Homologation and Standards Engineer (Solar Industry)

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Location
Sydney Melbourne or NZ, Australia
Salary
$80,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Bachelor of Science
Date
Jul 31, 2018
Job ID
2615159
We're looking for an industry standards and regulations guru (after all, you will be the "go to" person for all of the design engineers) from within the solar industry. Join a world leader in the solar inverter space, in a role that could be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Christchurch (NZ) as they expand their Australasian team. Will consider moving you from anywhere in Australasia. Salary $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 - Australian Dollars - Yearly plus benefits. 

Our client is one of the fastest growing solar inverter companies in the world.  By combining the power of solar energy with a unique high-tech approach to the industry, they make solar power systems productive, reliable, smart, safe and intelligent – simplifying installation and increasing the energy production of solar systems. Their microinverter system is profoundly changing the way solar systems function, and as a result, changing the solar industry itself. 

As they continue their exciting growth, they are building teams with highly talented individual contributors and leaders who envision, specify and launch next generation solar technologies.  The work environment is fast-paced, fun, and full of exciting new projects.
 
Do you want to help change the world? If so, read on…

We are seeking an Standards and Homologation Engineer specializing in standards development and committee work. The Standards and Homologation Engineer serves as a standards subject matter expert.
 
Duties:
  • Using detailed knowledge of standards and industry best practices, guides engineering and testing disciplines towards the goal of standards compliance.
  • Participate in national and international standards committees and to capture new and upcoming regulatory testing requirements.
  • Gains regulatory agency approvals for product by demonstrating product compliance with standards.
  • Leads the effort to gain and maintain self-certification status.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Develops and recommends compliance and standards strategies that closely align with the company's strategic product roadmap (products, geographies, and timelines)
  • Identifies and recommends compliance with standards that apply to the company’s current and future products. Standards analysis includes periodic review of coverage by technical area, by relevance and by geographic market.
  • Regularly communicates new standards developments and technical findings to Product, Marketing, Engineering, and Product Verification teams.
  • Assists Product, Marketing, Engineering, and Product Verification teams in clarifying technical details of relevant standards, and identifies possible bias by standards testing entities.
  • Recommends improvements to existing compliance testing processes
  • Supports success of compliance efforts by promoting early awareness of standards requirements. Contributes to the Engineering Requirements Documents as needed to ensure relevant standards are referenced.
  • Interacts with third party accredited compliance verification entities to ensure Engineering and Product Verification have accurate interpretation of standards clauses
  • Joins standards organizations and participates on new standards committees, as assigned
  • Has and maintains detailed knowledge of relevant AS/NZS, EN, IEC, Grid connection and National Electric Codes standards knowledge of UL is advantageous.
 
Qualifications
  • BS/MS in EE, CS or equivalent
  • Recent 5+ years’ experience in Compliance / Homologation testing of photovoltaic systems or power supplies
  • Detailed and working knowledge of relevant standards: UL1741, UL1703, UL1977, C22.2, C62.41, CFR47 part 15, IEEE1547, EN50065, EN61730, IEC61000, IEC61683, EN50530, IEC61215