Engineering Manager – EV Battery Systems

December 23, 2022
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Job Description

Job Overview

This position is part of Vehicle Group New Spaces Innovation and works specifically for growth of Battery Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) applications. The incumbent shall drive strong engineering acumen in the team for robust technology and product development that is in tune with the market and customer requirements. This role works very closely with the theme leader, chief engineer and cross functional team to assess the market and customer requirements from EV battery manufacturers, integrators and OEM customers. The incumbent shall be resourceful in drawing up technology trends of EV batteries at a system level to create a roadmap for targeted business opportunities in the areas of interconnects and safe venting of gases with technology differentiation, unique value propositions and at compelling cost for end customers. The candidate shall be candid and driven in attracting right talent, coaching & developing for performance excellence, continuous feedback and decisive evaluation in building a solid team for success of Battery Systems team globally.

Job Responsibilities

Define the scope of work for the team in tune with global theme’s strategy in two domains: a) Interconnects and b) Vent valves for the HV Battery space
Develop a framework for engineering development of the product differentiation from the current concepts in line with the benchmarking / regulatory inputs
Work with Chief engineer, product director and product strategy manager to enhance technology decisions and product roadmaps in line with engineering & manufacturing
Create structured engineering progression plan for pursuits feasibility verification from technical and manufacturing specifications
Set-up a robust technical review plan in line with global cadence to drive a detailed engineering, cost effective manufacturing, material innovations and trends in batteries
Create a well-structured BOM management approach in relation to battery type, component type, material choice, manufacturing process
Conduct Gate 0 in close collaboration with PM & PSM for the Battery Systems for matured opportunities through Customer 360 process
Coach, mentor team members for expertise in software engineering, their individual development in line with EATON leadership model and career avenues
Maintain high standards of compliance to organizational process and measures in terms of operations, continuous improvement and capability enhancements
Identify & create a plan for external collaboration with universities on battery research, regulatory organizations and integrators for upfront technology planning and execution


Education level required Masters in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering Years and area of experience required 7+ years in new technology / product development in EV or affiliated industry Technical knowledge Product design for automotive applications: Concept to detailed engineering to validation to launch

Design for manufacturability for high & low volume production

Knowledge of application requirements for EV components (HV insulation & safety)

Experience in xRL progression of new concept for successful commercialization Soft skills Excellent drive to learn and execute projects with cross functional team in an agile environment, embraces uncertainty and works through in creating a value for the business & customers

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Manager

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time