S&C Electric Seeks Microgrid Segment Application Manager

Aug. 14, 2017
S&C Electric has a job opening for a Segment Application Manager to support the application, specification, and sales of its products and services in the microgrid market. The company position offers global sales responsibilities.

S&C Electric, a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems, has a job opening for a Segment Application Manager to support the application, specification, and sales of its products and services in the microgrid market. The position offers global sales responsibilities. Specifications and requirements for the position posted in early August can be found below:

Career Opportunities: Segment Application Manager (Microgrids) (22742)

Req Id 22742 – Posted 08/10/2017

The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy.  These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team.  S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.

Location: Chicago
Address of Location: 6601 N Ridge Blvd, IL, Chicago  60626
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Required
Relevant Work Experience Requirements: 6 to 10 Years

This position is for a Segment Application Manager to support the application, specification, and sales of S&C’s Products and Services into the Microgrid market. Items sold to the Microgrid market include nearly the entire product line of S&C with the exclusion of Transmission specific items.  A particular area of focus is bringing S&C services into the solutions sold to the Microgrid market. The job will have global sales responsibilities based on customer and/or industry specific characteristics.  We seek an individual with experience with medium voltage distribution automation equipment, battery energy storage, control systems and engineering services.  We require a willingness to travel extensively, to manage multiple long-term sales opportunities, and to communicate effectively with customers, sales people, and S&C product / service personnel.  The individual will likely be an established resident of the greater Chicago area and will work in either S&C’s Chicago Offices.  The position will report to the Manager-Microgrids within U.S. Sales.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing technical and commercial support for the sales force, including traveling with Sales Territory Managers and Sales Representatives to power users and specifiers involved in the Microgrid market.
  • Assisting in the generation of targeted proposals and present proposals, as agreed between Sales Representatives or Territory Managers, in the Microgrid market.
  • Providing first-level follow-up on leads generated by marketing programs and follow-up support for each account in the market.
  • Supporting or initiating contact with Microgrid end users, specifiers and contractors as agreed between the Manager of Microgrid Business Development, Regional Vice Presidents and local Sales Territory Managers.
  • Supporting promotional activities focused on the microgrid market such as Expos, Lunch and Learns, IEEE presentations, and similar activities with customers and technical consultants/specifiers.
  • Working with the Sales Representatives and Territory Managers to drive S&C product specifications.
  • Providing regular feedback to S&C Marketing regarding proposals, accounts, and competitive situations within the industry.
  • Providing first-level technical and commercial assistance to Power Systems Solutions concerning Microgrid applications and customer requirements.  Providing monitoring and commercial assistance during installation & commissioning of Microgrid projects.
  • Tracking all RFI’s and RFQ’s in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assisting with strategizing, follow-up and closing an order, if required by the Sales Territory Managers.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar technical degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong understanding of an electric utility’s medium voltage distribution system.
  • Moderate technical aptitude in alternative energy resources.
  • Ability to manage key account relationships.
  • Ability to travel extensively, 40% required.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, to clearly present ideas in a variety of forums.
  • High proficiency with computer software and applications – MS Office & Salesforce.com required.

Relevant Work Experience:
Five years’ experience with power systems predominantly in the medium- and low-voltage arena and experience with switchgear products.


  • Standing: Occasional during presentations, trade shows, site visits
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting, up to 50 pounds
  • Walking: Occasional walking of moderate distances (1 Mile) during travel, site visits, or S&C facilities
  • Carrying: Occasional carrying of light objects for short distances
  • Pushing: Occasional during travel or trade show set-up
  • Pulling: Occasional during travel or trade show set-up
  • Bending: Occasional during travel or trade show set-up
  • Reaching: Occasional during travel or trade show set-up
  • Handling: Frequent use of computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Environment: Mostly consists of an office environment but may require visits to industrial sites

Number of Openings: 1.00

Employment Status: Exempt
Employment Classification: Full Time
Shift: 1
Core Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C’s products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow; S&C’s sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; Rockville, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; South Yarra, Australia; and Suzhou, China.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please see http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

 To apply to the new S&C Electric job opening for a microgrid segment application manager, see here. 

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