• Standards Program Manager

    Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-IL-Northbrook | US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-CA-Fremont
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  • Overview

    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.


    Our Not-for-Profit division, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., is currently seeking a Standards Program Manager to join our growing team! In this role, you will plan and manage assigned standards and programs to accomplish strategic and operational goals. Additionally you will organize and facilitate stakeholder meetings. Use effective mediation skills to drive the standards development process and outcomes that advance UL’s mission. Develop relationships with key stakeholders relative to assigned standards. Maintain openness and collaboration in the development of all standards and programs.




    • Responsible for driving the standards process to develop and maintain standards that effectively mitigate identified hazards in fulfillment of UL’s mission, that fully reflect current technologies, that fully reflect current marketplace issues, that are developed with consideration of associated codes and regulations.
    • Responsible for assessing the impact and relevance of assigned standards and for implementing action to increase standard relevance/impact where appropriate.
    • Responsible for maintaining effectively balanced consensus bodies, both with regard to accredited procedure compliance but also more broadly to seek international engagement where appropriate, and a balance between perspectives across each standards landscape.
    • Represents UL Standards and our development activities through presentations, articles, testimony and participation on panel discussions.
    • Serves as Chair for standards or program development stakeholder bodies for specified product categories or industry sectors.
      • Facilitates the development of consensus within the stakeholder body by engaging all interests to identify solutions that have broad support.
      • Facilitates and leads meetings in a way that is efficient, focused and promotes active participation from all participants.
      • Functions as mediator in the development of solutions that allow consensus to be achieved in the presence of opposing interests.
      • Guides stakeholders through the development process, making sure that all actions are in accordance with applicable UL or ULC Standards policies, procedures, and any Memorandums of Understanding or other agreements with partner organizations. Examples include STP regulations, ULC Standards procedures. UL’s antitrust policy, UL’s patent policy, ULC Standards Patent Policy, UL’s ethics policy, etc.
    • In cooperation and consultation with Operations Managers, mentors project managers in the fulfillment of their responsibilities and their individual career development plans. As appropriate, delegates select consensus body chair assignments to qualified staff, and effectively manages appointed chair.
    • In collaboration with International Standards leadership, achieves international engagement related to the development of new standards and programs, international adoption of existing standards and programs, and for understanding and acting on the experience and findings of international partners where assigned standards are in use.
    • Establishes and maintains an active line of communication with key stakeholders (internal and external), and an open line of communication with all stakeholders in assigned area(s) of responsibility.
    • May have direct reports functioning as consensus body chairs or technical landscape researchers / advisors.
    • Organizes and facilitates stakeholder meetings.
    • Uses effective mediation skills to drive the standards development process and outcomes that advance UL’s mission.
    • Develops relationships with key stakeholders relative to assigned standards. Maintains openness and collaboration in the development of all standards and programs.
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    • Degree in applied science, physical science, engineering, or other technology discipline plus eight years of related work experience, or five years of experience within UL Standards with successful demonstration of the skills required for the execution of this position.
    • Ability to develop and implement strategies, build business plans where and when necessary and facilitate at public engagements.
    • Excellent communication skills required.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and mediate conflict, to negotiate, and to influence others.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain perspective and professionalism during technical conflicts.
    • Working knowledge of technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline.
    • Working knowledge of standards in use in areas of expertise.

    Grow and Achieve. Growth and development are part of our DNA. Our working environment is a launch pad for our employees to excel. Your growth will be supported with targeted development, rewards and recognition programs, so that you can maximize your potential.


    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without sponsorship both now and in the future. 

    Applicants must be able to relocate without financial assistance.


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