Standards Project Engineer

Location US-NC-Raleigh | US-IL-Northbrook | CA-Ottawa
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/12/2023 11:56 AM)
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NFP UL Standards Engagement

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Standards Project Engineer at UL Standards and Engagement.


The Standards Project Engineer works across a variety of functional groups involved in the development and maintenance of standards for UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The Project Engineer provides technical expertise in areas such as batteries, electric vehicles, and alternative energy to advance the rigor of our standards and documents in support of our public safety mission.


UL Standards and Engagement:

At UL Standards and Engagement, 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. Underwriters Laboratories 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.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Standards Project Engineer, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL Standards and Engagement as you:

  • Prepare and compose gap analyses, technical reports, test procedures and other technical documents.
    Gather information for technical report preparation by examining products and relevant documents, including standards and test methods.
  • Assist in preparing technical reports for technical committees or other colleagues.
  • Analyze products, stay apprised of emerging technology to support standards development and maintenance.
  • Assist in monitoring technical trends in industry, developments and advancements in areas of expertise, including code and regulatory.
  • Provide technical training to other colleagues as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the dissemination and gathering of related technical information with our domestic and international partners.
  • Use system software for document management, correspondence, and file management.
  • May represent ULSE at industry-related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

The ideal candidate will bring several qualities to the team, including:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in engineering area(s) of expertise, technical principles, practices, and protocols.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following engineering areas of expertise: batteries, electric vehicles, alternate energy, and electrification.
  • Technical knowledge in electrical systems, products, components, and applications.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical information with industry and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and time management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve project deliverables.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously while keeping others apprised and informed.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in common business applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).

Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or similar.
  • Master’s degree in engineering, preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Technical experience in applying and interpreting standards requirements.  
  • Experience with US and Canadian Standards and Codes, as well as national, regional, and international standardization bodies.
  • Knowledge of relevant UL, ASTM, NFPA, CSA, and IEC standards, a plus.


UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Standards and Engagement, 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 Standards and Engagement 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 Standards and Engagement. 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.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Standards and Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Standards and Engagement offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Standards and Engagement contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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About UL Standards and Engagement Inc:


UL Standards and Engagement is a nonprofit organization 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 Inc., advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Inc., 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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