Dept. Lead, Environmental Regulatory Affairs

Requisition ID:  1693

Torrance, CA, US, 90501

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $134,100.00 - $209,500.00

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it’s a joyful one.  We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. 

 At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success.  We strive to be a company that serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda’s, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

Job Purpose

The Department Lead, Environmental Regulatory Affairs manages PRO’s environmental regulatory compliance strategy activities, including: reviewing and evaluating line-up strategy and correlation with other business units; credit trading activities; and providing environmental regulatory interpretations for both existing and new/nascent business areas. Working with the Regulatory Affairs Division Lead, this position will help represent Honda to regulators, NGOs and policy influencers, and communicate the voice of these outside parties (regulators, NGOs and policy influencers) to key internal partners.

Key Accountabilities

  • Compliance strategy: manage PRO’s regulatory compliance strategy activities, including close collaboration and oversight of the modeling of Greenhouse Gas (GHG), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), criteria emissions (NMOG+NOx) and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulatory requirements
  • Compliance strategy: review iterative vehicle spec information and line-up sales plans. Evaluate with PRO models, and suggest innovative and alternative strategies to reduce burden while ensuring compliance
  • Internal Environmental Strategy Correlation: Engage in internal environmental strategy discussions, communicating PRO’s data-driven and policy insight-based views across Honda, including initiating key projects with AHM business unit teams (including ACCII state by state analysis and compliance)
  • Provide environmental regulatory interpretations, as needed, for both existing products and new/nascent business areas across Honda 
  • Credit management: Actively manage the strategic sale and/or purchase of credits (ZEV, GHG, CAFE, NMOG+NOx) in alignment with executive management direction
  • In support of Honda’s strategic interests, interface with key external stakeholders (other OEMs, trade association staff/management, agency staff/management), as needed 

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline 
  • Robust understanding of how regulations and laws are created, developed, approved, and implemented
  • Robust understanding of automotive environment- and energy-related regulations, including GHG, CAFE, ZEV, and criteria emissions programs
  • Broad understanding of the automotive industry (suppliers, dealers, customers)
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to influence others
  • Strategic mindset in applying expert knowledge toward credit optimization and fleet compliance (reducing cost, maintaining compliance with margin)
  • Awareness of evolving automotive industry landscape, including areas of new business
  • Familiarity with automotive fuel efficiency, emissions control, and vehicle electrification technologies
  • Ability to clearly and effectively propose and communicate new concepts to executives for evaluation
  • Ability to develop concise and easily understood PowerPoint presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Honda products is a plus


  • Hybrid

Benefits and Total Rewards

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?


Total Rewards: 

  • Competitive Base Salary: Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to, geographic location, work experience, education, etc.
  • Annual Bonus
  • Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, and Insurance included)
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Lifestyle Bonus
  • Relocation assistance


Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility  
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs 


Additional Offerings

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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