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Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Systems Engineer


Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

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

The Power Systems Controls group is a full-service systems integrator with the capabilities to integrate the necessary equipment and technologies to provide a complete power automation solution. This team of engineers and technicians brings extensive skills and experiences; transcends a multitude of equipment manufacturers, software packages, and network architectures, including all major OEMs HMI, PLCs, and components. We offer single point responsibility, a high level of engineering and systems integration expertise, and a unified focus on cost effective solutions, seamless integration, HMI development, energy management tools, and professional turnkey system design and implementation.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80,250 - $117,700 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.

What you’ll do:

The Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer will provide field service systems integration engineering and technical consultation for customers in the areas of system design, programming, installation, start up, maintenance, repair, training and modification of automated control and power management systems.

-Technical Responsibilities:

-Prepare submittal documentation and meet with customers to discuss project requirements and review submittals

-Follow customer and internal specifications for project implementation

-Program PLC’s for the following applications, but not limited to

-Simple Automatic Transfer Controls between two sources

-Complex Automatic Transfer controls between multiple sources

-Paralleling Switchgear Applications

-Write and deploy complex power and control schemes including load shedding/ peak shaving schemes utilizing multiple distributed energy resources, breaker control schemes, SCADA system development

-Ensure projects have proper controls, metering and monitoring. Controls include Power meters, automation equipment, protective relays, load sharing, synchronization, etc.

-Select components and create bill of materials

-Provide sketches, mark-ups and direction to Electrical Designers to develop project drawings. Review and approve project drawings.

-Write operating sequences and instruction manuals

-Assist with factory testing and field start-ups

-Be responsible for working with test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems

-Be able to troubleshoot systems that are not functioning properly

-Be expected to work with relay logic

-Knowledge of digital multifunction relays for genset protection and utility requirements

-Experience with PLC manufactures

-Experience with HMI/SCADA manufacturers

Individual Responsibilities:

-Functional Self-Management: Work with minimal supervision, manage own time effectively, and maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities.

-You will receive general direction but exercise discretion as to personal work details. Plan and execute as needed to accomplish assigned individual tasks to meet expectations (cost, quality, delivery). Assume responsibility of all assigned work.

-Work as a member of a project team to maintain schedule, attend meetings, keep project manager informed of status, and complete required project metrics and documentation.

Commercial Responsibilities:

-Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Sales Departments

-Quote general turnkey controls schemes (analyze specifications, price all applicable labor and materials, write a proposed scope of work, etc.)


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

-B.S. degree in engineering from an accredited institution and at least 3 years of controls experience OR, in lieu of a degree, a minimum 7 years of controls experience in power distribution applications.

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

-Must reside within a 50-mile radius of the work location(s) listed on the posting. No relocation is being offered.

Preferred qualifications:

-PE License.

-Knowledge of SCADA systems and industrial protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC-61850)


Position Success Criteria:

-Available for travel & mobility 50% of time

-Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills

-Develop and maintain strong customer relationships

-Advise customers on technical opportunities/issues

-Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings


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