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

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
In support of both UL Solutions Mission and Corporate Sustainability initiatives, we offer employees 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer virtually and in person.
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with Watts of Love, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities globally. UL Solutions also partners with regional and local organization every day.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Employee awards
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
UL Solutions has 9 Business Resource Groups: PRIDE, Black BRG, ULatino, Disability Alliance, Tribal Voices, WILBBRG, Young Professionals, UL Parents and the Military BRG and are open to all employees.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
UL Solutions Flexible Spending Account helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or to pay day care expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $5,000 annually.
Disability insurance
UL Solutions offers Short-Term Disability coverage and Long-Term Disability insurance.
Dental insurance
Cigna dental plan covers the following at 100% per calendar year: Two exams, including cleanings, one flouride treatment and sealants (per tooth) limited to dependent children; one set of x-rays.
Vision insurance
UL Solutions offers affordable vision insurance through EyeMed
Health insurance
UL Solutions Health Plans pay over 75% of medical coverage and offers a choice of two high deductible health plans and a PPO plan, administered by United Healthcare.
Life insurance
UL Solutions provides life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, each equal to an employee's annual salary at no cost to you. Employees can purchase additional coverage.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Employees can enroll in programs such as Weight Watchers, Fidelity and our internal Healthy Minds programming to support their personal wellness journeys.
Mental health benefits
In addition to our EAP, UL Solutions has an internal site for employees to access support and resources for mental health and wellbeing. The site is updated monthly with events and activities.
Financial & Retirement
All UL Solutions employees can utilize the 401(k)-retirement savings plan to save for future financial needs.
401(K) matching
UL Solutions matches pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contribution dollar for dollar up to 3% of base you contribute and then 50 cents for dollar between 3-7%, for a total of 5% matching contribution.
Performance bonus
All UL Solutions employees are eligible to participate in an annual bonus program that rewards employees for contributing to the company's business success..
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
UL Solutions offers six weeks of paid parental bonding leave to birth and adoptive parents to enable them to spend time with their newborn or newly adopted children.
Family medical leave
UL Solutions offers a paid family leave, which enables eligible employees to request up to four weeks of paid time off to care for and assist an eligible family member.
Adoption Assistance
UL Solutions offers an adoption assistance benefit to eligible employees to help cover costs associated with adopting a child.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
UL Solutions encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time of up to 16 hours each calendar year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
UL Solutions offers up to 9 paid sick days per year.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
UL Solutions offers pre-tax commute benefits to help save money on transportation and paring expenses while commuting to and from work.
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
UL Solutions encourages employees to consider the Tuition Assistance Program for coursework in pursuit of an undergraduate or post graduate degree that is business and/or development related.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks

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