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Type Approval Project Manager

  • Location
    • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Position is for a Type Approval Project Manager dedicated to GM China imported vehicles and GM China single point contact responsible for assigned regulatory and type approval/certification activities.  Position requires a high level of interpersonal skills and knowledge of multi-disciplinary functions such that interpretations and/or negotiations are clearly communicated to and understood by China Government authorities or their designated agencies. 

As a regulatory and type approval/certification subject matter expert(SME), successful candidate is responsible for providing guidance throughout GM’s Global Vehicle Development Process to establish optimal and innovative approaches for compliance to regulatory and type approval/certification requirements necessary for on-time program launch success.

Regulatory Deliverables:  

  • Perform as subject matter expert (SME) for all assigned regulations applicable to GMNA export programs. Act as SME for consultation on regulatory requirements to engineering and design.
  • Determine impact of new regulations on affected vehicle programs from both a component and vehicle system perspective. Participate in reviews of and update/maintain GM’s regulatory database.
  • When the requirement of TA and submitted parameters changed, revise tests and maintaining TA in time to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of the product certificates and related catalog. Issue regulatory communications for assigned regulations to ensure accuracy, completeness, timeliness and ease of comprehension.
  • Press for advance notice of future requirements for assigned regulatory areas and assess engineering impact. Work with regulatory colleagues around the globe to develop regulatory best practices.
  • Participate in visual regulatory reviews for assigned regulatory areas and report findings.
  • Train key stakeholders on requirements for achieving regulatory compliance. Participate in regulatory checklist reviews for assigned programs/markets/regulations at designated milestones.
  • Applying product catalog, CCC certificates, National Emission Catalog, Environmental Label Certificates, FE mark, Vehicle Configuration Serial Number etc., obtaining product certificates and related catalogs on time.

Type Approval/Certification Deliverables:

  • Plan and execute type approval/certification activities for GM China imported vehicles
  • Communicate annual type approval/certification timing requirements to stakeholders based on vehicle content/regulatory changes.
  • Streamline TA testing to reduce costs and minimize impact to test facilities via negotiation with technical agency authorities (propose ideas to reduce number of physical tests).
  • Maintain/refine documentation database and templates with the latest information to support first time quality type approval/certification effort.
  • Coordinate and lead all GM-based TA testing for assigned programs.
  • Support the development/refinement of GM’s in-house test procedures, based on assigned regulations.

Additional Description


  Required :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with export/global regulatory requirements.
  • Familiarity with export market certification requirements.
  • Comprehension of technical engineering, legal and political sides of issues.
  • Negotiating skills; must be both persuasive and diplomatic in technical, legal and political settings.
  • Proficiency in oral/written communications; when communicating with external 3rd parties, particularly government authorities, to integrate all knowledge and skills to present a best possible case on behalf of GM.
  • Ability to organize and conduct meetings effectively.
  • High level of independent judgment, accuracy, creativity and initiative.
  • Ability to quickly identify, evaluate, summarize and elevate items requiring higher-level leadership attention.
  • Strong demonstration of commitment to teamwork and partnerships internal to GM.
  • Comfortable with dealing with ambiguous and unpredictable situations.
  • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to travel occasionally on relatively short notice.
  • Cultural acuity.

Preferred :

  • Over 5 years’ experience of automobile related industry. Have experience of automobile type approval is preferred. Working for imported vehicle type approval is a plus.
  • Knowledge of export/global regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of export market certification requirements.
  • PVET
  • Regulatory/Certification Engineer, Design Release Engineer or Validation experience.
  • Familiarity with assembly plant processes.

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