Xylem Sr. Regulatory and Compliance Engineer in Morrisville, North Carolina

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative and smart technology solutions to the world’s water and energy utility challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its November 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions for water, gas and electric utilities. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Role : Sensus is seeking a Regulatory and Compliance Engineer to develop and execute test plans for determining regulatory compliance of components, products, and systems. Products include Water, Gas, and Electric meters, Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI) smart points, in-home-displays, street-lighting, network communication cabinets and more. The candidate will also work closely with hardware, mechanical and firmware developers to insure the full integration of quality products.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with Marketing and Research and Development teams to determine country-specific industry standards and legal requirements for regulatory compliance of a wide variety of AC and DC powered electro-mechanical products and radio transceivers.

  • Develop test systems for a diverse product portfolio used in indoor and outdoor environments

  • Assignments may include performing radio / RF characterization and antenna pattern studies, EMC/EMI analysis and testing, testing for product/intrinsic safety performance and design analysis, and obtaining domestic and international product approval certifications (ex., FCC, UL, CSA, IC, CE, NSF, etc…)

  • Lab coordination and testing to achieve international compliance including LVD, REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Safety and RED Directives, etc.

  • Work with cross functional teams (e.g.: Sales and Marketing) to understand customer usage and expectations and use the data to continuously improve test and analysis practices and provide technical guidance on regulatory impacts and requirements during all phases or product life from requirements development to component and sub-assembly revisions of released products (including ECR/ECN review and approval).

  • Use of Six Sigma techniques to define critical design parameters, developing of tests (DOE approach) and analysis of performance data to determine impacts on long-term product reliability or compliance performance

  • Participation in FMEA of electrical and mechanical systems and board level trouble-shooting

  • Develop subassembly/system level regulatory test plans (including sample size, test and measurement methodology) and utilize test automation where applicable to achieve system regulatory compliance.

  • Analyze test data, third part test reports and author clear and comprehensive compliance test reports

  • Enter test cases, test runs and resulting test defects in to an end-to-end automated test tracking system

  • Maintain detailed MS Project schedules for regulatory test programs

  • Demonstrated experience working within a Stage-Gate or Phase-Gate product development processes

  • Maintain and update industry standard libraries and product certification archives

  • A team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent (combination of Associates Degree / military training and relevant work experience)

  • Ten years (+) of related test and verification work experience preferred

  • Experience coordinating test programs and performing testing to compliance requirements utilizing anechoic RF chambers, EFT/Surge equipment, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, Hi-Pot and ESD equipment

  • Regulatory testing and coordination including detailed working knowledge of FCC intentional and unintentional radiators (Parts 15, 90, 24 and 101), CISPR and ETSI EMC, Intrinsic and Product Safety (EN 60950 or IEC 62368) or Industry Canada requirements.


  • Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma experience

  • Test automation programming experience; experience with C#, Java, or C++ programming languages

  • RF/Wireless, EMC or Product Safety Subject Matter Expert

  • Working knowledge of International Product Approval requirements and methods

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