Senior Electrical Safety Engineer

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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FieldEngineering.Lab.Manufacturing – Machinery – 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:

As a Senior Occupational Safety and Health (OHS) Electrical Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for establishing and promoting safe and healthy working conditions for employees regarding electrical safety.  The Senior OHS Electrical Safety Engineer serves as the electrical safety subject matter expert (SME) to develop, manage and continuously improve the Electrical Safety Program.  The incumbent serves as the electrical safety SME who anticipates, recognizes, evaluates and assures control of workplace electrical hazards.  He or she interprets regulations related to electrical safety and ensures operations are compliant with international, federal, state and local regulations. 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Manages the Electrical Safety and Hazardous Energy Control programs, training content, and ensures compliant/ safe electrical operating procedures.
  • Serves as SME on electrical safety topics and issues leveraging industry best practices and standards including the OSHA’s electrical standards, the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70E, and other electrical standards as required.
  • Assist lab and field teams with the implementation of safety controls associated with electrical work hazards including process development for worker protection. Actively participate in UL Solution’s Electrical Safety Authority teams.
  • Reviews LOTO procedures, protection plans and PPE for associated electrical work to ensure employees are well protected from electrical exposure hazards.
  • Work with outside consulting resources to manage the Arc Flash Analysis protocols and complete needed evaluations to help workers ensure they are in compliance with safety requirements
  • Develop and/or conduct electrical safety training as needed to ensure authorized and qualified workers maintain the appropriate level of knowledge for their job assignments.
  • Support company EHS programs as required
  • Conduct audits and reviews of electrical equipment, laboratory safety, field safety, and other locations to ensure compliance with NFPA 70E and other safety standards.
  • Partners with key stakeholders to ensure electrical safety activities represent best-in-class implementation.
  • Communicates subject matter content using clear, concise and consistent verbal and written communication demonstrating excellent program management and implementation skills.  Manages, mentors and helps resolve safety and regulatory issues and communicates related topics to operations, management, safety committees, peers and field organizations.
  • Conduct job hazard assessments, personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessments and assists in managing the PPE program for electrical safety.
  • Act as a focal point for specific electrical safety implementation
  • Lead incident investigations and identify corrective actions
  • Measures the performance of assigned safety programs and the progress of implementation through collaborative oversight using objective, data-driven information to ensure all applicable regulations are being met.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of related experience with at least 2 years performing professional level electrical safety duties with an emphasis in low voltage (<600VAC) including:  conducting worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential electrical hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures and/or investigating incidents
  • Significant experience interpreting and applying current electrical codes and standards such as the NEC and NFPA 70E is required. Experience with NFPA article 350, R&D Laboratories, article 320, Batteries and Battery Rooms and article 360, Capacitors is a plus.
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and electrical theory is essential
  • Ability to build productive relationships with all levels of the organization required
  • 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: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. 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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