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Eaton initiates recruitment drive to accelerate the energy transition in buildings

Power management company Eaton has announced major investment and growth focused on the energy transition in buildings—including the planned hiring of more than 300 people by 2025—to accelerate a more sustainable future powered by clean energy.

To back these efforts, Eaton plans to recruit for 50 new roles immediately. This recruitment drive will span countries across EMEA—including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Eaton is seeking candidates with a wide range of experience, including those with skills in engineering and power electronics, computer science and software, or economics, political science, marketing, communications, and journalism.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for those we hire,” comments Delphine Clement, segment leader, Commercial & Industrial Building, EMEA. “They won’t just help create a more sustainable future and a safer, more affordable, and more reliable electricity supply. They’ll also be perfectly placed to drive innovation and to advance their careers at the focal point of some of today’s most dynamic and exciting cross-industry trends.”

As the number of electric vehicles rises and the cost of renewable generation and energy storage falls, Eaton aims to play a pivotal role in enabling today’s buildings to become tomorrow’s energy hubs. According to Aurora Energy Research, 40 million electric vehicles are expected on roads in the UK and Germany alone by 2040—straining existing power grids and driving a significant rollout of new charging infrastructure, particularly in cities. At the same time, the economic case for renewables is becoming ever stronger: Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts that energy from new wind and solar installations will be cheaper than that from the average natural gas plant in Europe by the mid-2020s.

By ramping up investment into the energy transition in buildings, Eaton will help owners prepare for and capitalise on the opportunities ahead. Through power management systems, electric vehicle charging technologies, and energy storage solutions, Eaton will enable building owners to drive electrification—addressing key challenges like energy efficiency, capacity planning, and the inherent variability of renewable energy. Ultimately, building owners will be empowered to generate and store more renewable energy locally—enabling intelligent, convenient, and lower cost electric vehicle charging, as well as the sale of energy back into the grid.

“We’re thrilled to be taking on the challenges and opportunities at the forefront of the energy transition in buildings,” continues Clement. “To help build a low-carbon future and meet surging energy demands, we’re leveraging new technologies and power management systems to create modernised grids of the future. Key to this is allowing building owners to capitalise on the renewable revolution and to support the millions of electric vehicles coming to EMEA’s roads.”

Potential candidates can explore the roles available at Eaton here.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 93,000 employees. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

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