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Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Systems Engineer


Houston, Texas, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $88499.97 - $129799.96 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. This position requires up to 25% travel. Candidate must live within 50 mile radius of one of the following locations to be considered.

  • Austin, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Grapevine, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Houston, TX
  • Baton Rouge, LA

What you’ll do:

The Lead Power Systems Controls Engineer will lead the development, testing, and implementation of power systems control solutions for our customers using PLC’s, HMI’s, Multi-function Protection Relays, and Data Concentrators from all major OEM’s. The Power Systems Controls (PSC) group is a full-service integrator of the necessary systems, equipment, and technologies to provide a complete power systems automation solution. This team of talented engineers and technicians provides single point responsibility and seamless integration, transcending all major manufacturers of HMIs, PLCs, protective relays, and components.

In this function, you will:

  • Create, modify, test, and deploy software for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) for Power Transfer applications like (Main-Tie-Main, Main-Gen, Main-Tie-Main-Gen, Paralleling Switchgears etc.)
  • Follow customers specifications and internal specifications for project implementation.
  • Select components and create bill of materials.
  • Provide sketches, mark-ups, and direction to Electrical Designers to develop project drawings.
  • Prepare customer submittals, Sequence of Operation (SOO), and test procedures.
  • Assist with factory testing and field start-ups as required.
  • Be able to troubleshoot systems that are not functioning properly


Basic (Required) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution with minimum 7 years of controls experience OR minimum 10 years of controls experience in power distribution applications.
  • Must posses and maintain an active and valid driver's license
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Candidate must reside within 50-mile radius of location listed in job description to be considered. Active duty military members are excluded from this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PE License.
  • Knowledge of Power Monitoring and Control Systems and associated protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC-61850)



Position Success Criteria:

• Possess and maintains an active and valid driver’s license

• Available for travel & mobility 25% of time

• Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills

• Develop and maintain strong customer relationships

• Advise customers on technical opportunities/issues

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