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Director Certification Job

We Light The Way!

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid. 

As a Leader in the Certification group, you will collaborate with a multi-national team that is focused on assuring compliance with performance and safety certifications and drive  the transformation of safety and performance standards to accommodate rapidly changing technology. The position is located in a recently renovated Innovation center in Decatur, GA, which houses state of the art design, validation equipment, teams and facilities.  The onsite café, game room, indoor/outdoor exercise facilities and four-day work week offer competitive work-life balance opportunities to achieve the collective business and personal goals.

As a Director of Product Certification, you will contribute by:

  • Leading a dedicated team of engineers that assure products meet customer performance expectations and assures product safety
  • Responsible for assuring that Acuity Brands Lighting products comply with national and international safety and performance standards
  • Through the use of Lean tools (KPI metrics, root cause-countermeasure, kaizen, etc.) drive continuous improvement in the Certification Engineering group
  • Overseeing the process of submitting product to third-party certification agencies
  • Providing technical representation with safety and performance certification standards development bodies
  • Monitoring proposed revisions to codes/standards and researching the effect those changes have on Acuity product


Qualified candidates for this role will have: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline 
  • Advanced understanding of electricity and electrical products
  • 10 years in technical role with 5 years management experience

We invite you to apply to join us as we Light The Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


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Req ID:  830

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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