• Sustainability Specialist

    Location US-CT-West Hartford
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description


    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a EWS Sustainability Specialist to join the Wiremold Team in West Hartford, CT. Responsible for collaborating with functional teams to develop processes and conduct sustainability compliance efforts for products across EWS. The position will also entail coordinating sustainability related activities for all EWS products including defining the requirements needed and performing analysis and related submittals. The role will advise EWS businesses on industry and governmental regulations that could affect products. In addition, the Compliance Engineer will develop and maintain a reporting process for measuring sustainable activities.


    What Will You Do?

    • Define Process for Product Compliance and conduct analysis of the following categories


    1. RoHs
    2. California Proposition 65
    3. REACH
    4. PEP (Product Environmental Profiles)
    5. EPD’s & HPD’s (Google Portico)
    6. Legrand Way (Life Cycle Analysis)


    1. Conflict Minerals
    2. Living Building Challenge
    3. VOC’s (SCAQMD)
    4. Organohalogen Flame Retardants CPSC-2015-0022.
    5. “Energy Star” Rated Devices.
    6. Asbestos Content.
    • Maintain compliance awareness by working as an audit member of LNCA compliance committee, sharing information, findings and requirements across the EWS business.


    • Coordinate the communication for all points of environment and sustainable information throughout the EWS businesses. Develop a method to input, maintain and report the gathered data. Gather required technical information from EWS businesses to generate the documents needed to obtain certification. Input data as required.
    • Develop reporting tools to extract data and format reports as required by each EWS business.
    • Manage change/updates to the compliance data base. Assure all synchronized links to all EWS MRP/ERP systems are correctly providing information. Manage incoming data of vendor data request campaigns.
    • Research and provide necessary intelligence for software or tools used in compliance activities. Assure software licenses are updated on an annual bases.
    • Provide technical information to the engineering teams and businesses for placement on documentation, drawings and collateral.
    • Technical Updates
    • Provide input for Engineering changes, packaging changes and raw material specification sheets utilizing the latest compliance declaration language.
    • Communication
    • Schedule and manage quarterly compliance audits.
    • Quarterly update, % complete for all Business Units to maintain KPI’s.


    Basic Qualifications


    • Education:  BS in Environmental Science, Electrical, Business, or Technical field or no degree with 4 years' technical, electrical, or engineering experience.
    • Experience:  1-3 year’s relevant experience. Has obtained general industry experience that complements a broad base.

    Preferred Skills

    1. Must have broad understanding of Engineering principals, materials and manufacturing processes.  Must demonstrate or obtain an understanding of the compliance technical requirements. 
    2. Must possess excellent project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines and control a number of projects at various stages of work.
    3. Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software.  Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively.  Must be proficient with compliance software use and management.
    4. Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities.
    5. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.

    Position Attributes 

    • Compliance Software: Have functional ability to use and manipulate data.
    • Documentation: Understand and document compliance status in software database.
    • Understand ECN process with BOM’s and drawings to support existing and new design line expansions.
    • Quality Systems: Design quality audit system to maintain compliance currency.
    • Product Testing: Devises and gains approval to perform specialized compliance lab tests. Directs lab on what tests are required.
    • Problem Solving: Innovates technical solutions for existing or new compliance solutions. Provide guidance to engineers, designers, and management.
    • Self-Direction: Drives new projects through the development system.  Is responsible for the schedule progress of the project.
    • Project Leadership:      Calls project meeting after approved subject matter from manager or senior engineer.  Serves as lead presenter at some project meetings.  Serves as project driver.
    • Technical Leadership: Serve as technical resource for new product introductions.
    • Technical Knowledge: Working understanding of key sustainability codes and standards (including Prop 65, HPDs and ROHS) along with the ability to work at a granular level towards compliance for individual products

    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us


    About Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems Division

    Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division provides the most complete line of residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring devices in the world.  EWS has strong market positions in wiring devices, raceway, floor & open space, overhead systems, pro-installed home systems and specialty networking across a number of exciting verticals including industrial food and beverage, hospitality and residential builders.  For more information, visit legrand.us/electrical wiring devices








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