Head of Technology Compliance

GeoPura’s mission is to use zero-emission fuels and financially sustainable, innovative technologies to end our reliance on fossil fuels. At GeoPura, we understand the scale of the challenge, that we are on a journey towards net-zero, and that how we get there is equally as important as the destination.

GeoPura’s initial focus is off-grid, temporary and back-up power – essentially diesel generator displacement – using low-carbon hydrogen via GeoPura’s proprietary Hydrogen Power Units (HPU). The HPUs are manufactured to a GeoPura design by our partner Siemens Energy at their Newcastle facility.  They employ an industrial fuel cell, UPS and batteries to deliver critical, zero-emission “energy as a service”, to customers across a wide range of use-cases from construction to film and TV production, to outdoor events. Existing clients include Netflix, BBC, HS2, Balfour Beatty and National Grid.

Following significant Series A investment, bringing in world-class partners General Motors, Siemens Energy, Barclays Capital and SWEN Capital partners (Giants of industry, manufacturing and finance back UK green hydrogen pioneer GeoPura with £36m investment – GeoPura) GeoPura are expanding and looking to hire a Head of Compliance.

Reporting to the Head of Environment, Health and Safety, and Quality, this role is to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and industry standards for GeoPura’s equipment and installations. Working with the engineering department, it is also to ensure successful CE marking of GeoPura’s products.

Typical Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure that new and existing products are compliant with the essential requirements of UK, EU and – if necessary – relevant international Directives.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive compliance framework for our UK Hydrogen operations, ensuring adherence to all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
  • Stay up to date with changing regulatory requirements and industry best practices, and provide guidance and recommendations to management and relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including members from Operations, Legal, Finance and Engineering Departments to identify and mitigate compliance risks.
  • Maintain a register of product approvals and documentation including technical construction files and act as authorised signatory for the Company on regulatory declarations.
  • Maintain a register of all directives, standards, etc. that could affect the business, reviewing existing and emerging legislation for potential impacts and keeping the Company informed as appropriate.
  • Attend Industry Affairs meetings and standards committees as appropriate, and keep the Company informed on relevant matters.
  • Attend standards and regulatory events to understand best practices and upcoming changes in product testing and certification processes.

  • Be a key point of contact for the company in the pursuit of regulatory, testing, and certification matters with the relevant notified bodies.
  • Provide regulatory information, guidance and support to Engineering and Operations Teams.

Relevant Experience:

  • Familiar with relevant legislation and directives, including (but not limited to) DSEAR, PED and TPED.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement compliance programs, policies and processes.
  • Excellent understanding of risk management principles and the ability to identify, assess and mitigate compliance risks.
  • Experience managing CE marking approval processes is not essential but would be very advantageous.
  • Experience working to minimum safety standards relating to stationary power generation and the design of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems is not essential, but would also be very advantageous.
  • Knowledge of UK/EU regulatory requirements, and the process of designing products that meet them:
    • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU
    • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
    • Low Voltage (LV) Directive 2014/35/EU
    • Electro-magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU
    • Equipment For Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 2014/34/EU
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the transportation regulations regarding hazardous materials, specifically under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
  • Familiarity with the classification, packaging, labelling and documentation requirements outlined in the ADR regulations.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • High ethical standards, and ability to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive information.
  • Experience working across different regulatory markets in the UK and EU (US and other regulatory markets would be desirable).

In addition to the above,some experience / appreciation of the following is desirable:

  • ISO 12100:2010 Safety of machinery — General principles for design — Risk assessment and risk reduction
  • EN 60204-1:2018 Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of machines Part 1: General requirements
  • ISO 13849-1:2015 Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems — Part 1: General principles for design
  • ISO/IEC 17025 Testing and calibration laboratories
  • IEC 62282-3-100 Part 3-100: Stationary fuel cell power systems – Safety
  • BS EN 60079 – Explosive atmospheres
  • Quadvent / HSE hazardous zoning
  • Experience with CE and UKCA, some experience with UL Standards (North America) would be beneficial

Benefits and Package:

  • Salary- Up to £75k (DOE).
  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Enhanced family leave.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • This role can be remotely based providing the successful candidate can accommodate. occasional travel.
  • Exposure to exciting projects across many and diverse power / energy applications.
  • The chance to join a purpose-driven organisation tackling one of the grand challenges of our time (decarbonisation of energy systems).

To apply, please contact recruitment@geopura.com with your CV.

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