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Standards Project Lead, Autonomy and Robotics

Company: UL
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At UL, we know why we come to work.
We have an exciting opportunity for aStandards Project Lead in Autonomy and Roboticsat UL Standards and Engagement .
The Standards Project Lead, Autonomy and Robotics will lead standards development working with subject matter experts, Technical Panels and Technical Committees to develop requirements and lead standards development activities to accomplish strategic and operational goals of UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The Senior Standards Specialist will leverage expertise, experience, and stakeholder networks to anticipate issues, recognize patterns, and introduce solutions.
UL Standards and Engagement:
At UL Standards and Engagement , we 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. Underwriters Laboratories 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.
What you'll learn & achieve:
As the Standards Project Lead in Autonomy and Robotics , you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL Standards and Engagement as you:



  • Lead standards development activities utilizing expertise and knowledge of accreditation and internal business requirements to maximize efficiencies and improve the stakeholder experience.


  • Manage implementation of small to medium sized projects.


  • Provide leadership and support to project team members.


  • Primary point of contact on project related activities, issues, etc. Manages project risks and escalates accordingly.


  • Plans overall project and monitors progress throughout project lifecycle. Coordinates project and interdependencies.


  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with stakeholders.


  • Contribute to the program management associated with assigned standards, providing input and recommendations to Program Managers related to their portfolio of standards.


  • Perform other duties as directed.


    What makes you a great fit:
    The ideal candidate will bring several qualities to the team, including:


    • Solid technical knowledge and experience of science, engineering and autonomy or robots industry.


    • Strong project management, organizational and problem-solving skills.


    • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.


    • Strong facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills.
      Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:


    • A University degree in Science, Engineering or related discipline.


    • Minimum 6 years of directly related experience.


    • Project Management Certificate, preferred.


    • Familiarity with US and Canadian Standards and Codes, various national, regional and international standardization bodies, a plus.


    • Knowledge of the conformity assessment industry.


      UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
      What you'll experience working at UL:


      • Mission : For UL Standards and Engagement , 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 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.


      • People : Ask any UL Standards and Engagement 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 Standards and Engagement. 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 : All employees at UL Standards and Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Standards and Engagement offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Standards and Engagement contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.


        Learn More:
        About UL Standards and Engagement:
        UL Standards and Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
        Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Inc., advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Inc., which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.
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        UL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female/Minority/disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please review theEEO is the Law (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=559713&hashed=-1591073663) andEEO is the Law Supplement (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=559715&hashed=2080612031) .
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        Right to Work Poster (English)
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        California Applicant Collection and Privacy Policy
        UL is committed to hiring and retaining a qualified diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
        LocationIL-Evanston - CA-Ottawa - NC-Raleigh
        Job ID 2023-32075
        of Openings 1
        Job Category Engineering

Keywords: UL, Evanston , Standards Project Lead, Autonomy and Robotics, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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