Battery Systems Engineer

Location CA-Ottawa
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2023 2:54 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 Battery Systems Engineer at UL Standards and Engagement.


This is a hybrid role open to candidates who can commute two days a week to the office in Ottawa, Canada.


The Battery Systems Engineer will support the development, revision, and maintenance of safety standards within the areas of batteries, electrification, and alternative energy to advance the mission of UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) to make the world safer, more secure, and sustainable. With a specialized focus on battery energy storage, the Battery Systems will apply their comprehensive knowledge, to address aspects such as battery degradation, electrochemical performance, and behavior modeling. As a subject matter expert, the Battery Systems Engineer will synthesize scientific insights and research development discoveries into actionable strategies to support the advancement of ULSE standards and refine testing methodologies.


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

  • Leverage expertise in engineering and regulatory compliance to advance the technical content of electrification standards, and guide the development, revision, and maintenance of these standards.
  • Serve as a technical lead for projects and initiatives within the battery, electrification, and alternative energy program area.
  • Apply project management practices and techniques to oversee deliverables and ensure execution of project execution.
  • Analyze products, standards, and testing methodologies to gather insights and inform the preparation and composition of gap analyses, testing procedures and technical reports.
  • Lead the dissemination of related technical information with domestic and international partners.
  • Provide technical training to other colleagues as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represent ULSE at industry-related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
  • Continuously monitor industry trends, and maintain deep understanding of industry landscape, advancements in research and emerging technologies to enhance the effectiveness and innovation of safety standards.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

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

  • Strong command of engineering, technical principles, practices, and protocols.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in electrical systems, products, components, and applications, with specialization in e-mobility, batteries, clean energy, and or electrification.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical information with industry and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, such as Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Materials Science or other related field. Advanced degree highly preferred. 
  • Minimum 7 years engineering experience.  
  • Extensive experience in battery technology for storage applications, battery systems, and life cycle behavior. 
  • Experience with US and Canadian Standards and Codes, as well as national, regional, and international standardization bodies including UL, ISO, and IEC. 
  • Experience communicating complex information and delivering technical presentations to diverse set if stakeholders, including industry experts and non-experts.  

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 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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