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Lead Project Manager

Company: Eaton
Location: Spokane
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Lead Project Manager to join our team. This position is based out of any of the locations listed above or from a remote home office in the Pacific or Mountain time zones.

Position Overview:

The Lead Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall management and execution of projects. The PM is charged with supporting the sales force, Power Systems Controls (PSC) Engineers and Team Leaders during the entire project lifecycle to ensure a seamless transition from quote into execution. They will have the discipline to create clear and achievable cost, quality, and schedule objectives and follow these objectives through to successful completion.

The PM will support the PSC Project Management Office in the development of tools and implementation of industry best practices for project management, project controls, and coordination. The PM will also provide technical leadership to the district sales & service teams using a working knowledge of low voltage and medium voltage switchgear control design & installation. The PM must be capable of self-managing and directing a team on awarded projects, including 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.

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, every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

Skills and responsibilities include:
Establish and manage contracts between Eaton and its customers & suppliers
Plan, establish, maintain, and regularly update a project schedule for assigned projects
Monitor, control, forecast, and report costs on assigned projects within estimated project margin
Prepare and present project status information for internal and external stakeholders
Proactively identify opportunities to improve PSC operational efficiency and standardization
Take initiative to develop new project management processes, standards, and tools
Prepare, distribute, and follow through with project safety plan
Review customer specifications and bid documents, and issue change orders when necessary
Assist with order-entry and hand-off to PSC engineers
Responsibility for project profit, loss, and forecast
Contingency planning expertise and knowledge
Ability to create, prioritize, and maintain project action item lists
Ability to maintain accurate as-built documentation and punch-lists
Technical coordination between internal team members, third-party suppliers, and customers
Document control and distribution to customers and suppliers
Work evenings or weekends if necessary, to satisfy 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:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution OR minimum 10 years of field service, project management and/or proposal generation experience with electrical power distribution systems and high school diploma Minimum 5 years of project management or project engineering experience
Legally authorized to work in the United States 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 position.

Preferred qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
Professional Engineer qualification
PMP certified
Minimum 5 years of electrical industry related application engineering

Position Criteria:
The successful candidate must have a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a track record of successful project execution experience to deliver technical solutions to customers
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, with ability to be flexible to adjust to changing project conditions
Strong computer skills within the Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
Experience with Microsoft Project or Primavera P6
Basic understanding of power distribution systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) for the following applications, but not limited to
Main-Tie-Main Control
Main-Tie-Gen-Main Control
Paralleling Switchgear Applications
Experience with factory testing and field start-ups
Familiar with test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems
Have used troubleshooting skills to fix systems that were not functioning properly
Experience developing technical proposals according to customer and internal requirements
Ability to provide sketches, mark-ups and direction to Sales Engineers
Successfully complete and maintain compliance with the company's safety program
Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license
Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings

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: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

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 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)

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual base salary range for this role is $84,720 - $140,800 a year.

At Eaton, we know that good benefit plans are important to employees and their families. In addition to a competitive base salary, Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits at a Glance.




North America - US/Puerto Rico

Primary Location

United States-Arizona-Chandler

Other Locations

United States-California-San Diego, United States-Nevada-Las Vegas, United States-New Mexico-Albuquerque, United States-California-City Of Industry, United States-Washington-Tukwila, United States-Idaho-Boise, United States-California-Bakersfield, United States-Nevada-Reno, United States-California-Roseville, United States-Oregon-Wilsonville, United States-Colorado-Lafayette, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Washington-Spokane, United States-Colorado-Littleton, United States-Colorado-Aurora, United States-California-Pleasanton, United States-Washington-Kennewick, United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Arizona-Phoenix, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Washington-Seattle

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID :109469

Keywords: Eaton, Spokane , Lead Project Manager, Executive , Spokane, Washington

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