Engineering Director – Electrical Sector Americas

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Job title: Engineering Director – Electrical Sector Americas

Company: Eaton

Job description: Eaton India:

The story of Eaton in India is that of a journey of a firm beginning, focused expansion and steady growth. Eaton entered India in the year 1999 through the global acquisition of Aeroquip Vickers. Today, with Eight manufacturing facilities, presence in 18 key locations and an employee strength of over 5000, all of Eaton’s global businesses are well represented in India. In addition to growing our manufacturing footprint in the country, we have also built robust captive center in India for engineering, IT, financial services, sales & marketing, supply chain management and sourcing.

Eaton India Innovation Center (EIIC) in Pune, is an integral part of Eaton’s global engineering and technology footprint and house one third of Eaton’s intellectual horsepower with 2000 Engineers. EIIC is home for complete product design life cycle management, from research and technology efforts to product development &launches to product sustaining engineering activities. It has seven centers of excellence collaborate to leverage our size, scale and knowledge—and harness the power of One Eaton—for all of your power management solutions. Through proven technical excellence, EIIC continues to augment Eaton’s leadership in improving existing products and services and developing new offerings. EIIC operates through its two state-of-the-art campuses located at Kharadi and Magarpatta City along with a world class 70000 Sq ft lab in Pune. Today, EIIC’s current research and technology efforts are focused on global trends that are driving our future including: energy systems, intelligent machines, advanced materials and additive manufacturing. EIIC is focused on augmenting Eaton’s vision of “improving the quality of life and environment through the use of intelligent power management technologies and services”.

At Eaton India Innovation Center, is looking for a Director Engineering to join our Electrical R&D team! This position is based at our office in Magarpatta City, Pune.

The purpose for this leadership role is to:
1) To provide portfolio and group level leadership to the all Business divisions of ES-Americas and lead highly qualified 450+ engineers (Globally this is a $8B Business Group) and growing aggresively.
2) Expand capabilities for shaping the RD&E portfolio for these divisions to drive organic growth through New Products & Technology Introduction. This includes shaping the future RD&E portfolio, leverage synergies across the divisions, building capability roadmap, developing /hiring for organizational capability and capacity and driving engineering excellence to execute the RD&E portfolio.
3) Drive Cross Functional engagement driving value and component engineering, factory support including engineered to order solution support and customer sustenance engineering.
4) Drive the energy transition agenda for Eaton – distributed and microgrid architectures.
5) Groups and technolgies includes – electronics, electro-mechnical designs, software and firmware platforms, wireless, cloud and IoT connectivity. Products ranging from meters, circuit breakers, regulators, reclosers, electrical drives, transformer designs, sensors and IoT products, residential and commerical electrical products, system assemblies. This is reporting level group hosting mulitple of these divisions.

This team in Pune accounts for 60% of the portfolio of ES Americas team and is an integral part of driving success in engineering diversified organization.

You will lead the team by setting priorities and goals, ensuring the achievement of deliverables and other milestones, collaborate with other engineering and product teams in the company, establish a progressive work culture, and improve the way we deliver value to our customers. As the engineering leader for ES Americas our center in India, you will manage a diverse team of talented Scrum Masters, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics engineers, and more. Partnering with Global Americas team to build strategy around future road map of ESA team. Critical to the success of this role is the candidate’s ability to understand the products and services of Eaton. Ability to translate business requirements into real time execution and ensuring that concepts get fully executed into product offerings that achieve a defined business outcome.

As a successful candidate for this role will have had significant prior organizational leadership experience. You can connect with your team on a technological level and have an excellent foundation in Electrical/electronics domain. You are driven, team-oriented, with vision and an energizing leadership style to strategic influence and drive change. You have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and tasks while adapting quickly to changing priorities. You thrive in a growth-oriented organization.

You are passionate empathetic to customer needs, growing people and the organization. Setting your team and peers up for success through collaboration and feedback is paramount.

1.Provides leadership for diverse product teams from multiple locations to meet its short and long-term goals. Create and execute 3- 5 year capability roadmaps for the teams in line with division strategic technology and product roadmaps .

