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Company Description

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. AGA is an advocate for natural gas utility companies and their customers and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international natural gas companies and industry associates. 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 2016.

Job Description

American Gas Association (AGA) is in search of a Manager, Operations and Engineering Services.  The ideal candidate will have experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission. 

Reporting to the Director, Operations and Engineering Services, the manager will administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services technical committee(s), task groups and other O&E Services programs; provide technical support for AGA publications, industry position papers, and industry comments for DOT proposed rulemakings.  The manager will also provide technical and staff support for AGA’s Peer Review program.

The manager will be responsible for organizing and conducting industry workshops, seminars, conferences and roundtables by developing agendas, confirming speakers, leading discussions, and possibly giving presentations.

Further responsibilities include organizing webinars on topical issues; staying abreast of industry developments and assisting in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations & Engineering Services Group; generate ideas to improve productivity and efficiency of the Operations and Engineering Section and provide leadership in how information is organized on AGA’s website.

Qualifications

Requirements include 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.

The candidate must have the ability to develop, organize and conduct workshops and technical programs from start to finish; develop and deliver presentations in public forums (conferences, meetings, workshops, etc.); have excellent facilitation skills; ability to successfully work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals; integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership; manage projects within established budgets and timetables and recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue.

Managerial or organizational skills are required, as is the ability to use personal computers for engineering analysis and routine business, including word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs.  The ability to travel is required. 

Experience and education requirements include experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (or equivalent industry experience). 

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation requirements to [email protected] with Manager, Operations & Engineering Services in the subject line.

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