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Construction Project Manager

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This role is hybrid and can be based out of Northbrook/Chicago, IL or Raleigh, NC office
Reporting directly to the Construction Program Manager, Real Estate & Facilities, the Construction Project Manager contributes to the coordination of the dynamic evolving global footprint. Oversee globally each project from conception to the completion, interfacing with real estate and construction professionals and UL's businesses and functions. Manage multiple global projects including assisting in the coordination and completion of projects on time, within budget and scope, setting deadlines, and monitoring and summarizing progress of projects. Collaborate directly with internal stakeholders and other departments to ensure all aspects of project are coordinated and recommend the engagement of outside resources, including architectural firms, general contractors, real estate developers, and consultants as needed to fulfill project needs.

  • Lead Enterprise projects related to Renovations, Relocations, Dispositions, Closures & New Builds. Drive the project start-up process for construction-related activities including project plans, budgets, work breakdown structure, resource planning, risk management, RACI, etc. Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress and ensure resource availability and allocation. Manage approval process.
  • Assist in coordinating creation of approved space plans, architectural plans and scopes of work for construction.
  • Responsible to prepare initial construction estimates, bidding out project and selection of contractors, as well as tracking budgets and change orders.
  • Facilitate handover of the project, once launched, to the assigned Project Manager from the sponsoring organization and/or third-party project/construction manager. Will ensure proper project close out procedures are accomplished.
  • Work with real estate transaction managers and internal business unit clients from concept phase of each project to ensure clear understanding of project scope, requirements and vision. Developing the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Manage the design process to ensure that UL standards are met and that accurate and detailed budgets are created.
  • Lead vetting and selection of development team and assist in the negotiation of contracts with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Supervise and manage local job superintendents or owner's representative as applicable to track day-to-day progress on the site.
  • Coordinate internal resources (EHS, IT, Risk Mgmt., Sourcing, etc.) and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of projects.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques and ensuring UL policies and approval authorizations are followed.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed, particularly for the approval of scope and cost increases.
  • Conduct Due Diligence for M&A targets, perform or coordinate site inspections/condition assessments. Lead site consolidation, renovation, and disposition projects. Report out on conclusions to leadership and deal team.
  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, engineering, architecture or a related discipline. Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • 5+ years of experience in designing and building industrial, manufacturing or laboratory space. In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% throughout North America
  • Advanced understanding of risk management policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of project safety best practices and implementation.
  • Extensive experiencing managing budgets for large high cost, high complexity construction projects.
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes and equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
  • Familiarity with construction/ project management software, MS Office Suite.

A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers' product innovation and business growth.
The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers' products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission.
We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains, and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future.
From the adoption of electrification to the enablement of 5G and new mobility, we collectively look toward new frontiers, working for a safer world. Our science is your advantage.
Mission: Working for a safer world

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What are UL Solutions Perks + Benefits

UL Solutions Benefits Overview

All employees at UL Solutions are offered competitive base salaries and are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund every year after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Solutions 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.

Volunteer in local community
We offer employees two volunteer days per year to give back to our local communities!
Partners with nonprofits
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
UL provides employees Short term disability and the opportunity to purchase additional Long-Term coverage.
Dental insurance
UL offers two Dental plans for employees to choose from.
Vision insurance
Employees can enroll is two different vision benefit options
Health insurance
UL employees are eligible to enroll in health benefits starting on day one of employement!
Life insurance
Life insurance is equal to one (1) times an employee's annual salary.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
UL’s goal is to support your life-long retirement security and make a difference in your ability to get to and through retirement. This is why UL matches your pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contributions.
401(K) matching
UL matches up to 5 percent when you defer 7 percent of your pay.
Performance bonus
UL is a Pay for Performance culture - all employees are eligible to participate in our annual bonus program!
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
UL offers Family Leave and Parental Bonding Leave to eligible employees.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Many of our UL locations host an annual Family Picnic for employees and their family members.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
We make it easy for employees to support the causes that are important to them by offering two paid days of volunteer time off each calendar year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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