Project Field Engineer

Location US-CA-Los Angeles | US-San Diego | US-CA-Pasadena | US-CA-Culver City
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Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


Candidate must be located in or willing to relocate to southern California.


The Project Field Engineer utilizes project handling skills and conformity standards knowledge. With minimum supervision, independently manage execution and timely completion of engineering projects. Develop UL requirements, test methods, and test equipment for complex, new or unusual products.


  • Independently determines project scope, develops a preliminary plan of investigation, and determines project specifications by analyzing client input, available data, and product construction.  Projects include frequent travel to conduct on-site product evaluations.
  • Initiates communication with clients and AHJ’s to promote and explain the benefits of new and existing services.  Communicates with clients to discuss technical issues, explain UL procedures and requirements, and negotiate completion date and sample requirements. 
  • Responds to address client concerns and to resolve any complex client issues
  • Provides technical assistance to clients in reference to product evaluations
  • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing Standards and product documentation
  • Determines areas in which the product may not be in compliance with Standard based requirements
  • Coordinates administrative aspects of project management
  • Serves as Project Handler of record and signs as Reviewer of record as assigned
  • Communicates project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing detailed reports
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job
  • Resolves complex engineering issues by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the field based product evaluations
  • Develops test requirements for products beyond the scope of existing standards, or those involving unique features requiring frequent use of independent judgment
  • Develops special test methods and test equipment
  • May represent UL at AHJ meetings and/or industry-related functions such as seminars and trade shows
  • May provide direction as a Primary Designated Engineer for specific product categories
  • Trains field based staff and entry-level engineers
  • Provides technical assistance in several product categories
  • Performs other duties as directed


  • University Degree (Bachelor's degree) in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or Physics from an ABET accredited program plus eight years of related experience
  • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the field evaluation business
  • Working knowledge of conformity standards in use in areas of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project-handling concepts in use in areas of expertise, including application to complex, new, or unusual products
  • Experience with Hazard Based Engineering concepts
  • Working knowledge of industry issues, needs, and problems
  • Experienced with the utilization of Electrical Test Equipment
  • Eight years directly related work experience required
  • Hazardous Locations background a plus
  • Experience as an NEC Plan Review experience a plus
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally, and work remotely. Travel requirements are generally for local travel within a set radius of home location. Travel outside area is expected on occasion for training purposes and additional support of workload in other territories.
  • Candidate must be located in or willing to relocate to southern California

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