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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 74 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 71 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 four-time winner of The Washington Post's Top Workplace award and World At Work's Seal of Distinction in 2017.

AGA is currently seeking candidates for the following:  

 

Clean Energy Analyst

The Analyst will be responsible for understanding and analyzing natural gas markets and policies to advance the role of natural gas and natural gas utilities in meeting the needs of a clean and secure energy economy.  Working with the Energy Analysis team, this analyst will coordinate and collaborate across the Association with a goal of evaluating industry-wide initiatives related to the expansion of efficient thermal applications, renewable natural gas, distributed energy, environmental regulation, and other issues relevant to the Association’s advocacy. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The individual will strategically examine key natural gas clean energy policy developments and structure analysis to understand better the implications of implementing such policies. Responsibilities may include developing and coordinating in the following areas:

  • Build the case for natural gas as a foundation fuel and advance meaningful insight relevant to natural gas utility businesses.
  • Prepare analytical and policy briefs, white papers, studies, and analyses focused on local gas utility-specific energy issues including direct use, renewable natural gas, distributed energy, environmental regulation, and other topics relevant to the Association’s advocacy.
  • Work with natural gas utilities to understand how they can adapt and grow while providing energy solutions in a cleaner, lower-carbon energy economy.
  • Develop an understanding of energy markets, gas fundamentals, and the interplay within the small volume, power generation, and industrial natural gas markets.
  • Provide analytical support for AGA policy development on clean energy policies and incentives through cross-functional coordination within the Energy Analysis team and the Association more broadly.

Knowledge & Capability Requirements:

  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities.
  • Demonstrate excellent and persuasive written and oral advocacy skills including public speaking.
  • Ability to interpret complex technical and economic analysis and communicate its meaning to non-technical audiences (including the media) as well as experts.
  • Familiarity with energy policy, legislative, and regulatory processes.
  • Comfortable with independent research.
  • Strong modeling and computer skills.
  • Ability to work, manage, and provide thought leadership effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong leadership, project management, and team building skills.
  • Graduate or professional degree in physics, engineering, economics, finance, business, public policy, or another relevant discipline.
  • At least three years relevant work experience preferred, experience in energy-related analytics, economic modeling, and or energy policy activities.

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.

Engineering Services Manager

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 (O&E) technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review Program, and other initiatives in O&E
  • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries
  • Organize and conduct industry workshops, conferences, roundtables, webinars and teleconferences by developing agendas, confirming speakers, leading discussions, and working through event logistics
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at industry workshops and meetings
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and assist in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations & Engineering Services Group
  • Generate ideas to meet AGA strategic management objectives
  • Identify opportunities to generate revenue including conferences, workshops, training seminars, new publications, etc.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of O&E
  • Provide technical support for AGA publications

 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 conduct and facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership
  • Project managerial or organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables
  • Ability to successfully lead and work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to travel 

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • Experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP. 

 

Engineering Services Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services (O&E) technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review Program, and other initiatives in O&E
  • Assist with the execution of AGA programs and initiatives through data collection, analyses, and information dissemination to AGA’s membership
  • Provide support for O&E workshops, conferences, roundtables, teleconferences, etc.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at industry workshops and meetings
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues
  • Generate ideas to meet AGA strategic management objectives
  • Identify opportunities to generate revenue including conferences, workshops, training seminars, new publications, etc.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of O&E
  • Provide support for AGA initiatives, such as technical publications

 Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • 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 from start to finish
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables
  • Ability to work independently on initiatives that are membership-driven
  • Ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to travel

 Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years professional work experience

Bachelors degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.

 

Director, State Affairs

The Director, State Affairs functions as a key liaison and lobbyist for the AGA state government relations practice area, developing and maintaining positive working relationships and communications with state legislative and regulatory officials, as well as related staff, while providing support to the Vice President, Governmental Affairs & Public Policy in his/her responsibilities with state legislative and regulatory advocacy programs. 

 Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Direct the identification, monitoring, and analysis of state regulation and legislation and relevant state policy.
  • Support the Association’s government relations goals by lobbying, building coalitions and expanding relationships with key decision-makers, policymakers, governors, mayors and public utility commissions.
  • Participate in the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence state legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Support the Vice President’s efforts to inform, coordinate and mobilize member company representatives and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s government relations goals.
  • Advise and inform state level officials and other key stakeholders of policy positions and issues.
  • Coordinate the materials needed to effectively advocate AGA’s state legislative and regulatory policy positions.
  • Assist Vice President with the preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking of the relevant aspects of the Governmental Affairs & Public Policy budget.
  • Direct and, as appropriate, conduct research, develop analysis and coordinate collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and communications.
  • Work with Communications Department to refine messages and produce collateral materials to advance priority policy objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the Association to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies and member service programs.
  • Ensure consistently strong relationships with members and associates of NARUC. 

Knowledge and Capability Requirements: 

  • Minimum five to seven years of legislative, regulatory, lobbying or political experience in a support position
  • Understanding of the legislative process, political fundraising and campaigns and/or public relations
  • Some contacts and relationships with mayors, governors or public utility commissioners
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communications skills
  • Strong administrative, computer and internet skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, manage quickly shifting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Approximately 50% domestic travel required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through APD.