Building Envelope Engineering Manager

Location CA-QC-Varennes
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BLST - Glass Building - Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Building Envelope is one key component of our Built environment expertise and we are seeking an individual to manage the delivery of our global Building Envelope Advisory services, including building inspections, condition surveys and forensic investigations.


In this position you will manage a team who supports our customers with Building Envelope Advisory Services related to New and Existing Construction. Our ideal candidate will have 10 years of directly related experience within the Building Envelope/Science industry. Our new Engineering Manger possesses strong leadership skills, experienced in P&L activities, and has a strong background in managing customer expectations.


Develops and executes Operational strategy to drive growth and financial results while ensuring customer satisfaction within a highly matrixed organization. Responsible for P/L activities, budget development, leading & driving initiatives, development of tools, driving process efficiencies to grow business segments. Has a deep knowledge of the strategies and needs of the customer and competition in order to provide the right services, understand what capabilities are needed within the organization to build and to successfully align resources. Responsible for identifying opportunities to grow the business by working with customers to understand the market and identify new ways to generate profitable revenue by supporting new and innovative services and encouraging team to do the same. Partners with our associated Building Envelope Laboratory service team, Sales, Business Development, Marketing and other functions to achieve financial goals, growth, understand areas of development and process improvements.


Develops, executes and implements operational strategy to drive organic/inorganic growth and profitability while ensuring customer satisfaction through a deep understanding of the customer and market intelligence.

  • Responsible for P&L activities and budget development, with the understanding that some industries/segments are still evolving to this model. Manages annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly budget breakdowns ensuring financial targets (revenue, profit, enterprise value, etc.) are met. Responsible for managing costs within assigned budgets. Responsible for reporting and forecasting, workflow overviews and providing input into growth targets for customers. Closely monitors and manages revenue from engineering activities, including unbilled, aging and inactive projects, work on hand analysis to ensure balance of demand and throughput.
  • Identifies and supports initiatives to identify new and/or additional business opportunities. Anticipates customer needs by creating strong partnerships with Sales and Business Development. Provides proactive solutions for new business opportunities to secure revenue, profit margin, market share and customer satisfaction. Builds customer intimacy and establishes strong relationships through customer visits, analyzing business data and market trends. Participate in client seminars, conferences and trade shows.
  • Implements and executes capacity and capability strategies. Reviews project status, project management, ensures operational delivery, and closes any gaps. Successfully translate customer needs into an operational plan to fulfill projects with the right resources (availability, skillset).
  • 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, defines accountabilities and establishes 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.
  • Communicates and exemplifies UL's Vision and Mission. Leads, promotes and embraces change for self and team. Collaborates and builds trust within the organization and with customers to meet or exceed their expectations. Develops strong, flexible cross-functional networks and global relationships to promote becoming the fastest, highest quality and most customer-friendly organization. Coaches and mentors employees to do the same.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University degree (equivalent to a Bachelor degree) in Business Administration, Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field plus generally ten years directly related experience, including at least five years of relevant management/leadership experience.
  • Solid experience as lead or participant in cross-functional or global projects, or worked in multiple functions or regions. Lean Sigma Green Belt or Lean Leadership Training, Gage R&R experience or equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of how decisions impact business results, management concepts such as effectively building a diverse team and planning and thinking strategically.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage employee performance through development of performance expectations and goals, managing employee relations issues, identifying and addressing training needs, planning and executing against required staffing levels and assisting in operational planning.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage employees and other team leads in a technical arena and to lead a Lean Sigma organization.
  • Fluency in English and French.
  • Demonstrates customer collaboration, project management and business acumen skills.

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. 

Learn More:

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.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit


Underwriters Laboratories of Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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