Project Engineer - Fire Suppression

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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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.


Exciting opportunity with our Fire Suppression team in Northbrook, IL!


As part of this team, you will handle the testing and certification of various fire suppression products such as the following:


  • Sprinklers
  • Valves
  • Pipes and Fittings
  • Fire Main Equipment
  • Extinguishers
  • Firefighting Foam and Equipment
  • Extinguishing Systems


If this is the exciting opportunity you've been looking for, we want to hear from you!


Our engineering teams run investigation programs for product certification, starting with analyzing the project scope and determining the project specifications, continuing with establishing and conducting tests for product investigations, and ending up with preparing reports for clients. We are internationally recognized at working on technical problems of diverse purposes and obtaining solutions. We demonstrate good judgment and adhere to work processes, procedures and global standards because we are not only evaluators but we have a passion for what we do.

  • Independently determines project scope, develops a plan of investigation, and determines project specifications such as cost, time, and sample requirements by analyzing client input, available supplemental data, and product construction.
  • Initiates communication with clients to promote and explain the benefits of new and existing services. Follows up on contacts from clients. Communicates with clients to discuss technical issues, explain UL procedures and requirements, convey project cost, and negotiate completion date and sample requirements. Acts to address client concerns and to resolve client issues.
  • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying UL requirements. Notifies client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance with UL requirements or of any changes in project scope or specifications.
  • Works as a team to conduct testing for clients.  Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling and reviewing work of Laboratory Technicians and support staff and establishing completion dates. Coordinates administrative aspects of project management
  • Communicates project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing complex reports. Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Fire Protection or Mechanical preferred) plus a minimum of four years directly related experience working in fire protection or related discipline
  • Working knowledge of conformity standards, fire suppression systems, NFPA codes and regulations
  • Advanced ability to work well in a team environment  
  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)


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