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Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Engineer

Company: UL
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: October 6, 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!

 

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.!


 

In 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 pages.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • 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.

  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Four + years directly related work experience is a plus (ALL candidates will be considered).
  • Certification experience is a plus
  • Project Management experience is a plus
  • Power Electronics experience is a plus
  • Experience in working with Inverters and Rapid Shutdown Systems is a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline is a plus
  • Working knowledge of conformity standards is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project-handling concepts is a plus
  • 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, Buffalo Grove , Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Engineer, Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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