Senior Homologation Process Engineer

Location US-MI-Royal Oak
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Automotive.FunctionalSafety – Car – Analyze It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world 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!


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Senior Homologation Process Engineer to join our Automotive team in Detroit, MI!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Be the go-to person within the mobility team for vehicle homologation service offerings development.  Be a part of the team developing cutting edge solutions for homologation support in existing technologies and future technologies.
  • Perform homologation advisory activities for client vehicle programs, related to safety and regulatory compliance affairs.
  • Be an expert in vehicle-related safety compliance with U.S. and export countries’ requirements.
  • Interact with the appropriate government entities such as NHTSA, FMCSA, NTSB, FMCSA, and Transport Canada to support our clients. Interact with regulatory teams in Europe, China and other relevant export countries.
  • Work with other teams to accomplish homologation and safety related tasks focusing on creating scalable, repeatable processes.
  • Participate in regulatory rulemaking process as part of the UL team. Gather input from related engineering and test teams.
  • Work with clients to ensure complete and timely submission of mandatory government certification applications and related reports.
  • Participate in customer facing meetings with a focus on understanding pain-points and developing solutions to help customers meet all safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide input regarding relevant SAE, ISO and other recommended practice to customer design teams.
  • Design processes to help customers comply with all applicable safety and regulatory requirements.  Stay informed of the latest North American regulations including Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards (FMCSS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resource Board (CARB), Transport Canada (CMVSS), and European type approval regulations and processes.
  • Customer Platform Responsibility – Compliance of programs inclusive of “bumper to bumper” and all other vehicle systems with respect to North America, Europe, Australia, and any other targeted export countries.
  • Provide guidance on Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40/49 as well as other global requirements.
  • Provide summaries of current and upcoming vehicle related regulatory legislation as needed to customers.
  • Ensure customer concerns and aspirations are considered in UL’s comments and feedback for government rule making activities. Participating in and influencing working groups involved in the development of regulations and standards as required
  • Help design and deploy cutting edge solutions to help monitor and inform customers of new or upcoming regulatory activities affecting vehicle safety through meetings and presentations. Provide assessment details of the rules and how they impact customer programs.
  • Review Service Literature and Product Manuals for conformance to compliance guidelines for our customers.
  • Research, collect, and analyze technical facts of potential safety and noncompliance issues and inform relevant clients.
  • Define and deploy cutting edge scalable solutions to help customers create and manage regulatory calendars including Regulatory Roadmaps, Homologation Trackers, and other tracking systems to ensure complete homologation information are in place.
  • Review and propose all safety warning label(s) for customers. Review VIN conformity and new model year VINs.
  • Conduct training and technical advisory services in the field of homologation

What makes you a great fit:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10+ years of homologation and regulatory affairs in various vehicle platforms. Higher levels of experience preferred. MBA preferred. 
  • In-depth knowledge of design and validation of automotive systems and of government regulatory processes.
  • Ideally official recognition as an expert / authorized signatory for the European market
  • In-depth knowledge in the field of vehicle regulations such as EU/ECE, FMVSS, etc.
  • Knowledge in the field of type approval for electric vehicles (e.g. ECE-R10, ECE-R100, ECE-R101) and new technologies (e.g. ECE-R155, ECE-R156, ECE-R157) preferable
  • Experience in project management and many years of practical experience with project work in the automotive sector
  • Represent the company and interface with regulatory bodies and industrial peers
  • Strong client and service orientation, with a high degree of initiative and proactive approach
  • Good communication skills (able to discuss with clients about technical requirements)
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 125 years and is deeply engrained 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: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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