Engineer Project Associate

Location US-IL-Northbrook | US-NY-Melville | US-NC-Research Triangle Park
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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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Operations and Engineering Project Associate position at UL is meant to accelerate the development of entry-level talent and produce future leaders capable of meeting the challenges in the broader functions of Business Operations, Engineering & Technology.


Engineer Project Associates would join the Operational Leadership Development Program of UL. This program is designed to accelerate the development of entry-level talent and produces leaders capable of meeting the challenges broader functions of Business Operations, Engineering & Technology. This is a 2 year program consisting of 3 rotations that allow members to build leadership and functional skills through challenging rotational assignments and world-class training.


Job Description


Engineer Project Associate who would join as member of Operational Leadership Development Program will do 3 eight-month rotations in different areas of Business Transformation, developing leadership and functional skills through challenging assignments and world-class training.


Typical rotations include one or more of the following: 

  • Process Improvement /Design /Automation & LEAN principles
  • Digitalization including IT Processes and Systems
  • Business Enablement functions including Business Intelligence, Program Management

Job Responsibilities


During these rotations, members would work on the following job responsibilities,

  • Work on projects that will improve efficiency, improve service levels and lower the cost of operations, in the identified functional areas
  • Assist in implement automations on the processes that would result in greater efficiency
  • Lead the customer satisfaction opportunity process in collaboration with the customer advocacy team; facilitate problem solving
  • Extract data from financial and IT systems and perform financial analysis and provide insights for operational and business improvements
  • Support in developing business cases for investment projects, or to assess the impact of changes to a business processes.
  • Perform other duties as require

Program members will have the opportunity to learn the overall business and the industry /customers we serve. The rotational program is designed to provide a well rounded leadership to take on new challenges across Business Transformation and UL Testing, Inspection and Certification operations. 


The selected candidates will also undergo rigorous training programs to further develop the technical, operational and leadership skills and expected to complete and get certified in the first 2 years, with the successful candidates moving into the permanent roles across UL.

What makes you a great fit:

  • BS/MS degree in electrical, mechanical or industrial engineering are preferred. Computer Engineering or Business Statistics and Economics or Data Science are also a plus
  • Graduating in Spring/ Summer 2022
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall in major
  • Prior internship or co-op experience in engineering or operations
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Recommended to work out of Chicago office, with opportunity for relocation in the future

Desired Characteristics:

  • Self-motivated with passion for excellence
  • Able to coordinate many tasks concurrently
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to motivate others.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL 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 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:

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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