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

Staff Engineer - MV/HV Cable Systems

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This role is fully remote from the United States with 50%-70% domestic travel.
We are looking for a Staff Engineer with a focus on Medium Voltage and High Voltage (MV/HV) cable system business/technical development, focusing on qualification / laboratory tests, field commissioning tests, and diagnosis of MV/HV cable systems. The staff engineer will manage in-house and field testing projects globally, to support the team's business development and growth.

  • Enhance and advance a zero-incident safety culture and behavior.
  • Manage project schedules to ensure all the projects are properly processed including quotation, execution, reporting and invoicing.
  • Evaluate and develop technical solutions and pricing per the customer's request for proposal (RFP).
  • Manage subcontractor interactions - quoting, materials, equipment, personnel, etc. to meet job and project requirements.
  • As required, visit subcontractor labs for auditing and product inspection.
  • As required, perform product testing and measurements at UL's laboratories.
  • As part of project execution, perform inventories of test equipment and consumables, review personnel availability, etc. to meet project requirements.
  • As required, perform product testing and measurements at customer's site.
  • Perform data analysis on diagnostic testing performed by the UL field crews or obtained from the clients.
  • Prepare technical reports and present their results with recommended actions on the tested electrical assets to customers.
  • Perform data analysis on data obtained from product testing. Prepare technical reports and present their results to customers.
  • Maintain daily work records with accuracy and integrity.
  • Train and guide the other engineers to build competency (safety and technical) in MV/HV cable field testing programs. in MV/HV cable qualification, lab and field-testing programs.
  • Provide technical input and recommendations to management regarding HV/MV business development opportunities, program expansion and potential capital expenditures.
  • Develop close working relationships with customers while increasing customer satisfaction.
  • As required, attend Industry conferences to represent UL and interact with Utilities, Specifiers and HV/MV Cable / Equipment suppliers to Utilities.
  • Performs other duties as directed.
  • Willing to travel over 50% to customer's facilities and job site, including global travel.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a technical related discipline is required.
  • Experiences in related industrial and international standards in MV/HV cable systems, including but not limited to ICEA/AEIC, IEEE, IEC, and CIGRE standards.
  • 10+ years of directly related experiences in working in areas such as Power Utilities, asset management for MV/HV equipment, field-testing technologies for MV/HV apparatus, MV/HV or high-power laboratories, MV/HV cable manufacturers, installers, or operators, or relevant fields.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical asset design, dielectric aging and diagnostics, particularly on MV/HV power cable systems including Partial Discharge Measurements.
  • Knowledge in high voltage testing technologies on electrical assets including high voltage withstand test, impulse test, load cycle test, dielectric loss test, partial discharge measurement, etc.
  • Familiarity with electrical power transmission and distribution field operations.
  • Familiarity with high voltage safety requirements and regulations on job sites and in lab. Commitment to safe operations and zero incident workplace.
  • Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all internal and external customers and make formal presentations to people at all levels, both within and outside the company.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software in the MS Office suite.
  • Able to handle multiple assignments concurrently without direct supervision.
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable DMV record with a willingness to accept extended travel assignments.

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.

The salary range for this position is $100-120K and is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position.
All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation. The target for this position is 20% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level.
We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours).
Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.
Learn More:
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
UL Solutions is the most trusted partner in the wire and cable industry and a thought leader in the ecosystems that rely on cable and connectivity. We are passionate about constantly revising our approaches to stop unsafe wire and cable products from reaching the marketplace. We stand out because we offer a high-quality client experience and sound technical knowledge. Your work in certifying and testing wire and cable products will have an unparalleled level of recognition and acceptance by our global customers.

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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 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
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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