Senior Fuel Economy and Emissions Regulatory Specialist

Embedded in a worldwide network, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive as well as in Long Beach, CA where the F-CELL team brings hydrogen vehicles to the road. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor, MI and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad, CA complete the competence center.

Together, all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next innovation. They're inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.


Every new vehicle must also be designed to meet stringent Mercedes-Benz standards for durability. The Testing & Regulatory Affairs Division ensures that all standards and requirements are met for the US market.

Testing locations in the Long Beach, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan also function as liaisons to both Mercedes-Benz in Germany and to government regulatory bodies in the US, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board.

Job Introduction:

This position will play a key role as the Mercedes-Benz representative for federal fuel economy and emissions regulatory affairs interfacing with industry groups and government agencies.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate federal government fuel economy and emissions related developments for light duty vehicles to internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders in the US and Germany to develop regulatory strategies that support company goals
  • Represent Mercedes-Benz in the Auto Alliance Fuel Economy Working Group and advocate for positions that support company goals
  • Coordinate with government agencies (EPA and NTHSA) to discuss regulatory topics
  • Advise the Daimler External Affairs office on technical matters related to fuel economy and emissions legislation

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering field
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Expert knowledge of US light-duty fuel economy (GHG and CAFE) and emissions regulations
  • Experience working with industry groups and government agency staff
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Desire work in a fast paced international team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical understanding of passenger vehicle fuel economy and emissions technologies
  • Experience developing proposals for regulatory policies that align government agency and company goals

Additional Information:

MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits and compensation, work / life balance tools and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.

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