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Technical Committee Lead (Electrical Components, Wiring Devices)

Company: Underwriters Laboratories
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

At UL, we know why we come to work.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Committee Lead at UL Standards and Engagement.

The Technical Committee Lead is a multi-faceted position responsible for a portfolio of UL and/or ULC Standards and will lead the Standards Technical Committees (TC). This role will focus on overcurrent protection, power distribution, industrial control, electrical components, hazardous locations, and wiring devices. The Technical Committee Lead will manage the day-to-day standards activities for the assigned standards in accordance with policies and procedures including the review of new proposals, review of standards documents, other related documents, and facilitating meetings. - .

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 Technical Committee Lead, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL Standards and Engagement as you:


  • Manage the day-to-day standards activities related to the standards development process, including the review of new proposals, review of standards documents, facilitating meetings, and other related documents while maintaining effectively balanced consensus bodies.
  • Help build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders relative to assigned industries.
  • Facilitate the development of consensus within the stakeholder body by engaging all interests to identify solutions that have broad support.
  • Guide stakeholders, external chairs as appropriate, and internal standards project managers through the standards development process and provides expertise related to the standards development process and general operating procedures.
  • Mentor project managers in the fulfillment of their responsibilities.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the technical attributes, function, and standards requirements of the products in the assigned standards.
  • Assist with the facilitation and implementation of the goals and strategies related to the assigned standards.
  • Assist in managing the assigned industries to accomplish strategic and operational goals and in researching marketplace issues within area of responsibility to identify current trends and needs of stakeholders.
  • Help drive the harmonization and adoption of safety requirements across component and end-product standards.
  • Drive the standards process to develop and maintain standards that effectively mitigate identified hazards, that fully reflect current technologies and current marketplace issues, and that are developed with consideration of associated codes and regulations.
  • Report to the Program Manager in charge of the assigned portfolio.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

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


    • Uses effective facilitation and mediation skills to drive the consensus standards development process, as well as outcomes that advance the mission of UL Standards & Engagement.
    • Ability to develop working knowledge of the assigned subject areas.
    • Demonstrated ability to actively serve on and contribute to cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to collaborate internally and externally -
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain project timelines, including resource requirements
    • Ability to assist with the development and implementation of strategies and business plans.
    • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills required.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead others.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships, to mediate conflict, to negotiate, and to influence others.
    • Ability to develop expertise in consensus standards development process
    • Ability to lead and guide stakeholders, and enforce documented policies.
    • Ability to perform job responsibilities under minimal supervision. -

      -Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:


      • University degree in applied science, physical science, engineering, or other technology, or other related discipline.
      • Minimum of six years of directly related standards work experience.


        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.
          To learn more, visit https://ulse.org/

Keywords: Underwriters Laboratories, Arlington Heights , Technical Committee Lead (Electrical Components, Wiring Devices), IT / Software / Systems , Evanston, Illinois

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