Product Safety and Compliance Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge with social, economic and environmental implications? Do you want to boost your career and make a difference? Help electrify transportation by joining the team as a Product Safety and Compliance Manager.


This is an excellent career opportunity if you have extensive knowledge of regulatory processes and are seeking a high-visibility, influent role heading product safety and compliance. In this leadership role, you will be working collaboratively and crossfunctionally to develop regulatory strategy and advising the organization.

You will work closely with in-house product development, operations, and service teams, as well as with external government agencies to ensure product safety and regulatory compliance. You will make sure that appropriate policies and procedures are implemented to ensure full compliance. You will also have to monitor business practices to detect any shortfalls in compliance.

Please note that this position reports to both the Volvo Trucks VP of Product Safety in the USA and the Nova Bus VP of Product Development. The position is based in the Saint-Eustache plant.

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Up to 6 weeks of vacation at hiring (depending on level of experience)
  • 2 weeks of paid leave during the holiday period
  • RRSP with employer contribution of up to 7%
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Ability to telework up to 4 days per week, with 1 day at the plant, depending on organizational needs

  • Lead, support, and develop your team of product safety standards and regulatory compliance experts.
  • Be the organization’s subject matter expert for product safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead the crossfunctional process for the analysis and resolution of potential safety-related issues.
  • Oversee reporting to authorities.
  • Identify and interpret legislation, regulations, and industry standards that apply to our products; synthesize information and share it with internal teams.
  • Ensure product compliance with various regulatory requirements as part of development projects and product engineering processes.
  • Oversee proof of compliance documentation.
  • Watch for developments in legislation, regulations, and industry standards, assessing risk and impact, and sharing the information with internal teams.
  • Develop the Nova Bus roadmap for safety and compliance process improvement and obtain buy-in throughout the organization.
  • Take part and represent Nova Bus in certain reference groups for regulatory or standardization entities and industry associations.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum of 10 years of experience in safety and compliance for a manufacturing business in a regulated industry
  • Knowledge of Transport Canada and NHTSA automotive safety standards and regulations
  • Experience in government regulation interpretation and reporting
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in team management
  • Excellent functional and crossfunctional leadership
  • Ability to influence and manage conflicting opinions
  • Ability to work under pressure with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent analytical and observational skills
  • Diligence in written and spoken communication
  • Experience in the heavy vehicle industry, an asset
  • Bilingualism (French/English)
  • Availability for occasional travel within Canada and the USA

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You are welcome on the Nova Bus team, just the way you are! We support diversity in all its forms, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where differences are celebrated.
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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Nova Bus, part of the Volvo Group, is one of North America's largest providers of sustainable transit solutions. Our team of more than 1,500 employees in three factories (Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac in Quebec and Plattsburgh in the New York State) works in partnership with some of the largest public transit companies in Canada and in the USA. Are you looking for a new challenge with social, economic and environmental implications? Do you want to boost your career and make a difference? Help electrify transportation by joining the team!

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