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Built Environment Lead Regulatory Engineer (Remote within US)

Company: UL
Location: Palatine
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Job Description:

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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!


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Lead Regulatory Engineer to join our team. This position can be located remotely from anywhere in the United States. 

  • Provide the Built Environment community (AHJs, Engineers, Architects, contractors, etc.), UL clients and UL staff with technical expertise regarding installation issues related to UL programs and certifications
  • Lead model code and other regulatory development activities to help achieve UL business and public safety related objectives.
  • Interact with internal and external parties to advance organization positions, and to identify new regulatory related business opportunities for UL.
  • Plan, conduct and supervise code and regulatory related projects
  • Provide expert advice in all technical areas of the department and assist in the development of Regulatory Services plans and projects as directed.
  • Work with UL staff in other departments to improve the ways in which certification information is presented in order to enhance UL’s reputation as the premier product certifier in the world.
  • Resolve complex code and certification related issues.
  • Represent UL at meetings for outside organizations, and provide presentations on a variety of code and certification related technical topics.

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency required. 
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience related to the interpretation and enforcement of one or more of the Model Building Codes.
  • Detailed knowledge of the National Electrical Code and other Model Building Codes and how they are utilized in North America with emphasis on Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas. Working knowledge of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code a plus.
  • Ability to speak in group/panel situations; must be able to actively advocate and defend UL’s stance on regulatory compliance issues.
  • Ability to innovate successful solutions to resolve problems associated with code, standards and/or certification related issues
  • Detailed knowledge of Built Environment industry issues, needs, and challenges
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Presentation skills
  • Ability to travel (up to 30%) 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 

Keywords: UL, Naperville , Built Environment Lead Regulatory Engineer (Remote within US), Other , Palatine, Illinois

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