Lightning Protection Specialist - Florida

Location US-FL-Tampa
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# of Openings
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Field Operations/Follow-Up Services



Leadership.Global.General – 3D City – 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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:


We are seeking a Field Engineer with Lightning Protection Experience in the Orlando, Lakeland Florida area to assist in executing the timely completion of assigned work orders and other Inspection Center projects by analyzing scope and determining requirements, evaluating complex product and systems to establish requirements and preparing reports.

  • Performs LPS Inspections and evaluations:
    • Independently perform evaluations of installed Lightning Protection Systems, non-safety certification inspections and field evaluations in accordance with the required performance standards and requirements.
    • Uses technical judgment to determine the severity and impact of noncompliance variations with applicable standards and UL Lightning Protection System Program requirements.  
    • May audit customer quality management/assurance programs.
    • Evaluates and facilitates options for corrective action where variations from UL requirements are noted.
  • Promotes consistency in delivery of LPS services through the following:
    • Participates in LPS DFE Team
    • Contributes to technical interpretations and application
    • Develops and delivers training content, whether classroom instructor lead, one-on-one field-based training, or through on-line methods.
    • Delivers training to clients and / or UL Field Engineers in classroom or field environments
    • Performs mentoring and qualification visits with Field Engineering team members that support the LPS program
  • New business Growth:
    • Contributes to the development and deployment of new services for LPS
    • Working with marketing and sales as needed, and potential for participation in tradeshows or technical conferences to help promote the business
  • Technical Acumen
    • Knowledge of Construction Industry
    • Familiarity with building construction techniques, practices
    • Understands various structure types
    • Ability to interpret blueprints and architectural drawings and specifications
  • Test Equipment: Ability to use or oversee use of Inspection, Measuring, and Test Equipment (IMTE) to perform inspections, such as micrometers, voltmeters, ammeters, and other UL supplied equipment.
    • Observes the use of manufacturer's equipment necessary to meet UL requirements.
    • Confirms the proper calibration of manufacturers' measuring equipment and may perform calibration of UL supplied equipment.
  • Knowledge of standards:
    • Knowledge of Lightning Protection and system related standards, including but not limited to the following:
    • UL 96
    • UL96A
    • NFPA 780
    • IEC 62305 (optional)
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of Lightning Protection System stakeholders, including but not limited to the following constituents:
    • Lightning Protection System Installers
    • Electrical Contractors
    • General Contractors
    • Architects, Engineers
    • Building Owners
    • Authorities Having Jurisdiction including local, state, or federal building inspectors
    • UL PDE
    • UL Engineering Teams
    • UL Certification Program Office
    • UL Field Engineering Program team members and
  • Documents examination, variations and test results to appropriate UL forms. Maintains logs for scheduling inspections, time and expenses. Performs various calculations in more than one specific engineering field such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, or fire protection.
  • Participates in proposing and implementing revisions to UL documentation. For example: Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions, Customer Facing Documents (CFDs), Subject Bulletins s the Field Services Manual. Reviews and submits comments on the new Follow-Up Services programs. Coordinates with other UL staff on conducting the field portion of File Reviews.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree (2 or 4 year) or equivalent Technical Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology.
  • Knowledge of third-party certification inspection process.
  • Knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline.
  • Travel between Florida is required - own transportation is needed (mileage reimbursement). Overnight travel is also required.
  • Able to travel internationally if needed
  • U.S. Citizenship required 
  • General Skills:
    • Must NOT be afraid of heights / able to work in outdoor environments at elevations
    • Able to physically climb ladders and reach access points on structures to confirm compliance with requirements and ability to obtain Fall protection certification.
    • Resolves process, management system and engineering issues associated with Non-compliances by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the variations.
    • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
    • May participate in reviewing the work of other staff.
    • May participate in reviewing and interpreting quality assurance program requirements to assist in implementation of alternate quality-based inspection programs.
    • Performs other duties as directed.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage priorities.
  • 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.
  • Ideal candidate will be located in Orlando / Lakeland metro areas.

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 128 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.
  • Diversity & inclusion: UL is committed to celebrating acceptance, equity and inclusion of all people.  We believe our diverse views when combined bring a greater representation of the world and a better representation of our customers.
  • 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 and family-friendly work policies.

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