International Standards Specialist

Location MX-Distrito Federal
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/15/2023 12:33 PM)
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NFP Standards


NFP UL Standards Engagement

At UL, we know why we come to work.

At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 


The International Standards Specialist is responsible for activities related to the development of standards for UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) international engagement program in Mexico. The International Standards Specialist will promote safety and sustainability by supporting policy and standards harmonization, partnering with key standards developers, policymakers and industry leaders, and facilitate the use of UL standards within these regions.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Participates in development of ULSE engagement strategy and objectives for the region.
  • Supports UL Standards collaboration MOU program. Involved in ongoing communications to strengthen relationships with ULSE partners in the region including national standards bodies, standards developing organizations, regulators, policy makers and key industry associations.
  • Manages regional engagement projects independently with ULSE partners in the region, including organizing of events for capacity building, knowledge exchange, awareness raising, roundtable meetings, preparing training materials and presentations, etc
  • Collaboration with the broader ULSE team for the implementation of ULSE MoU collaboration program in the region.
  • Provides presentations, trainings and mentorship about UL standards and standardization to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supports ULSE’s participations and leadership at international and regional standards platforms such as ISO and IEC.
  • Participates or act as liaison in the standards development activities to support international and national standards development.
  • Conducts policy and analytical research relating to standards such as trade data analysis, country and regional regulation and policy analysis, use of UL standards and trends in the region, Sustainable Development Goals, WTO Technical Barrier to Trade, etc.
  • Demonstrates strong relationship building, interpersonal and leadership skills both internally and externally. Possesses ability to influence without authorization.
  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of standardization and its impacts to economic development, environmental protection and societal progression.
  • Demonstrates quality, timeliness, reliability, consistency, flexibility, and accountability for all assigned tasks.
  • Effective at working alone and making appropriate decisions independently based on knowledge and available information.
  • Performs other duties as directed to support ULSE international engagement strategy.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Four-year University degree. 
  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience.
  • 2 -3 years’ experience in standards development, preferred.
  • Experience with international policy or international relations.
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English.
  • Able to work in highly cross-cultural environment.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do. 
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best. 
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world. 
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 

Learn More:

About UL Standards & Engagement:

UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.  


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world. 


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