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US ESG Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0039907
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Mission Statement:

Hitachi Energy offers power and automation products, systems and service solutions across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain - enabling a stronger, smarter and greener power grid. We are seeking an ESG Regulatory & Product Material Compliance Counsel responsible for the North American region  to be based in the US who will be a member of our Global Competency Center in our business function Legal and Integrity. This role will report to the Head of L&I Regulatory Affairs.


All legal activities relating to the monitoring and assessment of ESG Regulatory and Product Material Compliance Regulations in scope of Hitachi Energy’s business activities,

Main Accountabilities:

This position is responsible for providing a diverse range of complex regulatory activities to Hitachi Energy’s business stakeholders and management.

Main tasks

  • Support corporate ESG & Product Regulatory Compliance roadmap
  • Monitor, interpret and advise on ESG and Product Material Compliance related regulations that impact the Hitachi Energy business in general and its product portfolio in a timely manner
  • Prioritizing requirements, advising consequences, enabling risk management
  • Align local or regional approaches with global processes and requirements, ensure consistent implementation
  • Drive and guide legal responses to officials, coordinate with business and functional stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and conduct training to internal stakeholders on ESG and Product Material Compliance regulations
  • Drive compliance related projects cross functionally
  • Embed compliance, recording and declarations into existing processes and tools (portal, SharePoint, SAP, gate models, etc.) as available;
  • Support the establishment of new or improvement of existing processes for ESG Regulatory and Product Material Compliance;
  • Proactively identify and resolve compliance related issues and challenges
  • Ensure the implementation of corporate regulations and standards for ESG Regulatory and Product Material Compliance in NAM;
  • Education & knowledge sharing
  • Living core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business


Mastering the dynamic developments of the ESG regulatory & Product Material Compliance in an efficient and effective manner; ensuring the timely implementation and compliancy by Hitachi Energy

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school and bar admission in a U.S. State Bar, with minimum of 8-10 years' experience with ESG regulations with focus on environmental regulations.
  • Workable knowledge in Chemistry, Materials or Engineering
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Excellent communication skill on all managerial and executive levels in a complex matrix organization, ability to work and report remotely, open minded and dynamic attitude to changes; intercultural sensitivity.
  • Several years of experience in working in or with multinational enterprises with large matrix organizations
  • Experience in Project Management and managing external Consultants and law firms
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and ERP systems (SAP)
  • Hands-on and problem-solving mentality to challenge "status quo"
  • Willingness to develop the role and scope considering evolving regulatory environment Fluent English, other languages an asset Willingness to travel (10-20%)

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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