• Conformity Assessment Project Engineer

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
    Job ID
    2018-10840
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World 

     

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    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World.

    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

    Responsibilities

    Under general direction, performs engineering work in Research and Development and Energy Systems & eMobility segment including design, product characteristics and the documentation necessary to produce and reproduce testing standards. Assists in conducting studies and analysis to determine the feasibility of various engineering approaches. Defines concepts and criteria to resolve major problems in current programs or approaches. Plans and conducts experiments to measure the body of scientific knowledge on topics related to hazard based safety engineering. Projects require substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art engineering principals and theories, and uses professional concepts and procedures to solve a wide range of research based problems.

     

    • Independently determines project scope, develops a preliminary plan of investigation, and determines project specifications such as cost, time, and sample requirements by analyzing client input, available supplemental data, and product construction. Projects may include frequent travel to conduct or witness tests at client sites.
    • Initiates communication with clients to promote and explain the benefits of new and existing services. Follows up on contacts from clients. Communicates with clients to discuss technical issues, explain UL procedures and requirements, convey project cost, and negotiate completion date and sample requirements. Acts to address client concerns and to resolve client issues. Provides technical assistance to clients in reference to product inspection and follow-up services.
    • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying UL requirements. Notifies client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance with UL requirements or of any changes in project scope or specifications.
    • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling and reviewing work of Laboratory Technicians and support staff and establishing completion dates. Coordinates administrative aspects of project management. Serves as Project Handler of record and may sign as Reviewer of record as assigned.
    • Communicates project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing reports. Prepares Follow-Up Service Procedures and information pages.
    • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
    • Resolves engineering issues associated with Variation Notices by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the variations.
    • Proposes development of new and/or revised UL requirements. Develops special test methods and test equipment. Coordinates and/or performs File Reviews. May represent UL at industry related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
    • May provide direction as a Primary Designated Engineer or Designated Engineer for specific product categories.
    • May directs and review work of assigned staff. May train office, field, and/or laboratory staff and entry-level engineers. Provides technical assistance to laboratory and/or field staff.
    • Performs other duties as directed.

     

    Qualifications

    • University Degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics or other related discipline plus four years directly related work experience.
    • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline.
    • Working knowledge of conformity standards in use in area of expertise.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply project-handling concepts in use in area of expertise.

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