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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 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.

 

Director, Operations & Engineering Services - Advocacy

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leads AGA's natural gas pipeline safety and operations advocacy efforts, including strategy development, background research, regulatory analysis, development of comments, and preparation of docket filings.
  • Advocates AGA positions before DOT, OSHA, and NAPSR (National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives).
  • Develops materials and provides advocacy support, as needed, in connection with congressional hearings, NTSB hearings and investigations, and GAO and OIG investigations.
  • Identifies, monitors, and disseminates information on federal government actions pertaining to pipeline safety and operations relevant to the natural gas utility industry.
  • Staff Executive to the Operations Safety Regulatory Action Committee and one technical committee.
  • Lead select AGA Peer Reviews in support of AGA's Peer Review Program.
  • Provides operations and safety advocacy updates and written reports to the AGA Operations Section Managing committee, Board Safety Committee, AGA Board, and AGA Technical Committees.
  • Maintains a productive working relationship with key staff members within DOT, NTSB, OSHA, NAPSR, NARUC the regional gas associations and other key stakeholders.
  • Partners with AGA's Office of the General Counsel in order to protect the association from unwarranted legal exposure.
  • Assists AGA's technical committees and task groups seeking to develop and implement regulatory objectives - as an active member or as the lead.
  • Represents AGA, and presents when appropriate, at public meetings, conferences, committee meetings and workshops.
  • Leads workshops, meetings, or teleconferences.
  • Develops and manages budget for specific areas of responsibility.
  • Generates ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of the Operations and Engineering Section.
  • Provides AGA communications department recommendations regarding media responses.
  • Prepares advocacy information for the association's web site.

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Well-grounded knowledge in regulations and standards relevant to the natural gas distribution and intrastate transmission industry, preferably has experience dealing with operations and safety issues.
  • Working knowledge of natural gas distribution and transmission systems.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly, both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate with outside organizations and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals.
  • Ability to multi-task in a team environment, and perform analyses and assessments while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings of individuals with diverse opinions into consensus positions.
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables.
  • Ability to travel approximately once per month; potentially for up to one week at a time

Experience Requirements:

  • Engineering degree, law degree, or equivalent experience in natural gas pipeline design, construction, operations and maintenance.
  • Experience in preparing and submitting responses to proposed regulations to regulatory agencies.
  • Successful completion from start to finish in determining the impact of a proposed rule or legislation, developing a consensus position and bringing forth the position to the regulatory agency through either comments submitted or negotiation.
  • Relevant experience on working successfully with groups or teams in developing consensus on regulatory and/or legislative issues.
  • Experience in preparing and submitting docket filings to regulatory agencies.

Demonstrated successful management of a project within budget and time constraints.

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

 

Director, Operations and Engineering Services – Technical Expert

The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge of gas industry operations and the ability to lead teams of AGA staff and/or member company representatives in developing and implementing technical programs and services. The candidate will have well-established contacts with member company representatives (gas utilities, pipelines, and equipment and services companies) and, preferably, government agencies such as DOT PHMSA, FERC, NAPSR and DOE.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal teams and member company representatives in developing and implementing programs to meet AGA's strategic management objectives. This includes strategy development, background research, technical analysis, and the development of white papers and engineering studies needed to support AGA positions.
  • Provides supervision, training, professional guidance and counsel to members of the Operations & Engineering Services team.
  • Serving as staff executive for at least one Operating Section technical committee.
  • Working through the Operating Section technical and advocacy committees, and other groups within AGA, develop AGA positions on high-priority issues impacting member operations and engineering activities.
  • Support AGA's Peer Review Program, including potentially leading a peer review topic on behalf of AGA.
  • Develop and manage budget(s) for specific areas of responsibility.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and assist the Managing Director in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations & Engineering team.
  • Identify and monitor federal regulation and actions affecting gas utility operations and engineering.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of the Operations and Engineering Section.
  • Maintain contact with key staff in appropriate government, standards-developing organizations, and regional gas associations.
  • Represents AGA, and presents when appropriate, at public meetings, conferences, committee meetings and workshops.
  • Identify opportunities to bring revenue into the Operating Section including webcasts, workshops, training seminars, new publications, appropriate business partnerships, etc.
  • Leads workshops, meetings, or teleconferences.


Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of natural gas distribution and/or natural gas transmission systems.
  • Fundamental knowledge of engineering sciences and the ability to apply engineering sciences to issues associated with pipeline transportation of natural gas.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly, both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals.
  • Ability to multi-task in a team environment, and perform analyses and assessments while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings of individuals with diverse opinions into consensus positions.
  • Ability to organize and conduct a major workshop from start to finish.
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables.
  • Ability to travel approximately once per month, for trips requiring more than one night
  • Ability to develop and perform presentations in public forums
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use personal computers for research and routine business.


Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in natural gas operation and maintenance or pipeline design, construction and engineering.
  • Demonstrated leadership in inter-disciplinary (internal and external) teams.
  • Experience in coalescing diverse opinions into consensus positions.
  • Successfully organized and conducted industry forums, workshops or similar events.
  • Experience in facilitating large groups of industry representatives.
  • Successfully managed a project within budget and time constraints.

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

 

Engineering Services Specialist

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 Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review, 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, 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, at least ten trips annually.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

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