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Project Compliance Engineer- Environmental

Company: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary :

Individual Contributor - responsible for creating , implementing and sustaining enterprise-wide programs and processes to support company Product Environmental Compliance initiatives.


The Project Engineer -Product Compliance defines, supports program development, and leads global projects to help the company establish and maintain compliance with new or changed product environmental standards, certifications, and regulations including those required for management of hazardous substances in products, energy efficiency of products, and end-of-life responsibilities.

The Project Engineer is responsible for maintaining knowledge on applicable environmental product standards, certifications, and regulations which can include those required for management of hazardous substances in products, energy efficiency of products, and end-of-life responsibilities.

This role is also responsible for working with New Product Introduction processes -as a Subject Matter Expert to support product design and development activities - to ensure that new Rockwell Automation products meet relevant global environmental regulations.



Responsible for development and implementation of enterprise-wide programs and processes to support company Product Environmental Compliance initiatives. Includes leading projects to address global product environmental regulations related to hazardous substances, energy efficiency, and end-of-life management.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure company compliance with product environmental standards and directives. Present strategies to stakeholders and decision-makers to secure support for programs as necessary.
  • Monitors and understands complex regulatory and market drivers and their ability to affect product lines. Works with business partners to assess risk and strategy for ensuring compliance of RA products.
  • Data analytical skills to manage and interpret complex data sets to understand regulatory impact and support decision making.


  • Lead enterprise wide cross functional teams to identify and address product design issues related to emerging or revisions to existing global environmental directives, regulations and standards.
  • Identifies and works with internal and external groups, including the Global Product Standards & Regulations organization within Rockwell Automation to analyze and communicate regulatory trends and positions and shares information with impacted business groups.
  • Supports internal and external customers by addressing requirements for product compliance information, including communication strategies.
  • May represent Rockwell Automation in external organizations including standards development committees and cross-company teams.


  • Work within Rockwell Automation to ensure that product design and new products developed are compliant with standards and directives to ensure global market access.
  • Establish cross-functional relationships


  • Responsible for the plan and schedule for projects which are of significant and strategic importance to the corporation.
  • Build partnerships at the management level of RA business units.
  • Works with Strategic Sourcing and Rockwell Automation suppliers to ensure the the supply chain is positioned and responsive to support Rockwell Automation compliance programs.
  • Gives presentations to share information and obtain support for compliance programs on an enterprise-wide basis.
  • Manages aggressive objectives in context of higher-level business goals / constraints.

EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet

  • Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's Degree : Engineering, Science or Data related degrees or demonstrate work experience relative to environmental compliance with a four year degree.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Demonstrated ability to frame and manage effectively, and with high quality, a large quantity of ambiguous or complex work.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills, including data collection, ETL
  • Familiar with EPR data sets and their use in environmental software platforms
  • Demonstrated experience in project management techniques and processes.
  • Minimum experience 5 years in similar role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Quality or Computer Engineering, Data Science, Chemistry or related technical field with knowledge in the application of basic engineering and manufacturing principles, theories, and techniques.
  • 8+ years' experience in Manufacturing/Development Engineering Organization, preferably in an electronics manufacturing organization or environmental compliance programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through all levels in the organization. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required in addition to presentation skills.
  • Previous experience with product stewardship, environmental regulations, product standards, certifications, conformance agencies, or quality/continuous improvement is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in new product development, including utilizing the Rockwell Automation Common Product Development (CPD) Process as well as knowledge of SAP, is strongly preferred.
  • PMP certification
  • Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and drive change management projects is preferred.
  • Further education in engineering, business administration, operations or project management is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Rockwell Automation products is a plus.


  • Willing to travel up to 10% (including international) for promotion and implementation of various initiatives and programs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified, Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if necessary.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7427.

Keywords: Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee , Project Compliance Engineer- Environmental, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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