Eaton Corporation Project Manager, New Product Introduction in Syracuse, New York

Eaton Crouse-Hinds is currently seeking Project Manager, New Product Introduction.

As the electrical industry's global leader for explosion proof and hazardous environments, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business is constantly pushing forward and looking ahead, advancing electrical and instrumentation products in new and innovative ways. Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business manufactures over 100,000 products for NEC and IEC applications, including: conduit fittings and cable glands, industrial control and electrical apparatus, enclosures, industrial luminaires (including LED), plugs and receptacles, drilling and marine products, commercial construction and solar solutions.


This position reports to the Program Manager of New Product Development and independently develops and directs a broad range of product design projects.

The Project Manager is responsible for the initiation, development and timely completion of New Product Introduction projects. This includes the planning and scheduling of projects, engineering and development cost/timing, product cost analysis and evaluation of alternatives, design reviews, management reviews, tooling release and production readiness.

  • Ability to apply project management methodologies and strategies to reduce potential project risk throughout the duration of the project lifecycle.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to delineate work breakdown for all functional areas

  • Ability to build effective teams made up of diverse individual contributors

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Development and accountability to performance of project resource allocation\

  • Prioritize and communication of project tasks

  • Communication of project status to management (tollgates, leadership reviews, stand-up meetings, weekly report outs)

  • Ability to manage $5M plus Mature Annual Sales projects, 100 plus SKUs typically in the project and would likely be limited to complex sub-systems or simple system level projects that are strategically critical in nature

  • Capable to drive teams and projects to achieve scope attainment and time to market requirements

  • Projects are typically of a multi-site and/or cross divisional in nature

  • Proficient in the identification and management of project/program risk (associated with cost, timing, scope)

  • Proficient in tracking and management of product cost, project costs, labor, and capital



  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution

  • 7 years of experience leading projects

  • 5 years of engineering experience.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate area (50 miles radius) will be considered for this position


  • Bachelors of Science degree in engineering from an accredited institution

  • PMP certification

  • Experience with electrical products and an understanding of UL/CSA and global certification requirements


  • Detail-oriented

  • High level of integrity

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Computer Skills – MS Office, MS Project, knowledge of SAP or similar ERP system.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities against multiple deadlines

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to leverage resources effectively in a matrix environment

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 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: EPG CHD EP Americas

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