May 11, 2022

Built Environment Project Manager

  • UL LLC
  • Northbrook, IL, USA
Full time General Business

Job Description

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

The Project Manager primarily works in partnership with individual Built Environment Product Managers to help drive the timely and on-budget execution of new, organic growth initiatives. This role entails facilitating the development of project charters, project plans, risk identification and mitigation, holding team members accountable for their deliverables, and working across functions to ensure proper engagement and alignment.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Managing the implementation of new product/service introduction projects of varying scale and scope.
  • Provides overall leadership and support to project team members.
  • Acts as front-line contact on project related activities, issues, and risks. Manages the project risks and issues and escalates accordingly.
  • Interfaces with Leadership and Finance to develop ROI, IRR and other financial measures.
  • Manages stakeholders’ communication and escalates accordingly.
  • Adheres to program and project governance (controls).
  • Plans the overall project and monitors the progress, and performs Daily project management throughout the project’s life cycle.
  • Manages the project’s budget and financial performance.
  • Coordinates the projects and their interdependencies.
  • Manages and utilizes resources.
  • Aligns the deliverables (outputs) to the project’s “outcome” with the aid of the business change manager.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field.
  • PMP certification required.
  • Minimum four years of project management experience.
  • Experience working on project and portfolio management tools.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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

Experience Level

Intermediate (5-10 years), Advanced (10+ years)

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field. PMP certification required.

Required Experience

Minimum four years of project management experience.

Security Clearance Required


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