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Eaton’s Research Lab (ERL) has an exciting and rewarding position as a Lead Engineer in Energy Systems to support research and technology development in power grid intelligence programs. This position will be based at our Golden, Colorado office.
Relocation assistance and future work visa application (e.g., H1B) will be provided if needed.
As a key contributor to ground-breaking research at Eaton Research Labs you will be performing research and development into cutting edge power grid technologies with identification of market opportunities, implementation and demonstration in a realistic utility or critical facility environments. The successful candidate will be challenged with engaging in research programs on grid automation, cyber security and resiliency, power systems control, stability, and fault management.
In addition, you will support business case development and technology evaluation. This role also includes the participation in a highly visible internal and third-party government funding opportunity solicitation, application, and project execution.
As domain expert, the successful candidate will be able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Specifically, external connections with universities, National Labs, utilities, and other research organizations as well as with Eaton’s business units globally serve as a key success factor.
Ability to concisely communicate sophisticated technologies to a variety of audiences (business leaders, technical and non-technical colleagues and peers), and a good blend of technical knowledge and business acumen are essential.
Eaton is a power management company with over 85,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. The ERL is a corporate R&D function within Eaton's Chief Technology Office, responsible for innovative and breakthrough technology development and commercialization for Eaton products and service solutions. This ground-breaking work helps businesses across Eaton solve critical business challenges and uncover new business opportunities.
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:
Serve as a technical and/or project lead in technology development and demonstration.
Work and track on project milestones. Assigns roles and responsibilities for the project team members.
Participate in brainstorming sessions contributing to technology strategy development.
Contribute to the value proposition development for technical projects and programs.
Contribute to government proposal preparation and/or assist with project execution. May serve as technical lead in proposal preparation and/or owner of work package during project execution.
Support building business relationships by presenting ideas and projects, participating in ideation events and acquiring resources and funding needed.
Assist in the identification of leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices to bring to Eaton.
Participate in external open innovation events with universities and research institutes.
Develop as a subject matter expertise through active participation in conferences, seminars and/or consortium meetings in relevant industry to network and stay current on topics in their field.
Actively contribute to IP generation through authoring/co-authoring disclosures and patents.
Effectively apply appropriate processes, systems, and tools.
Mentor junior staff and consult internal business and engineering customers.
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:
PhD degree or PhD candidate close to graduation from an accredited institution, OR
MS degree plus 3 years of industrial or entrepreneurial experience, OR
BS degree plus 5 years of industrial or engineering experience
Expertise in at least two of the following areas
Electric power grid automation, especially distribution automation
Power grid control and optimization, especially with distributed/decentralized control approaches
Cyber security and cyber resiliency technologies applied to power systems
AI/Machine Learning and data analytics techniques applied to power grids
Power system analysis, protection, fault management
Microgrid control and management
Substation automation and communication (IEC 61850 GOOSE/Sampled Values, DNP3, IEC 62351, IEC 62443 series)
Experience in modeling power systems or cyber systems using simulation or reverse engineering tools (EMTP, PSCAD, NS-3, Ghidra)
Experience with real time simulators such as OPAL-RT, RTDS or Typhoon
Hands-on experience with field or lab testing of protection relays, grid automation and controllers is preferred.
Familiarity and experience with corporate research and development workstyle, technical presentation, idea proposing and project execution
At Eaton, we strive to provide compensation and benefits that attract, engage, and retain the best talent. This includes competitive pay and a variety of benefit programs for eligible employees.
The expected annual salary range for this role is $97,875- $143,550 a year.
Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.
We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.
Good combination of education and application experience
Enthusiasm and capabilities in technology R&D, demonstration, and presentation.
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)
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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.
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Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office
Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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
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