Senior Manager of Codes and Standards (remote) #2022-2733
National Propane Gas Association
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: #2022-2733
Senior Manager of Codes and Standards (Remote)
From home heating to agriculture, low-carbon propane has an important role in America’s environmentally responsible energy future. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) represents every segment of the propane industry. As the Senior Manager of Codes and Standards, you will report to the Vice President & Chief Technical Officer and play an active role in advancing the safety and use of propane through sound public policy, supporting America’s transition to clean energy.
In this highly respected and visible role, you will interface with all levels of NPGA staff, the NPGA Board of Directors, and the Technology, Standards, and Safety Committee. Within a collaborative and continually evolving environment, you will develop and maintain a deep understanding of standards, codes, and industry developments related to propane storage, transport, and handling, and both advise members on and develop solutions to complex technical issues.
You will also develop partnerships with members, industry colleagues, and other organizations to support the association’s advocacy, collaboration, and technical research/analysis efforts. You will build coalitions aimed at achieving common goals and advise our sister organization, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), on a range of projects including standards related to research and development for end-use, transportation, storage, and handling equipment. You will advise a variety of organizations on nationally recognized codes and standards, including those from the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council, and others. And as you progress in your position, you will participate in research and development advisory groups for vehicle engines and emissions, end-use appliances and equipment, propane storage, and more.
While you will work primarily from your home office, you will travel domestically throughout the year to represent the propane industry in the development of nationally recognized codes and standards, meet partners to build coalitions, attend board meetings, visit state and regional member associations, and represent NPGA at industry events.
From agriculture to transportation, propane is making a big impact on how our country uses clean energy. NPGA gives the propane industry a unified voice, delivering member positions and concerns to decision makers. NPGA’s active advocacy programs at the state, local, and federal levels rely on scientific, economic, and legal analysis to support policy positions. With approximately 2,500 companies in all 50 states, 36 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, our membership includes both large and small businesses engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances; producers and wholesalers of propane equipment; manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment; fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks; propane transporters; and service providers of all types.
Advocate for NPGA policy while developing nationally recognized codes and standards, including but not limited to:
NFPA 58 LP-Gas Code
NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1 National Fuel Gas Code
International Code Council Model Codes
Z21/83, CSA, ASHRAE, ASTM and Underwriters Laboratories codes and standards
Work with PERC advisory groups on technology development and research related to on- and off-road vehicle engines and emissions, end-use appliances and equipment, and propane storage, transportation, and handling equipment.
Work with the Gas Technology Institute, the U.S. Government, and PERC to review and utilize energy and emissions modeling programs for the building and transportation sectors.
Work with related organizations on common interests, including but not limited to the American Gas Association; the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association; the American Public Gas Association; and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
Review and provide draft material in response to proposals relating to vehicle engines, appliance energy efficiencies, and other technical issues related to propane transportation, storage, and handling.
Represent NPGA and engage members in meetings with the Technology, Standards, and Safety Committee.
Support the advocacy of the Legislative, State Affairs, and Regulatory teams by providing technical expertise and input.
Collaborate with the Communications Team to develop informative reports, documents, and other membership materials.
Periodically provide seminars to NPGA members and affiliated state propane gas associations to update them on new editions and changes to codes and standards.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering (chemical, environmental, or mechanical is ideal) or a related scientific field is required. MS or PE is desired but not required.
Experience working in a regulatory, code, or standards development organization, or a related field. Experience producing technical writing, serving on or liaising with advisory committees, and providing technical support for member inquiries is strongly preferred.
Familiarity with environmental, health, and safety compliance, or engineering within the energy industry is preferred.
Ability to travel domestically 8-12 times per year.
Member-focused. You easily relate to members. You understand their business and the issues impacting them. You keep your eye on the horizon of the regulatory landscape and inform and advise members accordingly. You are not only available to answer questions, but you also reach out when you see an opportunity to help facilitate a process. People know you have their best interests in mind, and you are sincere in your communications.
Exceptional communicator. You have excellent oral and written communication skills and can deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible way. You are able to communicate across the organization and with external audiences to build confidence at all levels. You are articulate and thoughtful, and you communicate your points easily.
Detail-oriented. You are meticulously attentive to details, but you can also see the big picture and understand how details relate to the overall mission of the organization. Your impeccable work style sets the standard and you enjoy working on several projects at once. You have command of both the process and the details.
Curious. You enjoy understanding new issues and defining new areas of study to pursue. You are always willing to take on new challenges. You are able to develop substantial subject matter knowledge on complex issues in a short period of time.
Proactive. You don’t wait for things to happen – you initiate action. You think ahead, anticipate challenges, and take things from start to finish.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
This is a high-profile role that will position you to become an industry expert. The complexity of the challenges facing the industry will ensure that you are captivated and engaged in your work every day.
Your work will make a significant impact on our nation’s clean energy future.
You will like who you work with. Your colleagues are highly respected industry experts, and our members are fantastic. Many of our members are family-owned, family-friendly companies that are welcoming and appreciative of our work. Our team is experienced and will support you as you come up to speed.
NPGA is a family-friendly organization that supports your personal and career goals and respects your life outside of work.
We offer a generous benefits package that includes minimal cost medical and dental insurance, transportation benefits, three weeks PTO your first year plus 14 federal holidays, 401(k) contributions based on years of service (3% your first year), and more.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Lilly Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org with “NPGA – Sr Mgr Codes and Standards #2022-2733 ASAE” as the subject of the email.
Please note: The budgeted salary for this position is $75K - $95K.
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