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Electrical Vehicle Charger/Distributed Energy (Inverter) Senior Project Engineer

Company: UL
Location: Palatine
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

General – Green Earth – Safer World


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!

 

Our Energy Systems and E-Mobility segment of UL continues to grow and we're seeking an Electric Vehicle Charger Engineer to join our Energy & Industrial Automation team in Northbrook, IL.!


In this position you will work directly with internal and external customers, ensuring products such as Electric Vehicle Chargers, Battery Storage Systems, Battery Chargers, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Inverters and potentially even commercial Drones are meeting safety requirements. Our new team member must possess excellent project management skills along with strong communication skills, with the ability to clarify complex requirements for a wide range of customers. If you are organized, detailed oriented, able to drive projects and procedures, have a strong ability to multi-task, and are looking for an opportunity to truly stand out to make an impact, we have the opportunity for you!

 

  • 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 some 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 or IEC requirements. Notifies client of any areas in which the product is not in compliance with applicable safety requirements or of any changes in project scope or specifications
  • Proposes development of new and/or revised UL requirements. Develops special test methods and test equipment. Coordinates and/or performs File Reviews. May represent UL at industry related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program with 5-8 years of directly related experience. 
  • Certification and/or Project Management experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline.
  • Working knowledge of conformity standards in use in area of expertise. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project-handling concepts in use in area of expertise.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (Post-Pandemic)
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • 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. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing. 

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.

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com 

Keywords: UL, Naperville , Electrical Vehicle Charger/Distributed Energy (Inverter) Senior Project Engineer, Other , Palatine, Illinois

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