Eaton Corporation Senior Engineer - Power Systems Controls in Warrendale, Pennsylvania

Eaton’s Engineering Services & Systems Division is seeking a Senior Engineer - Power Systems Controls. The Senior Engineer - Power Systems Controls will be based at our Warrendale, PA facility.

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.

The Power Systems Controls 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 implementation.

Position Overview:

The Senior Engineer – Power Systems Controls will provide 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)

  • Write and deploy complex power transfer and other control schemes including Main-Tie-Main transfer schemes, load shedding/ peak shaving schemes, breaker control schemes, SCADA system development, and generator control.

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for design of automation systems, power management

  • systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.

  • Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.

  • Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.

  • 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 management systems.

  • Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company interests in developing customer relationships to

  • assure long-term customer satisfaction.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills

  • Experience with HMI (Human Machine Interface) software

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Knowledge and proficiency working with substation, SCADA, and industrial communication protocols including Modbus, Ethernet/IP, DNP3 and IEC 61850.

  • Knowledge and proficiency working with Ethernet layer 2 and layer 3 networking and experience implementing industrial/OT type networks.

  • Knowledge and proficiency working with Codesys logic programming software with a preference to structured text language.

  • Knowledge and proficiency of common substation IED’s, protection relays, metering, event recorders, time synchronization, etc across multiple vendors.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with PLC programming and experience with power systems

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • Candidates must live within a 50 mile radius of the work location. No company sponsored relocation will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working with PLC programming and experience interacting with the direct customer on a technical basis and managing and deployment of power automation projects

  • Professional Engineering license

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

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

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

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