Infiltrator Water Technologies (IWT) is a market leader within the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Infiltrator manufactures a variety of revolutionary products and innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional stone and pipe leachfield and concrete septic wastewater system components. IWT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Drainage Systems (ticker: WMS, NYSE).
The majority of our products are produced almost entirely from recycled resins. Infiltrator's recycling operation is among the country's top twenty producers / consumers of recycled resins and among only a few of whom consume 100% of that resin in the finished products produced. Infiltrator operates some of largest molding machines and robotics producing the largest plastic molded parts in the world. IWT has always and continues to compete on innovation; we hold over 200 patents.
The Regulatory Project Engineer will serve as a key member of the Government Affairs Team and will ensure that regulatory projects advance for Infiltrator Water Technologies' (Infiltrator's) wastewater treatment, drain field, tank, and other product lines. This position requires a combination of technical knowledge, engineering judgement, legal knowhow, interpersonal skills, relationship building, patience, and persistence.
In parallel, the Regulatory Project Engineer will participate in state and provincial rulemaking, legislation, standards development, compliance, and product launch initiatives for Infiltrator's North American business. These processes enhance and expand Infiltrator's business in the onsite wastewater treatment system sector.
The Regulatory Project Engineer will own and be responsible for the successful implementation of specific product approval projects, product certification initiatives, and other regulatory enhancement programs, reporting to the company's Regulatory Director. This role involves project ownership and maintaining rigor and governance. A key element of the Regulatory Project Engineer role will be effective engagement of internal and external stakeholder concerns. The Regulatory Project Engineer will be expected to provide management, leadership, focus and direction for driving positive results on new product approval requests and efforts to favorably alter the existing regulatory framework.
This role requires internal communication with Infiltrator's sales, engineering, manufacturing, finance, and customers service groups, in addition to external communication with state, provincial, and county regulatory agencies and product certification and testing organizations.
Develop strategies for effectively performing regulatory projects
Interface with regulatory agencies to gain product approvals
Conduct regulatory research, analyze regulations and possible changes to industry requirements, and participate in rulemaking processes
Participate in launching new products, including development of product designs
Write technical letters and reports pertaining to technical and regulatory issues
Develop and maintain product-specific technical literature
Support customer and outside sales team technical inquiries
Create and manage project plans, including key milestones, deadlines, and deliverables
Define project schedules, allocate resources, and monitor progress
Align project deliverables, milestones, and objectives with the company goals, and ensure project team is clear on their objectives and deliverables
Deliver presentations to customers and regulators on technical topics in small group settings and national trade shows
Collaborate with and manage outside technical consultants
Qualifications and Preferred Skills:
3+ years of experience in an engineering or technical field, preferably in the consulting engineering industry
Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, or environmental engineering or related field, Master's degree or MBA preferred
Professional engineer, engineer-in-training, registered sanitarian, or registered environmental health specialist preferred
Involvement with wastewater treatment systems, particularly onsite and/or decentralized systems
Understanding of regulated business environments with successful record of regulatory agency interaction
Understanding of subsurface environment, including soil and groundwater issues
Excellent technical writing skills and capable of clear verbal communication in both individual and group settings
Adept at independent problem solving and developing strong business relationships with a range of individuals and organizations that are key to the company's operations
Skilled listener with ability to read and understand other people
Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and AutoCAD competence
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
This position is located at Infiltrator Water Technologies' corporate office located in Old Saybrook, CT.