UL Solutions
Our mission is to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place.

Functional Safety Project Engineer - Remote from Chicago Area

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This role is remote based in the Chicago area.
Come and be part of a team that helps ensure our clients design-in safety into their products. We work with our clients by reviewing their SW and HW designs and analysis to ensure that failure modes that lead to harm are addressed appropriately. We validate our clients' products through testing and verification processes to ensure they are meeting the requirements and intents of the applicable standard.

  • Lead the development, or review, or audit/assessment of safety work products for clients seeking compliance to standards in functional safety and related fields, including IEC 61508, IEC/EN 62061, UL 1998, UL 991, IEC 60730-1, ISO 13849 and other similar standards relevant to systems- and software- engineering.
  • Employ established methods and frameworks, relevant to functional safety and related fields, to lead the engineering development or review, or audit/assessment of safety cases for complex software-intensive systems.
  • (Examples of such systems may include self-driving vehicles, industrial automation systems, battery and energy storage systems in both vehicle and stationary applications, and related systems..) Methods and frameworks may include safety analysis such as FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, safety requirements management, safety concepts such as FSC/TSC work products, system and software architectures, HIL and SIL test, system integration test, vehicle integration test, and system/vehicle validation.
  • Contribute to business development efforts by assisting in the definition of Statements of Work (SOWs) and providing budgetary estimates for client proposal development.
  • Lead client programs by interacting regularly with clients in technical program meetings and project reviews.
  • Address client concerns and resolve client issues.
  • Provide technical assistance to clients about functional safety and related technical fields.
  • Projects may include regular travel to client sites and other UL locations.
  • Perform verification reviews or other technical review activities as directed.
  • May represent UL at industry-related functions such as seminars and trade shows.
  • Communicate project status and results to clients through frequent contact and by preparing reports.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment.
  • Coordinates laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians, scheduling and reviewing the work of Laboratory Technicians and 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.
  • Integrate continuous improvement and safety culture in all aspects of the job.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • University Degree in Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science Engineering or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in product development with the application of UL1998, UL991, IEC60730-1, ISO13849, ISO62061, and/or IEC61508.
  • In-depth knowledge of good software architecture and design practices
  • Strong knowledge of hardware architecture and designs, with the ability to read schematics and understand internal and external interfaces
  • Working knowledge of conformity for functional safety standards
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project-handling concepts in use in the area of expertise
  • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the appropriate discipline

What you'll experience working at UL:

  • 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.

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Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our company page www.UL.com
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 Benefits
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 Benefits
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 Benefits
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 Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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