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Principal Engineer (Compliance)

Hartford, Connecticut
Job Type
13 Sep 2020

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You will provide overall leadership and direction for the company's Regulatory Compliance and Third-Party Certifications on new and existing products. This Principal Engineer will ensure that required technical construction file documentation, self-declarations to EU directives, PED and ATEX certifications, and certifications from Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) to required standards are developed, obtained, and managed.

Client Details

Our Client is a global renewable energy company with the goal of introducing large scale renewable energy solutions.


  • Interpret regulatory requirements in a product design and development environment to ensure the resultant products are safe, reliable, and code compliant.

  • Advise design engineers on compliance options and impact of design decisions as it relates to standards the product must ultimately meet.

  • Coordinate NRTL product testing including assessing and communicating all issues of noncompliance as they are identified during testing.

  • Maintain all current technical file documentation and assisting in all NRTL follow-up audits as they relate to product compliance and product certification.

  • Propose, coordinate, and direct tests to verify product compliance, safety, performance, quality, and robustness. Propose effective corrective actions, as necessary.

  • Conduct and Document HAZOPs and Risk Assessments.

  • Perform high level Hazardous Area Evaluations for Proposed Product Construction and Siting including experience with siting of industrial equipment in hazardous / process environments.

  • Establish and deliver a cost-effective strategic plan for optimizing and enhancing system integrity while ensuring regulatory compliance.

  • Develop both technical methods and administrative procedures/processes to ensure regulatory compliance in Nel's product markets.

  • Participate in or provide guidance to International Codes/Standards Committees (represent Company).

  • Remain current on relevant standards to support product compliance testing for both new and existing products.


  • Fifteen years related experience in Product Safety and Code Compliance; preferred experience with Hydrogen Generation, Fuel Cell, Fuel Gas Related Equipment, or Petrochemical industry

  • Five or more years demonstrated experience and expertise in achieving product and project regulatory requirements relating to CE directives (ATEX, PED, EMC, MD, RoHS, WEEE, REACH); ICC codes, and standards ISO22734, IEC61010-1, ISO19880, NFPA 2 (Chapter 13), NFPA 55, UL508A, NFPA 79.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance processes involving regulatory bodies, product standards, product certifications and marking.

  • Strong working knowledge of safety testing equipment and certifying agency techniques for the purpose of compliance testing.

  • Ability to define problems, interpret data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of conceptual and practical problems.

  • Function as a "team player" and work constructively and cooperatively with all departments in the best interests of the business.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication needed for interactions with both internal and external customers

  • Experience with or leading DFMEAs and/or PFMEAs is desirable. Experience with PHA Pro highly desirable.

Job Offer

  • Competitive base salary, depending on experience and skills
  • Great benefits package - 401k
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  • Job Reference: 173890814-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Michael Page
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent