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

Engineering Leader

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RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is a hybrid role and may require some travel. Individual will effectively manages the day to day activities of team, supporting and guiding decisions on projects, project management and opportunities within a highly matrixed organization. Assists Engineering Manager in defining goals and performance objectives and metrics to execute strategy, with a focus on financial goals and metrics (revenue, profit, enterprise value, etc.). Engineering Lead maintains the responsibilities of a Staff Engineer and will occasionally handle projects. Continuous check of resource availability and evaluation of possible alternative solutions by delegating work to appropriate levels for completion. Drives a high performing team by managing the performance, development and engagement of team members. This role is responsible for building relationships with customers and supporting the commercial team by ensuring workload balance and providing technical support needed to satisfy customers and adhere to UL Mission.

  • Implements and executes capacity and capability management under the guidance of the Engineering Manager. Ensures effective workflow by engaging with cross functional leads and customers in order to understand scope of projects and technical needs to assign resources effectively. Responsible for driving process improvements to ensure financial results are achieved. Typically supports local members of a team, but may support remote employees in other locations.
  • Drives a high performing team by managing the performance and development of team members. Operates effectively in the UL matrix to actively support and drive high performance culture changes, transformation efforts and people engagement. Holds team and self accountable for results, assists Engineering Manager in defining goals and performance objectives and metrics to execute strategy. Develops and coaches by providing, training, career counseling, feedback, guidance to drive high performance and morale. Ensures understanding of and compliance with all established policies and requirements.
  • Increases customer loyalty, anticipates customer needs and provides proactive solutions. Gathers, shares and responds to customer feedback. Coaches and mentors employees to do the same. Supports sales by building relationships with customers, requiring a deep understanding of what is in pipeline, obtaining feedback on how UL can do better, what is working well and identifies actions and solutions.
  • Provides direct support to customers and team by providing technical guidance and engineering judgment to complete projects and address all issues arising needing resolution (i.e. customer complaints, unusual requests, technical advice). Ensures quality and adherence to policies and standards requirements.
  • Leads and/or participates in discussions to drive business initiatives through brainstorming discussions. Empowers and holds team accountable to find new opportunities to effectively drive growth & financial goals (revenue, profit, enterprise value, etc.).
  • Delegates Project Handlers to establish the appropriate test programs. Supports and guides project handlers to ensure compliance with requirements, changes in project scope or specifications and customer notifications. Explains UL family of companies


QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree (equivalent to a Bachelors degree) in Business Administration, Management, Engineering or related field plus generally five years directly related experience.
  • Lean Sigma Green Belt or Lean Leadership Training, Gage R& R experience or equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how decisions impact business results, working with a diverse team and planning and thinking strategically.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage employee performance using performance expectations and goals and responding to employee relations issues.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead in a Lean Sigma organization.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make the complex simple and present information in a concise, relevant and powerful manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret analyses, data, process documents and plans.
  • Demonstrates the ability to take calculated risks and plan for contingencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to listen, learn and teach.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the challenges of working in diverse cultural environments.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in local language and basic English.
  • Demonstrates customer collaboration, project management and business acumen skills.


Working at UL Solutions is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal. Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com
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ABOUT US
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
ABOUT THE TEAM
Within our Energy and Industrial Automation (EIA), we provide solutions for safety, security, and performance throughout the energy, power distribution and, automation value chains. We work in a diversity of cutting-edge industries, such as: Power and Automation, Renewable Energy, Field Evaluation Services and Industrial Functional Safety. The impact of our work spreads through many business areas on a global scale yet focused locally through our collaborative team members.

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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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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 Benefits
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
401(K)
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 Benefits
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 Benefits
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 Benefits
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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