Eaton Corporation Engineering Manager_CDC in Shanghai Shi, China

The primary function of this position is to lead, direct, and execute the engineering activities of the Chassis Driveline Controls (CDC) Product Engineering Team to design products in close liaison with the customer in line with Eaton design standards, cost targets as well as customer quality and timing expectations. Within this function he/she will directly interface with customers on major risk NPD Program for product function and design definitions, problem solving, product improvement and cost reduction issues and being the key technical contact on customer NPD launch projects. On minor risk projects and Engineering Changes, he/she is in addition responsible to lead the integrated project team, to meet project scope, drive customer satisfaction and project financial performance.

  • Manages the direct reports, like Project and CAD-Engineers as a Manager of People (MOP). Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the team in areas of cost optimized design and process selection, to meet customer & internal specification requirements as well as set timing targets to meet customer industrialization timeframe and quality milestones

  • Leads other engineers in the definition and development of new products/process designs and applications, including assistance with product cost estimates, reliability, and testing. Manages complex projects involving multiple components. Ability to influence and drive people/activities on complex technical issues.

  • Applies technical expertise to identify and implement improvements to the value of existing products within their system or by changing the system to improve product value.

  • Plays a significant role in identifying and developing new business opportunities. Maintains a vigilance and advises Eaton of any competitive activities. Has in-depth knowledge of Division goals and strategies and drives business objections & improvements. Identifies opportunities or connections that enhance business performance.

  • Provides and manage effective customer communications. Improve organization responsiveness to customer requirements. Communicate and manage customer expectations and contractual commitments internally.

  • Ensure standard project management processes and tools are utilized to ensure customer and internal commitments for on time delivery, budget and scope are met.

  • Provides periodic project updates (project status, resources, budget, risks)

  • Ensures effective change management process is utilized

  • Recommends changes to current procedures and develops new procedures for the continuous improvement of the engineering process to insure quality system requirements are maintained.


  • Engineering Master or Bachelor degree in combination with strong project management skills required

  • 2-5 year experience in Automotive Industry required

  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally

  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen and risk management capabilities required

  • Demonstrating robust Project Management methodologies, processes and tools.

  • Experience in automotive fuel systems, fuel vapor management, or fuel tank design

  • Experience in EATON´s Project Management Tool PROLaunch recommended

  • English language skills – both verbal and written - required

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: Asia Pacific

Organization: VEH PDMP CDC

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time