Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Engineer
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: October 6, 2021
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?
UL's Integrated Energy Systems segment
continues to grow, even throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, and
we're seeking a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Engineer to join
our Energy & Industrial Automation Team in Northbrook, IL.!
this position, you will work directly with internal and external
customers, ensuring products such as Inverters, Electric Vehicle
Chargers, Battery Storage Systems, Battery Chargers, and
Uninterruptible Power Supplies, 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, detail oriented, able to drive projects and
procedures, have a strong ability to multi-task, and are looking
for an opportunity to truly stand out and make an impact, we have
the opportunity for you!
- 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 or IEC requirements. Examines
samples for compliance with 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 support staff, and establishing
completion dates. Coordinates administrative aspects of project
management. Serves as Project Handler of record and may sign 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
- Integrates continuous
improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the
- 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
- Performs other duties as
- University Degree
in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited
years directly related work experience is a plus (ALL candidates
will be considered).
experience is a plus
experience is a plus
Electronics experience is a plus
working with Inverters and Rapid Shutdown Systems is a
of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline is
of conformity standards is a plus
ability to apply project-handling concepts is a plus
Ability to travel
up to 25% (Post-Pandemic)
has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related
travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19
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.
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.
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
& 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
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.
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.
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