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Job ID:024885
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 10 % of the Time
Location:Hengelo, -- NL
Relocation Provided:No
Remote Work:Yes

Electrical Solutions & Services Division has an opening for :


Application Engineer (m/f)


Location: Hengelo, The Netherlands


Essential Functions:


  • Responsible for all aftermarket design activities pertaining to LV / MV  switchgear assemblies, creating high quality aftermarket kits, and custom designed solutions at a minimum cost while meeting and exceeding customer requirements, in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.

  •  In addition, the engineer provides applied engineering and technical consultation with regard to the design and specifications of aftermarket applications during the Request for Quotation, and during Aftermarket Product Development, including necessary safety precautions and calculations.

  •  Moreover the engineer defines and implements improvements that improve the effectivity of the Aftermarket Engineering team.

  • Responsible for the assigned projects, accountable for performing work within budgeted cost estimates, committed lead times and assigned utilization levels.

  • Self-management of assigned projects. Thorough collection of technical information, analysis and coordination in all phases of a project. Engineering in accordance with standards, agreements, and customer requirements, and a smooth and systematic progress of the engineering process.

  • Collaboration and pro-active communication to all stakeholders in the aftermarket engineering team, and other cross functional teams (Aftermarket order management, Planning, Aftermarket Operations, Field Services).

  •  Technical review of project documentation. Interpret specs and customer inquiries.

  •  Provide applied engineering and technical consultation for customers in the areas of complete power distribution system design, protection & control design, or upgrades, installation, testing, maintenance, repair and training, solutions relating to increase safety, reliability, or efficiency.

  • Review electrical diagrams and factory drawing packages

  • Providing specialized technical support for commissioning and testing of electrical installations, including programming and FAT of electronic protective relays and control equipment.

  • Analyze failures based on customer information and advice on solutions

  • Maintaining and expand Engineering Guidelines, and define and implement process improvements that improve the efficiency of the Aftermarket Engineering team by implementing and refining design tools that reduce design cycle time and errors.

  • Investigate technological developments and working methods with regard to Application Engineering, advise about possible improvements and, after approval of management, implement these.




  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Must understand the switchgear Design and Manufacturing processes.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of power systems design engineering work.

  • Knowledge of the applicable law, regulations, (inter)national standards including IEC standards.

  • Self-starter, drives improvement, in coordination with the manager. Quick Learner, able to adopt new systems and tools quickly.

  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are paramount.

  • Excellent communications skills and must have the ability to interface with internal and external customers, sales, and other team members on a technical level in multiple languages  

  • English (v/w) and Dutch (v) language  

  • Preferred: Application expertise in the following equipment: MV, LV, control systems, power transformers, rotating machines, protection, systems grounding, substation design

  •  Preferred experience with Elcad, Engineering Base, Eplan or other schematic tooling applications


What Eaton offers:


  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us

  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development

  • Great promotional opportunities  – Eaton encourages internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Learning & Development  - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University.

  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen


About Eaton:


Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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