Product Safety Engineer

Wallingford, CT, 

United States

Are you passionate about the energy transition? Join us.

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

About the position

The Product Safety / Regulatory Compliance Engineer is responsible for interfacing with internal customers to assure product safety and regulatory compliance during new design development and enhancements to existing designs. This engineer works directly with Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), Notified Bodies, and other third party certification agencies to acquire and maintain certifications for new and existing products. This Engineer will ensure that required technical file documentation, Declarations of Conformity (DoCs), PED and ATEX certifications, and NRTL certifications are developed, obtained, and managed.


  • Interpret product safety standards and regulatory requirements in a product design and development environment to ensure the resultant products are safe, and code & standards compliant.
  • Advise design engineers on compliance options and impact of design decisions.
  • Coordinate NRTL & Notified Body product testing including assessing and communicating all issues of non-compliance as they are identified during testing.
  • Maintain all current technical file documentation and assist in all NRTL & Notified Body follow-up audits.
  • Propose, coordinate, and direct tests to verify product compliance and safety.
  • Propose effective corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Conduct and Document HAZOPs and Risk Assessments.
  • Perform high level Hazardous Area Evaluations for Proposed Product Construction and Siting.
  • Participate in or provide guidance to Codes / Standards Committees (represent Company).
  • Remain current on relevant codes & standards to support product safety and compliance for both new and existing products.



Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent

Required skills and abilities

  • Experience in Product Safety and Code Compliance.
  • Ability to define problems, interpret data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of conceptual and practical problems.
  • Function as a “team player” and work constructively and cooperatively with all departments in the best interests of the business.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication needed for interactions with both internal and external customers.
  • Must be self-motivated able to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and prioritize workflow.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and timely.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) required.

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance processes involving regulatory bodies, product standards, product certifications and marking.
  • Familiarity with the following codes & standards:
    • ISO 22734
    • CE Directives including:
      • 2014/34/EU, ATEX
      • 2014/68/EU, PED
      • 2006/42/EU, Machinery
      • 2014/30/EU, EMC
    • NFPA 79 or NFPA 70 (NEC)
    • ASME B31
    • IEC 61010-1
    • NFPA 2
    • ICC codes (IFC, IBC, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of safety testing equipment and certifying agency techniques for the purpose of compliance testing.
  • Experience with risk assessments such as HAZOPs, PHAs, DFMEAs and/or PFMEAs.
    • Experience with PHA Pro software.
  • Experience with Hydrogen Generation, Fuel Cell, Fuel Gas Related Equipment, or Petrochemical industry.


  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Ethical

Physical requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.


  • Nel will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.
  • Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for for hire.

Equal opportunity employer

Nel is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete this application.
  2. Email the completed application, your resumé, and a cover letter to