Eaton Corporation Engineering Program Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

We are seeking a world-class senior engineering program manager to drive the development and implementation of lighting fixtures and connected lighting projects that enable the world of IoT. Eaton, located in Peachtree City, Georgia is a market leader in providing innovative lighting solutions. The nature of these projects involve mechanical, electrical, software, testing, and regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will understand the who, what, and how of system development and will own the execution of the program schedule.

Position Overview:

The program manager will own documentation and tracking of all programs including stage gate process management, regular cadence of meetings/reviews, reporting, program metrics, and countermeasures. The candidate will be comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization, in managing conflict, removing obstacles, driving progress, and accountability.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with a cross functional team to manage programs from concept to commercial execution and post-sales support including service packs and bug fixes

  • Coordinates closely with project stakeholders and cross-functional teams to document project scope and objectives

  • Integrate business, marketing and technology elements to create a cohesive project vision and team charter.

  • Coordinates with one or more scrum teams in a waterfall and Agile environment to maintain a project plan aligned with Eaton stage gate product development process

  • Manages project and product definition activities related to marketing and/or technical requirements

  • Work with the project team to define, assess and mitigate risks that have a major impact on project cost, schedule, investment and technology.

  • Execute programs within scope, time and budget.

  • Document project activities, issues, concerns and status to keep management informed and enable timely resolution of project problems.

  • Participate in the development and use of project management procedures and guidelines at Eaton

  • Ability to meet short- and long-term deadlines.

  • Effectively meet the needs of internal and external customers.

  • Create schedule, identify critical path, and maintain throughout execution.

  • Manages new product development and introductions of electrical, mechanical, software, and firmware products.

  • Provides periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule

  • Financial acumen to complete required capital appropriation request for the assigned programs.

  • Works in cross-disciplinary manner with other departments (e.g., Manufacturing, Marketing, Procurement, Customer Support, Suppliers, etc.) and facilitates the stage gate processes.


Basic Qualifications:

· BS degree in engineering discipline

· A minimum of 5 years of experience in program management or engineering team management of new mechanical, electrical, and software product development and market introductions.

· Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without current or future company sponsorship

· No relocation assistance provided; candidate must reside within a 50-mile radius of the work location.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with third party consultants and partners

  • PMI certification and/or Scrum Master certification

  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams

  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies

  • Experience with Atlassian tool suit or similar system to track development progress and interact with the team.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and to follow directions.

  • Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices.

  • Proficient with project/program management tools such as MS Project and other bug tracking applications

  • Knowledge of best practices in software development methodologies, processes, and technologies

  • Strong leader with excellent communication, organizational and people skills and the ability to work across functional groups

  • Proven track record of managing new product developments through a stage gate process

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: Program / Project Management

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time