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Compliance Specialist

Location: Calgary
Company: NovAtel
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time

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Compliance Specialist

Are you a highly detail oriented and confident Compliance Specialist with electrical engineering/electronics expertise? Do you excel in developing regulatory compliance in product development? Are you knowledgeable on product regulations, test methodologies and hardware design homologation? If so, we have a fantastic full time position for you at NovAtel Inc., part of Hexagon's Autonomy & Positioning division! You will join other subject matter experts and play an essential role in our high-tech engineering and manufacturing team at our Calgary Campus at 10921-14 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T3K 2L5. Reporting to our Senior Manager, Compliance, you will track standards development in hardware compliance and ensure that regulatory requirements are met globally. Focused on product safety, electromagnetic compatibility, energy efficiency and RF/wireless compliance standards, you will direct product type approvals and build and implement process changes. Applicants may reach out to our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at (403) 604-4028 for additional information.

The Company: Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector and mobility applications. You’ll be joining over 22,000 people in 50 countries on the leading edge of your field.

This position is with Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions industry leaders rely on for assured positioning and autonomy on land, sea and air. Our work touches every aspect of life, from sustainability on Earth to enabling autonomy. Within the Autonomy & Positioning division your work will contribute to the operation of our brands NovAtel, AutonomouStuff, VERIPOS and Antcom.

The Location: Hexagon is a global company with locations around the world. This position is based in Calgary, AB. Come see why we are recognized as one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers for the past three years.

As a Compliance Specialist, you will:

  • Work with the compliance team members and project teams to remove any roadblocks and to optimize project delivery for all compliance tasks
  • Facilitate corporate initiatives on product, material and environmental compliance
  • Develop and implement reliable processes that will ensure compliance
  • Engage with internal domains and key stakeholders to improve processes and ensure predictable delivery of tasks
  • Develop product compliance specifications for products, materials, components, markings, labeling, and testing to meet legal requirements
  • Liaise with external test laboratories, certification bodies (UL, CSA) and agencies to provide project services that deliver on time and on budget
  • Understand hardware requirements and design documents and develop comprehensive test strategies, procedures and plans that ensure product compliance to the system requirements
  • Prepare documentation packages for type approvals
  • Conduct hardware validation testing (electrical performance, environmental and regulatory), component qualification, debugging prototype hardware, investigation of design defects and testing of design changes, when required. Perform detailed product testing at the system and component levels
  • Work continuously to improve compliance verification, homologation and test processes
  • Provide EMC/EMI test standard interpretation and testing expertise
  • Offer design and manufacturing support with regards to product performance, managing certification processes, wireless regulations and safety certifications
  • Form and defend educated opinions while collaborating with development teams to meet project objectives
  • Interface with various suppliers, service providers or vendors along with industry partners to ensure product compliance
  • Oversee test data to validate conformance to legal and regulatory requirements


  • Electrical engineering degree or electronics technology diploma or related education
  • 5+ years’ experience in hardware and/or regulatory compliance testing including test methodologies and best practices
  • 3+ years of HW compliance understanding on consumer electronics
  • Highly skilled in key hardware regulatory compliance standards in EMC, safety, RF/wireless, lighting and energy efficiency specific to core Hexagon A&P product lines
  • Knowledge of different types of consumer product technologies and architecture
  • Background working and collaborating effectively with external testing facilities
  • Excellent communication, teamwork skills and work ethic
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced company
  • A positive attitude, high-quality focus and meets deadlines
  • Knowledge and awareness of global approval requirements and processes
  • Prior experience with regulatory requirements for electronic devices, i.e. EMC, EMI, Electrical Safety
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs
  • Experience with ISO 17025, ISO 16949, ISO 14001

Key Success Factors:

  • Be a curious problem solver and active learner
  • Share your opinions and respectfully influence others
  • Focus on details
  • Lead with strong organizational skills and customer service
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset


  • You have worked with regulatory compliance processes that involve regulatory bodies/standards such as UL, CSA, CB-Scheme, ETSI, CE, RED, and FCC
  • Monitor, interpret, and implement worldwide laws and directives with regards to regulatory compliance of products
  • Experience with Radio standards, Autonomy, Agriculture, Automotive, Marine, Military
  • Working knowledge of RoHS / REACH / WEEE / SCIP / GADSL
  • Ability to travel

Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division provides the following compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits. This compensation range is based on a full-time schedule. Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, provincial, or federal law. Our benefits and bonus plans are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Hiring Salary Range: $101,400 - $110,000

Bonus Eligibility: Yes

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Vacation, and an RRSP company match.

If you require any special accommodation, please email our team at and we will be pleased to follow up with you. Please DO NOT send cover letters or resumes to this address.

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