Senior Project Lead (Energy, Power, Hazardous Locations)

Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-IL-Evanston
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(9/29/2023 11:14 PM)
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NFP UL Standards Engagement

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Lead at UL Standards & Engagement.


This is a hybrid role open to candidates who can commute two days a week to the offices in either Evanston, IL or Raleigh, NC.


The Senior Project Lead will actively participate in standards development by working with subject matter experts, Technical Panels and Technical Committees to develop requirements and coordinate standards development activities to achieve the strategic and operational goals of UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The Senior Standards Specialist will leverage expertise, experience, and stakeholder networks to anticipate issues, identify patterns, and propose solutions.


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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! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Senior Project Lead, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you: 

  • Support the advancement and implementation of safety guidelines specific to energy, power, industrial, and hazardous locations, and other measures that contribute to enhancing safety in these industries.
  • Manage standards development activities utilizing expertise and knowledge of accreditation and internal business requirements to maximize efficiencies and improve the stakeholder experience.
  • Manage implementation of small to medium sized projects, ensuring timely and successful completion.
  • Provide support and guidance to project teams, fostering collaboration and effective project execution.
  • Primary point of contact on project related activities. Identify and assess project risks, develop mitigation strategies, and escalate issues as necessary.
  • Plan overall project, including defining project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines. Monitors progress throughout project lifecycle and coordinates interdependencies in collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including subject matter experts, industry partners, and regulatory bodies.
  • Contribute to the program management associated with assigned standards, providing input and recommendations to Program Managers related to their portfolio of standards.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes: 

  • Strong project management and ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Solid technical background and in-depth knowledge of science and engineering principles relevant to the industry.
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree. Technical degree preferred. 
  • Minimum 6 years of directly related experience.
  • Project Management Certificate, preferred.
  • Familiarity with US and Canadian Standards and Codes, various national, regional and international standardization bodies, a plus.
  • Familiarity with quality management systems (QMS) relevant to conformity assessment


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, 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. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. 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. 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. 

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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