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Robotics Regulatory & Compliance Engineer - Walloon Brabant - Permanent

Company

Our client is a Belgian company - member of a Japanese Corporation – located in Wavre North. It’s the world leader in commercial-scale automatic lawn mowers for large areas. The company designs, manufactures and sells robot mowers for turf areas up to 20.000m2 and automatic ball pickers to collect golf balls on practices.

The robots are currently used across Europe to maintain sports facilities (football, rugby, golf courses), private gardens and large open spaces.

The Japanese Corporation is a global company with major markets in Japan and the Americas and a growing business presence in Europe, Asia and other countries.

In order to strengthen their command of regulatory matters applicable to their robotic products and applications, and to make certification of products across the world a core skill of their company, our client is looking for an enthusiast Robotics Regulatory & Compliance Engineer speaking English and French.

Role

Geographical scope

You will work at the HQ, which is located in Wavre, 25 km south east of Brussels in a truly international environment. This position requires occasional travel to EU, NA, Japan with stays up to 1-2 weeks for certification projects.

Your role

Based on a solid understanding of their existing and planned robotic products and applications, you develop the expertise, a network of relationships inside and outside of the group, in Europe, North America and Japan so as to be on top of regulation, norms and standards relevant to our businesses. You coordinate the regulatory support and knowledge transfer through our client’s affiliates in Europe, North America and Japan as a member of the Global Compliance team.

Depending on your experience and abilities, you could play an active role in participating in selected technical committees to follow the evolution of regulatory matters including standards development and maintenance, protect our interests, and suggest steps as appropriate.

You provide the regulatory requirements at the design stage of new product development and support our engineering team during the design, development and test processes, while building the adequate Technical Files.

You lead all certification processes of our products and applications in the European Union, USA and Canada, Japan and in selected countries around the world. You coordinate the support through experts suggested or appointed by our client’s affiliates in North America and Japan.

More specifically, you take the ownership of following matters:

  • Developing an expertise in regulation, norms and standards relevant to robotic mowing, flailing, collecting equipment being used around homes, in commercial and industrial environments in European Union (EU), North America (NA), Japan and in selected countries such as South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and China. Norms and standards include
    • In general: safety standards of turf care equipment, functional safety standards, requirements and recommendations, IEC standards, etc. As functional safety is concerned, you develop a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach and contribute to building the required expertise in our engineering department;
    • EU: Machine Directive, Radio Equipment Directive, Low Voltage Directive and all applicable Directives and Standards such as for robotic mowers around homes;
    • NA: FCC, DoE, future robotic mowers and charge station standard(s), UL and GSM carrier compliance standards;
    • Japan: PSE, applicable telecom standards, GSM carrier compliance requirements.
  • Leading the collection of YE’s distributing countries regulations and standards to achieve the compliance with products and applications as a member of the Global Compliance team.
  • Understanding the scope of future products and applications to identify applicable norms and standards – obligatory and voluntary – and the approach to building the Technical File to support certification. With the engineering team in charge of product design, providing the regulatory requirements, validating the elected engineering solutions through appropriate consultations with regulatory or certification experts, and supporting our engineering team in the development and test processes. Taking a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach so as to ease the implementation of required functionalities. Building the Technical File.
  • Leading all certifications processes of our products and applications, starting with preliminary tests when needed. Developing tight-knit relationships with experts and notified bodies. Infusing the certification expertise in our engineering team.
  • Maintaining and updating Technical Files of all products, including for new SW functionalities and electro-mechanical changes.

Your Profile

  • You have a Master degree in Engineering : Civil Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Telecommunications, Mechatronics, Robotics or related
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in similar position.
  • You are proficient in English and can work in French (or ready to improve French very quickly).
  • You have the experience to work at system engineering level.
  • You have analytical skills and you have clear insight into engineering processes, especially in system engineering and in software development processes.
  • You can think and work both on conceptual and details levels.
  • You have a pragmatic approach and you are solution oriented. You are strong in devising the appropriate method to find effective solutions for regulatory issues. You have a healthy dose of persuasion.
  • You are able to build up and maintain broad internal and external networks of contacts to guarantee efficient cooperation and access to key resources and expertise.
  • You can inform and provide feedback in a clear way.
  • You can be proactive, take the initiative and manage simple projects.
  • Experience in Mechatronics (robotics, analog and digital circuitry, automotive, medical equipment or devices, railway, etc.) is an advantage.

Practical details and our Offer

  • A full time permanent employment contract
  • A competitive salary package and fringe benefits.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • An open and nice working atmosphere with colleagues working at a high level of expertise, striving altogether to achieve ambitious objectives.
  • Career evolution within the Group, which offers opportunities and challenges in fast growing robotic markets.
  • You will work at the HQ, which is located in Wavre, 25 km south east of Brussels in a truly international environment.
  • This position requires occasional travel to EU, NA, Japan with stays up to 1-2 weeks for certification projects.

Your application

If you are passionate by new technologies and ready for a new challenge, please address your CV and a brief motivation text (both in English)

Let join a great team of experts!

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Publication date

06.05.2019

Contact person

Gwendoline de Robiano

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