Eaton Corporation West Zone Project Manager in Wilsonville, Oregon

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Systems and Services Division is seeking a Zone Projects Manager. The Zone Projects Manager will be based at one of the following locations: Wilsonville OR, Bellevue WA, Littleton CO, Livermore CA, City of Industry CA, Phoenix AZ.

Position Overview:

The Zone Project Operations Manager (ZPOM) is a consultative sales, marketing, and operations professional responsible for driving Eaton’s Electrical Sector’s success with a focused set to a Geographic Zone of North American Projects within the Operations Business Unit.

Essential Responsibilities:

•Responsible to enhance Eaton’s position in their assign Geographic Zone within North America to increase the net present value of Eaton’s relationship with our target customers by driving near-term revenue and positioning us for larger wins in the future.

•Responsible for tailoring, refining and carrying Eaton’s complete Project Operations Business Unit “Solution” to the customer and for establishing Eaton as the premiere electrical solutions provider in the industry.

•Represents all of the electrical group’s products and services and to position us in an advantaged position for turnkey opportunities, lifecycle services, capital projects and MRO purchases.

•Supports the strategy for how we will grow the Project Operations business within their assigned North American Zone, and will play an instrumental role in evolving our overall strategy.

•The ZPOM is responsible for supporting and managing their assigned Zone Organization to support the production and completion of the projects that has a volume of up to $35M, with a high degree of customer satisfaction and profitability.

•Cooperates with various other ZPOMs, Zone PDS Managers, PDS DOC Managers and department leaders to share resources in order to maximize the output of all segments within the organization.

•The responsibilities of this position include overseeing day-to-day operations of their assigned North American Zone for EESS’ Project Operations Business Unit, including resources/manpower, financials (Orders, Sales, Standard Margin and Zone Budget) and sales & marketing within the organization.

•The ZPOM will prepare plans, including schedules, financial forecasts, budgets and personnel requirements for solving major problems or tasks as required.

•The ZPOM will assist the NAPOM and BU Manager in developing and implementing an approved profit plan for the BU, taking corrective action as required, within limits of authority, to meet overall goals.

•Maintain effective relationships with and service to the customer base while maintaining and growing the several existing multi-million dollar contracts. Identify and develop potential new business markets. Interface and coordinate with other plants, Zones and Districts within the company and outside vendors to procure parts and services for the operations.

•Assure an effective and skilled staff through recruiting, goal setting, communications, development, appraisal and conformance to applicable company policies. Assure the security and effective allocation of the company’s resources and assets.

•Maintain the image and reputation of the company in the community and regions. Keep current on the trends and significant issues in the local marketplace providing direction for the strategic planning process.

•Assure the safety of all employees and strict compliance with safety policies. Lead bi-monthly backlog reviews of all projects within the assigned Zone and communication schedules and deliverables as well as promptly communicate changes and updates. The ZPOM is also a productive position and will be expected to manage some select projects.

Position Criteria:

•Must posses and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver's license

•Must be able to meet and maintain customer specific entrance requirements

•Must have strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to successfully work in a cross-functional/matrix organization.

•Must possess the ability to work in a fast paced multi-discipline team environment and be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

•Must be proficient in the application, operation and support of engineering and maintenance of electrical distribution power systems and power quality emergency backup systems of all voltage classes; including but not limited to: commissioning of new switchgear, troubleshooting and diagnoses, repairs, preventative maintenance, modification of control schemes, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

•Must demonstrate skills in communicating technical information to non-technical personnel, educating customers, and presenting information to internal and external customers.

•Knowledge and experience of Project Management and able to complete projects on time.


Basic Qualifications :

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

•Minimum of 5 years experience in at least one of the following: Field Sales, Project Management/Engineering, or Product Management

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

•No relocation is provided. Candidate must reside within 50 miles of the location listed

Preferred Qualifications :

•8 years experience in at least one of the following: Field Sales, Project Management/Engineering, or Product Management

•Experience with Engineering, General Construction Companies, and turn-key projects

•Current Federal Clearance or the ability to obtain one

•Experience writing proposals for multiple customer markets.

•Experience with various contract types/vehicles

•Professional Engineering License

•General Contractors License

•Electrical Contractor License

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: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

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, 75 % of the Time