• HVAC Engineer

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
    Job ID
    2018-9350
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    UL is seeking a HVAC/R Project Engineer to join the HVAC/R engineering team in Northbrook, IL!

     

    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.

     

    Responsibilities

    In local or international projects, our HVAC/Refrigeration engineering team runs investigation programs for product certification, starting with analyzing the project scope and determining the project specifications, continuing with establishing and conducting test programs 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.

     

    In order to verify the conformity of standards for Mechanical and Electrical components found within HVAC/Refrigeration systems, based on the best international standards and UL and CSA standards, you will be responsible for the following activities:

     

    • 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 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 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. Is familiar with applicable standards, company manuals and appropriate technical literature. Examines samples for compliance with UL requirements and notifies client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance or of any changes in project scope or specifications.
    • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling and reviewing work of laboratory technicians and engineering assistants, and establishing completion dates. Coordinates administrative aspects of project management. May serve as Project Handler of record and/or 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 engineering issues associated with Variation Notices by analyzing and reporting on the acceptability of the variations.
    • Assists in the development of UL requirements. Assists in developing special test methods and test equipment. Analyzes test program for adequacy and sequence. May coordinate and/or perform File Reviews, as directed.
    • May represent UL at industry related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
    • Performs other duties as directed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
    • Minimum 4 years directly related experience of working in the HVAC/Refrigeration or related industries with experience in safety testing of HVAC/Refrigeration or related systems
    • Knowledge in one or more of the following is desired: Chimney/Venting Systems, Gas/Oil Burners, Familiarity with US and International Standards
    • Ability to identify and manage priorities as demonstrated by the ability to establish, track, and meet schedules for multiple projects while maintaining project quality
    • Willingness to travel (up to 20%) 

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