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Eaton Corporation Proposal Application Engineer – Modular Solutions in Lafayette, Colorado

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Proposal Application Engineer – Modular Solutions to join our team. This position is based out of our office in any of these locations: Moon TWP, PA, Warrendale, PA, Raleigh, NC, Appleton, WI, South Milwaukee, WI, Arden, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Greenwood, SC, Waukesha, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, Houston, TC, Littleton, CO or Lafayette, CO.

Position Overview:

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’s Modular Solutions Program is a dynamic and growing segment with the larger EESS organization. The Modular Solutions Program includes Modular Integrated Transportable Substations (MITS) and low voltage critical (UPS-centric) and non-critical enclosures & skids. As Eaton looks to grow this segment, the Modular Solutions Product Line has an opening for a Proposal Application Engineer – Modular Solutions to develop proposals to support Modular Skid Based solutions.

This position will be the technical lead for assigned opportunities during proposal stage as well hand off and support during the engineering design phase of a customer order.

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.

Skills and responsibilities include:

  • Interpret project specifications and provide a detailed specification response with support from lead application engineers, center of excellence engineers; assist Sales with technical proposals/bid packages.

  • Respond to requests from Project Operations Managers, NAS Sales, Utility / Cooper & Other Reps, Channel Partners, EESS Market Segment Managers (Utility, Industrial, Government, Commercial)

  • Lead and create proposals for projects and provide input to Pricing Approvals and Deal Strategy Reviews for projects that meet the criteria (e.g. order value, complexity).

  • Detailed technical and commercial proposal writing

  • Support proposals on a national level.

  • Work evenings or weekends to satisfy Bid-Due-Dates.

  • Interface with vendors and purchasing team on requesting quotes. Develop vendor requirements as part of RFQ to vendors. Review pricing and technical response of vendors to ensure scope of supply is well defined and adequately addressed in bid.

  • In the absence of firm customer specifications or design, be able to perform engineering system design for customized modular solutions to include UPS systems, switchboards, panelboards, transformers, and other electrical infrastructure equipment as required to meet basic customer requirements. Equipment can be comprised on Eaton, Legacy Cooper and third party components

  • Contribute standardized proposals templates and develop and share pricing or other tools to improve proposal efficiency

  • Interface with Project Execution team for system applications and order summary information.

  • Support technical presentations and development of new specifications with customer technical staff.

  • Provide technical assistance (including warranty request) after order receipt

  • Lead the technical execution of assigned projects in partnership with the assigned Project Manager for project hand-off and technical support during the project.

  • Contribute to Modular Solutions technology roadmap

  • Contribute feedback on form, fit, function of proposed designs in design reviews

  • When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of (5) years of electrical industry application engineering or proposal development experience

  • Must reside within 50 miles of work location(s) listed on this posting. No relocation is being offered for this role.

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Experience in writing and reviewing subcontractor and equipment vendor work scopes; being able to evaluate proposals for specification compliance; experience with risk evaluation and risk management.

  • Experience providing front line support for sales and negotiation questions, project management, and commercial issues.

  • Experience providing technical support to product sales teams

Position Criteria:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Electrical and services industry, products and solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain customer relationships and resolve complaints.

  • Results driven

  • Creative Thinking

  • Strong experience to deliver technical solutions to customers

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to be flexible to adjust to changing project conditions

  • Strong computer skills including basic Autocad or other drawing tools

  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of Eaton’s BidMan tools

  • Pro-active at solving issues before becoming problems

  • Knowledgeable with NEC (National Electrical Code) and knowledge how to seek out utility requirements

  • Electrical Systems focus with Power Distribution Equipment including UPS systems

  • Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings

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.

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual salary range for this role is $84,720 - $116,490 a year. Eligible for a performance-based Sales Incentive Plan with a target at 15% of base. 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. (http://www.eatonbenefits.com/ecm/groups/public/@pub/@eatonbenefits/documents/content/pct_1804713.pdf)

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.

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, 25 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.

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