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Project Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Arden, North Carolina, United States

Eaton’s North American Sales division is currently seeking a Project Engineer. This is a hybrid position based in Arden, NC

What you’ll do:

The primary function of the Project Engineer is to serve as the technical liaison between the product lines, field sales and the customer during the execution of project orders. In this role, you will have technical ownership of the order and create a positive customer experience through a proactive approach to project support and issue resolution. The Project Engineer leverages centralized resources to manage documentation and resolve issues while building relationships across customers and Eaton facilities to deliver a successful project. This position works independently on daily tasks while also collaborating with the project and sales teams.

In this function you will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external customers for assigned projects
  • Review and interpret contract drawings and specifications ensuring technical accuracy
  • Manage technical changes to the bill of material
  • Coordinate and interpret engineered-to-order drawings
  • Leverage centralized resources to create and manage project documentation
  • Provide technical support and follow through to drive all warranty issues to closure
  • Act as the technical liaison between customers, sales, and factories to efficiently carry out technical order configuration, documentation, and warranty resolutions.
  • Serve as the customer’s advocate by relaying the appropriate level of urgency to peer contacts in Eaton’s manufacturing facilities and escalating issues as required to management
  • Pursue continuous learning of products and applications related to engineered products
  • Collaborates with the Project Management Team including Project Managers, Sales Engineers, Project Coordinators, other Project Engineers, and the Documentation Team
  • Lead verbal or written communication with internal and external stakeholders to address technical scope and design concerns
  • Develop and execute proactive order entry strategies that will facilitate order fulfillment and technical support as well as minimize order delay.
  • Manage daily phone and email activity, providing directions, solutions and updates.
  • Perform all other duties as required by Management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent college credits
  • Sponsorship is not available. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without requiring company sponsorship.
  • Relocation not available. Candidates must reside within 50-mile radius of Arden, NC.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates degree in engineering or another technical field
  • Possess or working towards Bachelor’s degree in engineering or another technical field
  • Electrical industry expertise and product knowledge
  • Prior engineering, sales and/or sales support experience
  • Proficiency in applications required for job function including, but not limited to, Eaton Bid Manager, AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam, customer quality management tools, ERP systems, and Microsoft O365


Position Criteria:

  • Possess technical sales aptitude, market channel knowledge and power distribution expertise
  • Capable of working in a team environment, using strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish customer relationships within the market area while maintaining and growing existing customer relationships
  • Knowledgeable of Eaton product and service capabilities and can assemble standard offerings to meet customer needs with occasional internal oversight
  • Possess necessary computer skills including: Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, Internet applications, Microsoft Office applications, and other product configuration tools
  • Possess organizational, presentation, training, and planning skills
  • Knowledgeable of market industry and key trends
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

The expected annual salary range for this role is $65250.0 - $95700.0 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

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