relocation is being offered for this role.

      Preferred qualifications:
      • Professional Engineer License
      • PMP Certification
      • 5 or more years of engineering experience

        Position Criteria:
        • Successfully complete and maintain compliance with the safety program and policies
        • Submit to periodic drug and background screens for compliance with customer entrance requirements in order to perform on-site work
        • Ability to read & understand electrical schematics
        • Ability to maintain schedule and budget
        • Ability to work with engineering team members
        • Ability to work with and lead manufacturing electricians
        • Ability to work with Eaton procurement, scheduling, safety and financial systems
        • Have a basic understanding of power system studies including short circuit, coordination, and arc flash.
        • Knowledge and understanding of turnkey projects
        • Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Working knowledge of NERC/FERC, NESC, NEC, ANSI, NETA, IEEE

          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)
          • Company Vehicle Provided

            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 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

            Primary Location

            United States-Arizona-Chandler

            Other Locations

            United States-Washington-Tukwila, United States-Oregon-Wilsonville

            Work Locations

            Chandler AZ Loc


            ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

            Job Level

            Individual Contributor



            Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?


            Does this position offer relocation?



            Yes, 10 % of the Time

            Requisition ID :107512

Keywords: Eaton, Portland , Project Engineer, Professions , Wilsonville, Oregon

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