Senior Standards Project Manager, Appliances, HVAC, Lighting

Location US-IL-Evanston | US-NC-Raleigh
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2023 2:58 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 Standards Project Manager at UL Standards and 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 Standards Project Manager for Appliances, HVAC, and Lighting will manage a portfolio of standards and related activities to advance the mission of UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) to make the world safer, more secure, and sustainable. As part of the Standards Development team, The Senior Standards Project Manager will support the development, revision, and maintenance of safety standards within Appliances, HVAC, and Lighting. The Senior Standards Project Manager will drive end to end project execution, and collaboration with subject matter experts and stakeholder networks to ensure technical relevance of our safety standards and amplify the growth of our standards development work.


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

  • Support the advancement and implementation of safety guidelines related to various products including home appliances, HVAC, lighting, battery powered tools/OPE and floating devices. 
  • Lead activities throughout the safety standards project lifecycle, from initial proposal evaluation to publication and revision. Ensure the implementation and sustainability of robust standards that meet industry needs and enhance safety.
  • Manag medium to large scale projects. Develop project plans, define scope and objectives, manage timelines, resource allocation and project interdependencies.
  • Leverage expertise and knowledge of accreditation, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and internal business requirements to advance technical content of standards.
  • Identify potential project risks and challenges, develop, and implement mitigation strategies to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain quality control measures to uphold the accuracy and integrity of safety standards. Ensure standards align with industry benchmarks for quality and safety.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders to gather insights and identify opportunities focused on emerging markets.
  • Contribute to the program management associated with assigned standards, providing input and recommendations to Program Managers related to their portfolio of standards.
  • Facilitate round table discussions and workshops with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare regular reports and maintain comprehensive records of project activities and progress. Create deliverables and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Research program expansion opportunities related to the appliances, HVAC and lighting standards portfolio, both domestic and international.
  • Stay apprised of technical trends and developments including regulatory changes.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

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

  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated experience managing projects across different industries and complexities, using applicable project management methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to manage interdependencies and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, both internally and externally, to drive initiatives and achieve shared objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex ideas, present results, and translate technical requirements to both technical and non-technical audiences and various levels of management and stakeholder groups.
  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills to work effectively with leaders and colleagues across the organization.
  • Engaging and approachable facilitator to lead and develop high performing collaborative workgroups, focused on process and results.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in standards development, engineering, project management or related role.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
  • Familiarity with US and Canadian Standards and Codes, various national, regional, and international standardization bodies, a plus.

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.

Learn More:

About UL Standards and Engagement:

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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