Principal Engineer - Energy Storage Systems

Location US-IL-Northbrook | US-WA-Vancouver | US-CA-Fremont | US-NY-Melville | US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Job ID
2022-29353
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Engineering

 

General – Network Red Background – Safer World

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!

 

Within our Energy and Industrial Automation (EIA), we provide solutions for safety, security, and performance throughout the energy, power distribution and, automation value chains. We work in a diversity of cutting-edge industries, such as: Power and Automation, Renewable Energy, Field Evaluation Services and Industrial Functional Safety. The impact of our work spreads through many business areas on a global scale yet focused locally through our collaborative team members.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This position will be responsible for driving consistency, integrity and engineering quality in the establishment and application of UL product safety certification requirements that are applied by staff located at all involved UL offices and affiliates globally.  Performs duties as the Principal Engineer and as a Qualified Certification Reviewer for the assigned Energy Storage standards and has working knowledge of UL safety principles and hazard-based safety engineering (HBSE).

  • Based on input from Regional Lead Reviewers (RLR) and other subject matter sources, drafts, develops to implementation and maintains consistent and technically appropriate certification requirements in NFPA Installation Codes and Standards, ISO Standards, UL and ULC Standards and Outlines of Investigations, as well as Certification Requirement Decisions (CRDs), Practical Application Guidelines (PAGs), Laboratory Procedural Guides, Standardized Appendix Pages (SAPs), Follow-up Inspection Instructions (FUIIs) and other standard specific ancillary documents to provide for consistent interpretation and application of requirements for UL's product certification services.
  • Lead UL’s participation in applicable outside Standards development and maintenance (IEC, NFPA, IEEE, and ISO) to foster consistent and technically appropriate certification requirements.
  • Develops and / or reviews the development of technical content that serves as the basis of training programs for RLRs, Field Services and other UL staff to ensure appropriate and consistent application of requirements.  Schedules staff meetings and/or teleconferences with RLRs for discussions of technical requirements, procedures, form usage, etc.
  • Serves as the technical project handler of qualified New or Innovative products.  In this role, develops or identifies requirements to address new technical developments or product features.  Works in conjunction with and utilizes the resources of the Principal Engineering Managers/Directors, Chief Technical Officer, Research, Legal, Engineering Operations to completely review the New or Innovative product and develop the appropriate requirements for certification. Utilizes external resources such as UL's Electrical Council in determining impact on Codes and Standards. Prepares a letter report of findings for review by the Principal Engineering Manager/Director and distribution to the customer through Commercial Operations.
  • Works with the responsible Commercial Operations staff to determine the need for and scope of an Industry File Review (IFR) as the results of pending standards.  Works with the responsible engineering staff to determine any necessary equipment and skills needed resulting from the changes to the standard.  Also works with engineering to determine the effective date of any needed IFR.  In conjunction with Operations, initiates IFRs for UL certified products, ensuring all affected clients are advised of the new requirements.  Drafts Important Letter and other file review form correspondence.  
  • Represents UL and participates in UL/Industry Technical Meetings and UL Council Meetings in the area of expertise as agreed to by Commercial Operations.  
  • Provides technical support and makes technical presentations. 
  • Assists Commercial Operations in the determination of new business opportunities. Advises Commercial Operations of the technical resources needed to actively participate in new businesses and identifies new service offerings.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or other Engineering degree with Battery/Energy Storage experience required.
  • Directly related work experience
  • Working knowledge of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and related safety and building code requirements
  • Working knowledge of UL basic safety principles and Hazard-base Safety Engineering (HBSE).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering concepts in areas of expertise, including application to complex, new or innovative products.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and draft technical papers on meaning of involved requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to perform as a respected technical resource for peers, management and constituency.
  • Detailed knowledge of UL's operational vocabulary and technical vocabulary common to involved categories.
  • Detailed knowledge of related standards and codes is preferred (especially UL 9540, UL 9540A, UL 1974, UL 2267) as well as detailed knowledge of Conformity Assessment Services, Follow-up Services, Standards programs and associated installation codes or guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of industry issues, needs and problems.
  • Ability to establish, track and manage multiple projects while maintaining quality.
  • Demonstrates UL’s Critical Behaviors for Success.
  • 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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