Power Electronics Principal Engineer

Power Electronics Principal Engineer

Eaton Technologies Private Limited
15-18 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Eaton Research Labs (ERL) is currently seeking a Power Electronics Principal Engineer to join our team in Menomonee Falls WI. Relocation assistance will be provided if needed.
Position Overview:
Eaton is a power management company made up of over 92,000 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.
The Principle Engineer is expected to be a recognized authority in his/her field, own the technology strategy and execution for broad applications within the Power Electronics or Energy Systems team. This includes attracting talented resources, funding and establishing key partnerships both internally and externally to drive technological advancement. He/she will be responsible for meeting the schedule, scope of work, cost, technical targets and report preparation for all research and innovation themes under his/her control.
The Principle Engineer should serve as a subject matter expert within the area of Power Conversion or Energy System globally for all for Eaton. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with the external technical community, academia, national labs, funding government agencies, active participation in industry or technical groups, international events, publishing papers, etc. Finally as a subject matter expert internally and externally, the Principle Engineer will be expected to mentor junior staff and act as consultant to internal Eaton business & customers.
Initiates and develops solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders at the highest levels within Eaton to drive strong business cases for new commercial applications and acquire needed resources and funding
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 involving multiple components utilizing our internal project execution processes, including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews.
  • Lead the development of and owns global strategies for technology roadmaps for broad applications that are linked to and supportive of the overall CRT and business strategies. Leads or co-leads ideation events (Innovation Summits, Design Bursts, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Serve as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and/or project execution of large projects and those considered white space for Eaton.
  • Initiate and develop solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders at the highest levels within Eaton to drive strong business cases for new commercial applications and acquire needed resources and funding.
  • Strategically identify leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices for multiple applications within Eaton that has cross alignments to multiple technology platforms and business strategies.
  • 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.
  • Set IP strategy with business unit stakeholders and actively contributes to IP generation.
  • Lead (or plays major role) in department and CRT process improvements.
  • Understand program/project risks and can influence key stakeholders to make pivot/persevere decisions.

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
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution with a focus on Power Systems or Power Conversion
  • 15+ years of experience within the power electronics domain
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive experience in system architecture of low and medium voltage power conversion, medium voltage motor drive technology, drive/converter topologies, high-power electronics electric machines and controls electrification of vehicles, energy storage, and grid connected converters alternative power generation and distribution. and power systems engineering, including creating specifications, defining application space, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses and documenting results.
  • Experience with the design and analysis of magnetic components for power electronics circuits-such as high-frequency inductors and transformers
  • Extensive knowledge of the materials and construction techniques and how they affect their characteristics.

Position Criteria
  • Collaborative orientation. The ability to succeed in a highly team-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in dealing with management, employees,
  • Understanding of thermal management affect the overall performance of the system, appreciation for the trade-offs necessary to achieve designs that meet performance requirements and cost objective solutions

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

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.

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