Senior Environmental Project Handler

Lindsey, South Dakota, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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!

Under minimal supervision, manages execution and completion of environmental projects for existing and developing sustainable services. Will assist with analysis of project specifications such as time, audit, and test and sample requirements by analyzing client input, available supplemental data and product construction. Will execute and be responsible for process and program improvements, maintenance, and development.


  • Act as the primary client interface for specific clients in partnership with the account manager and is responsible for the entire project execution. Communicates clearly and frequently with clients to discuss technical issues, explain UL Environment procedures and requirements, and negotiate project plans. Acts to address client concerns and to resolve client issue, in order to effectively minimize the impact on the project's turnaround time.
  • Manages projects from beginning to end by obtaining necessary information from the account manager, client, coordinating project testing with the appropriate laboratories, liaising with Field Services or other auditors, communicating with environmental experts, and ultimately being accountable for meeting and exceeding project milestones and client expectations.
  • Works with the client and internal Environmental Project Handlers and Program Managers to ensure that the same methodology is consistently applied to projects. This includes examining the product, reviewing product and manufacturing documentation, preparing test information for laboratories, evaluating test results, and preparing checklists for on-site audits of manufacturers.
  • Communicates project status and results to clients and account manager through frequent contact and by preparing reports. Constantly strives to exceed customer expectations.
  • Liaises with Account Managers, Commercial Team, Finance and Subject Matter Experts such as the Product Manager, external stakeholders, external and internal certification bodies, and New Product Development/Science Teams where required.
  • Responsible for initiating and executing process and program improvements, maintenance, and development.
  • Develops and maintains project working templates to support program development, implementation, and maintenance. Support and implement new programs into deliverable services to clients.
  • Perform other duties as required.

  • University Degree (Bachelor's degree) in Environmental Science or other technical field plus generally five years of directly related experience
  • Project management and direct client interface experience required.
  • Working experience with technical environmental concepts, such as test methods, chemicals and material data
  • Bilingual Chinese/Mandarin language proficiency preferred but not required
  • Knowledge or experience with three to five of following strongly preferred: Sustainability Standards and Environmental Claims · Recycled Content · Landfill Diversion / Zero Waste to Landfills · Mold Resistance · Biobased Materials · Rapidly Renewable Materials · Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) · Indoor Air Quality - chemical emissions · ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems · Energy Efficiency · Life Cycle Analysis

  • 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.

Working at UL 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.

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