• Renewable Energy - Senior Project Engineer

    Location US-CA-San Jose | US-IL-Northbrook | US-NY-Melville
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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.


    Our laboratory tests industrial grade products that are designed to send energy to the grid, load banks, batteries, electric vehicles, and trucks. The testing conducted here ranges from Unintentional Islanding, to Voltage/Frequency trips, to Temperature Tests. Specialized test equipment is regularly used based on the intended device application. This equipment includes solar simulators, grid simulators, power analyzers, and various loads. The products tested in this lab can range from 30W to 300kW, they include:

    • Inverters
    • Combiner Boxes
    • Solar Chargers
    • PV Modules and Mounting Hardware
    • Batteries
    • Trucks/Electric Vehicles 

    We are seeking an experienced engineer to join our Energy Systems and e-Mobility team to help serve the fastest growing industry within UL. Our customers are designing new technologies for energy storage, electric vehicle charging, industrial trucks and power inverters. For the right candidate, the position may be filled in any of our main offices throughout the United States.

    Under minimal supervision: 

    • Independently determines project scope, develops a preliminary plan of investigation, and determines project specifications such as cost, time, and sample requirements by analyzing client input, available supplemental data, and product construction. Projects may include frequent travel to conduct or witness tests at client sites.
    • 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 complex client issues. Provides technical assistance to clients in reference to product inspection and follow-up services.
    • Establishes appropriate test programs by reviewing files and manufacturer's information, examining samples, and applying UL requirements. Determines areas in which the product is not in compliance with UL requirements or of any changes in project scope or specifications, and notifies client.
    • Coordinates complex laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians and by establishing completion dates. 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 reports. Prepares Follow-Up Service Procedures and information pages.
    • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
    • Resolves complex engineering issues associated with Variation Notices by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the variations.
    • Develops UL requirements for testing 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. Coordinates and/or performs File Reviews. May represent UL on technical committees and/or industry-related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
    • May provide direction as a Primary Designated Engineer or Designated Engineer for specific product categories.
    • Directs and reviews work of assigned staff. Trains office, field, and/or laboratory staff and entry level engineers. Provides technical assistance in several product categories, operations or systems to laboratory and/or field staff.
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    University Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program plus minimum eight years directly related certification work experience within energy storage, electric vehicle charging, industrial trucks and/or power inverters.


    Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline. Working knowledge of conformity standards in use in areas of expertise. Working knowledge of industry issues, needs, and problems.




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