2. Shape RD&E Portfolio with increased level of maturity including the NTI transition and NPI launches. Define clear plan to leverage EIIC Lab and Prototype infrastructure to accelerate launches of key NPI/VA programs for division. .

3. Manages complex programs (Cost, schedule and Time) for divisions key programs . Drive DFx & Agile concepts / tools for new product development &/or existing product improvements for the divisions’ product portfolio to meet all requirements for performance, reliability, cost and manufacturability.

4. Shape digitization technology proposals working with CoEs and product line teams.

5. Define VA road map for division conducting IP landscape, tear down events and competitor benchmarking. Lead innovation events to shape ideas from the team.

6. Leads operations reviews with key engineering directors, accountable to manage department budget and performance to forecast.

7. Mentor and coaches Leaders and technical leaders to prepare for future leadership roles.
8. Passionate about attracting and growing key strong-diversified engineering talent in organizational and technical ladder career path. Develops high performance teams in terms of breadth and depth of capabilities in electrical , software and mechanical design as well as adjacent technology areas in product engineering. Synergize and leverage engineering capabilities across groups

9. Builds leadership succession for the group as well as broader electrical product groups.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Preferred – Master’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • 15 +years of design experience multinational engineering organization.
  • Prior experience as organizational leader for a minimum of 5 to 10 years in globally distributed teams
  • Experience leading organizations with at least 40 members
  • Having end product development and launch experience and product life cycle management experience preferably in the electrical circuit protection, industrial automation components e.g beakers, variable frequency drives.
  • Should have sound knowledge in Electrical products for controls and automation and circuit protection
  • Drive growth in respective team in terms of breadth and depth of capabilities in Electrical and mechanical design as well as adjacent technology areas in product engineering. Strong background in DFSS with GB/BB certification
  • Proven track record of demonstrating competencies to manage a large and diverse team.
  • Strong leadership potential and be in a succession role. Empathizes and actively learns about customer’s needs and how they create value.
  • Builds relationships outside of engineering teams to understand, influence, and serve as their advocate.
  • Demonstrated experience in building organizational capabilities around technology; developments high performing talent and builds succession depth.
  • Strong organizational leadership skills.
  • Extensive experience in hiring talented people for diverse, productive development teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and resolve issues that impact deadlines; ability to make decisions quickly under conflicting constraints, moving rapidly to meet the demands of a fast-growing company.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers.
  • Results-oriented and demonstrated record of developing initiatives that impact productivity.
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented with experience working in ambiguity.
  • Fosters an environment where employees feel empowered to experiment, innovate, and make decisions.
  • Leverages data to create new insights and make better decisions.
  • Problem Solving – uses digital technology and processes to solve difficult problems with effective solutions, probes all suitable sources for answers, can see hidden problems, is excellent at unbiased analysis, looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Innovation Leadership – effective in cultivating creative ideas of others, demonstrates good judgment around creative ideas and which suggestions will work, has a sense about managing the creative process of others, can facilitate effective brainstorming, can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Creativity – comes up with many new and unique ideas, easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions, tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Process Management – Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done, knows how to organize people and activities, Knows what to measure and how to measure it, Can simplify complex processes, Gets more out of fewer resources
  • Strategic Agility – sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately, has broad knowledge and perspective; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies & plans.
  • Drive for results – can be counted on to exceed goals successfully.
  • Motivating others – creates a climate in which people want to do their best; empowers others; is someone people like working for and with.
  • Managerial courage – holds transparent and meaningful conversations; provides direct, complete, “actionable”, constructive, and corrective feedback to others.
  • Business acumen – knows how business work; knowledgeable in current and possible future technologies; knows the competition.
  • Peer relationships – can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups.
  • Interpersonal savvy – relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport.
  • Action oriented – enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging.
  • Intellectual horsepower – is intelligent; deal with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually capable, and agile.

Expected salary:

Location: Hadapsar, Maharashtra

Job date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:42:43 GMT

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