AGA Jobs

house

About AGA

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

AGA is located between Union Station and the Capitol building. We offer medical and dental coverage, as well as 401(k) matching and non-contributory contributions to the retirement plan. We offer subsidized transit, tuition reimbursement, performance-based merit increases, a discretionary bonus program and employees have access to a no-cost onsite fitness center.

AGA is a three-time winner of The Washington Post's Top Workplace award and World At Work's Seal of Distinction in 2017. We are in search of qualified candidates for the following positions:

Manager, Operations & Engineering Services

The ideal candidate will have experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services technical committee(s), task groups and other Operations and Engineering Services programs.
  • Provide technical support for AGA publications, industry position papers, and industry comments for DOT proposed rulemakings.
  • Provide technical and staff support for AGA's Peer Review program.
  • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries.
  • Organize and conduct industry workshops, seminars, conferences and roundtables by developing agendas, confirming speakers, leading discussions, and possibly giving presentations.
  • Organize webinars on topical issues.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and assist in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations & Engineering Services Group.
  • Work closely with Meeting Services staff to conduct events on issues of interest to member company technical personnel.
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of the Operations and Engineering Section.
  • Provide leadership in how information is organized on AGA's website.

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • General knowledge of natural gas distribution and transmission systems.
  • Awareness of regulations affecting the natural gas industry.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate technical issues, both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to develop, organize and conduct workshops and technical programs from start to finish.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums (conferences, meetings, workshops, etc.)
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Ability to successfully work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals.
  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership.
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables.
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue.
  • Project managerial or organizational skills.
  • Ability to use personal computers for engineering analysis and routine business, including word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Must be available to travel.

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • Experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission.
  • Bachelors degree preferred (or equivalent industry experience).

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation requirements to hr@aga.org with Manager, Operations & Engineering Services in the subject line.

 

Engineering Services Specialist-Security

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the execution of AGA programs and initiatives through data collection, analyses, and information dissemination to AGA's membership.
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Security Program and other initiatives in the Operations and Engineering Section.
  • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries.
  • Provide support for O&E workshops, conferences, roundtables, teleconferences, etc.
  • Serve as staff executive to a technical committee in AGA’s Operations and Engineering Section.
  • Administer the work of O&E technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at industry workshops and meetings.
  • Generate ideas to meet AGA strategic management objectives.
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues.
  • Provide support for AGA initiatives, such as technical publications.   

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions and form those positions into responses to proposed rulemakings and other initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues (in particular, cybersecurity issues), both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to organize and conduct workshops from start to finish
  • Ability to facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
  • Ability to work independently on initiatives that are membership-driven
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
  • Ability to successfully work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to travel for meetings and events.
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables.
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue. 

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years professional work experience
  • Bachelors degree or experience working in the energy industry preferred
  • Understanding of basic cybersecurity-related concepts

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation requirements to hr@aga.org with Engineering Services Specialist-Security in the subject line.

Operations and Engineering Services Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and administer the work of Operations and Engineering Section technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other Operations and Engineering programs.
  • Provide support in the development of the Electronic Statistics and Survey System (formerly BESS) and the system enhancements requested by AGA members.
  • Review data and assist with performance of calculations to determine recipients of Industry Safety Awards
  • Monitor and maintain committee homepages, Emergency Planning Resource Center, Mutual Aid Database and agreements, SOSs, and event web pages.
  • Facilitate and manage the planning and choreography of the AGA Annual National Mock Drill.
  • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries and for AGA initiatives, such as publications. 
  • Coordinate with the Operations Section staff, technical committees, task groups and discussion groups to provide technical support and coordination in the development of AGA positions on issues impacting member companies.
  • Administer Operations Section conference calls, workshops, conferences, and roundtables, including on-site support.
  • Develop and deliver presentations at Operations Section and industry meetings regarding pertinent issues affecting the natural gas industry.
  • Assist with planning, material preparation, logistics and onsite support for the Plastic Pipe Database Committee.
  • Stay informed on industry developments and assist the Director in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations Section.
  • Monitor federal regulation and legislation affecting utility operations.
  • Maintain contact with key staff in appropriate government organizations.
  • Monitor existing work practices and identify areas for potential improvement; where appropriate, implement improvements via new technology or streamlined methods
  • Formulate strategies to accomplish AGA priority management objectives and to generate revenue including conferences, workshops, training seminars, new publications, etc.
  • Partner with O&E staff and the Communications Department to prepare Operations and Engineering Section publications for sale.
  • Proofread draft documents and make editorial corrections
  • Conduct online research on topical issues
  • Participate on interdepartmental teams
  • Track new and departing committee members using the AGA clearance process; advise committee staff executive of changes and develop and transmit orientation materials to new member
  • Process Professional Development Hour (PDH) claim forms and provide confirmation letters to members

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • General working knowledge of natural gas distribution systems
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly, both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to facilitate committee meetings and task groups and integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions
  • Ability to manage projects within established timetables and budgets
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue for the Operations Section
  • Ability to organize and conduct workshops from inception to completion
  • Ability to use personal computers for engineering and data analysis and routine business, including personal information management, word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs
  • Strong people and organizational skills
  • Must be available to travel
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and use time productively on highest priorities
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience with similar responsibilities preferably with a general working knowledge of natural gas distribution systems.
  • Successfully managed projects within time constraints.
  • Experience facilitating groups.
  • Experience in integrating diverse opinions into consensus positions.
  • Successfully organized and conducted industry forums, workshops or similar events.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation requirements to hr@aga.org with Operations and Engineering Services Specialist in the subject line.

Assistant General Counsel

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Representing AGA in stakeholder and agency meetings on regulatory issues;
  • Drafting comments on federal regulatory proposals on pipeline safety, coordinating input from members to reach consensus;
  • Reviewing, analyzing and summarizing regulatory and legislative proposals;
  • Researching legal and policy issues as needed for comments or testimony;
  • Drafting analyses and summaries to keep members informed of regulatory developments;
  • Attending and providing concise summaries of hearings and briefings;
  • Preparing reports, presentations and collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and communications;
  • Reviewing and analyzing contracts for the benefit of AGA and provide legal advice to AGA on entering into such contracts;
  • Reviewing and monitoring AGA business activities, publications, media and committee programs and activities for antitrust implications and other liability issues unique to associations.

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Legal research capability;
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate complex subjects clearly to a range of audiences;
  • Strong relationship building, problem solving and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work harmoniously as part of a team, and to maintain strong and productive relationships with work colleagues, AGA members and others;
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a professional manner to meet deadlines and manage resources.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of practice experience preferably in regulatory policy (private practice, energy industry, association, government or NGO). Litigation experience is a strong plus.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with “Assistant General Counsel” in the subject line.