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Senior Regulatory Approvals Engineer

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23 Feb 2021

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Telensa is a leading company in technology for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities. We have more smart city devices globally, than any other company. Our products are enabling cities from Atlanta, Georgia to Wellington, NZ to significantly lower their carbon footprint and improve the lives of citizens.

Our system uses Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio communications and cellular radio to link streetlights back to a central database and web server in order to allow street lighting to be managed in a sophisticated and energy efficient way. Other applications for Telensa's UNB and control technology are underway as the demand for Smart City/Internet of Things solutions increases.

The Regulatory Approvals Engineer is a key and unique position within the company.

Purpose & Scope

Telensa manufactures radio communication products for its ultra-narrowband low power wide area networks. These products need to be approved for radio, EMC, environmental and safety aspects. These products are sold in various markets including UK/Europe and the USA/Canada and the approvals need to be achieved and maintained in the countries in which we operate. The purpose of this role is to obtain and maintaining these approvals from the initial design stage through to product retirement. This will involve working with engineers, test houses and regulatory authorities. Some occasional travel will be required.

Key Accountabilities and Role Outputs:

· Manage the regulatory approval of Telensa products, through the product lifecycle

· Support the process of product introduction into new countries

· Monitor the regulatory regime in target countries

· Provide regulatory guidance and design input to product development teams

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:


· Degree in numerate subject

· Knowledge and experience of wireless communication systems

· Willingness to do hands-on testing and pre-testing of products

· Experience of operating test equipment, e.g. spectrum analyser, power meter, wireless test sets

· Knowledge of radio, EMC and safety requirements and testing

· Experience of putting products through initial approvals and maintaining approvals through their life

· Understanding of legislative framework for approvals

· Project management of approvals process

· Experience creating risk assessments / test plans to demonstrate products meet regulatory requirements

· 10 years' experience in an electronic products company


· Broad international experience of approvals, especially UK/Europe and North America

· Knowledge of regulatory requirements for instruction manuals and product labelling

· Experience working with NRTL organisations for safety approvals, e.g. UL

· Experience of mobile network operator certification, e.g. PTCRB or GCF

· Experience of setting up and operating products in test modes

Successful candidates are likely to have worked in wireless product companies or in a relevant test house
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