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Manager- Vehicle Regulatory Compliance Liaison

Novi, MI
Manager- Vehicle Regulatory Compliance Liaison


Novi, MI


We are currently seeking a Manager, Vehicle Regulatory Compliance Liaison (VRCL) for our Corporate Headquarter located in Novi, MI reporting directly to the Assistant General Manager of VRCL. This individual will be responsible for Emissions certification including Vehicle GHG, ZEV and OBD and interfacing with EPA and CARB and industry related Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) committees. The VRCL Manager will also be involved in other vehicle certification related activities involving EPA and CARB as noted below.

The Vehicle Regulatory Compliance Liaison (VRCL) Manager will be responsible for vehicle certification related activities including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle, Engine Emissions and HD-OBD certifications requiring interfacing with EPA and CARB.  The VRCL Manager will also be involved in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and related Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) certifications with CARB.  The VRCL Manager will be responsible for tracking future regulatory trends related to the above regulations and will participate in industry related Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) committees.


  • Follow and support evolving vehicle regulations (Emission, GHG, and Safety) and Support Company in developing Company vehicles and engines for the US market to ensure they are designed to be in compliance with any and all laws/regulations of the US regarding the environment, safety and certification.
  • Communicate with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding certification and collection of rulemaking information for all Company brand products.
  • Report/ summarize results and rulemaking activities to Company.
  • Attend meetings hosted by Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) and provide Company with information regarding activities, regulations and policy of Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), EPA, CARB and NHTSA.
  • Interact with regulating agencies and EMA to advocate on Company’s behalf and assure Company’s position to be reflected in proposals and EMA activities.
  • Coordinate with EPA, NHTSA, CARB and Company to convey company direction and promote our relationship with EPA, NHTSA and CARB.
  • Assist the engineers of Company in communications and/or negotiations with the EPA, CARB and/or NHTSA.
  • Attend and support plant audits, compliance tests, and any other requests from Company.
  • Negotiate with other governmental authorities including EPA, CARB and NHTSA regarding emission, fuel efficiency/GHG and safety of Company brand products in accordance with the instructions from Company for the smooth operation of audits and tests.
  • Collect information of regulation related to vehicle safety, exhaust emission, GHG, certification and recall, and report them to Company.
  • Submit reports to NHTSA, EPA and CARB regarding defects and/or recalls in accordance with the instruction from Customer Quality Engineering Division of Company.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related Engineering field or the equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • 8 plus years of experience in automotive industry and 4 plus years of experience in automotive regulatory affairs.
  • Existing knowledge of related regulations and standards is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in conducting pre-regulatory research activities is preferred.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with regulatory agencies and industry colleagues is preferred
  • Interpersonal skills primarily in working with regulatory agencies EPA, CARB and NHTSA.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines and achieve targets.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, IE).
  • Interest and/or experience in working in a multi-cultural work environment.

Company requires all new hires submit and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check prior to beginning employment.

Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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