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Senior Program Manager-Connected Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns including government relations; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Senior Program Manager directs the standards development process for several technologies in assigned Division(s). The Senior Program Manager leads Member companies in conducting an in​dustry-wide assessmen​t of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international SDOs such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to Senior Director – Standards Management. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization focused principally on the Connected Systems Division. The incumbent will provide broad oversight of other Program Managers within the Division and will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.   

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent time on travel including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards and other technical work related to connected systems

  • Surveil/monitor national and international standards environment and trends
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards while systematically looking for standard gaps to fill
  • Lead development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards that enhance use of Member products
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO

II. Lead NEMA Technical Committees, Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) and other technical work as assigned

  • Lead in the areas of connected systems (e.g., distributed generation, microgrids, energy storage, and Internet of Things applications)
  • Understand and exploit via new technical work relationships between devices and different types of networks (IT, Communications, etc.)  
  • Develop annual/situational technical work plans and achieve all assigned goals
  • Plan and manage meetings, prepare minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA Member companies, technical committee participants and key participants in non-NEMA standards activities

  • Provide measurable customer service to retain existing members
  • Identify and proactively recruit new Members that strategically and/or technically strengthen NEMA

IV.  Develop and execute annual plans and budgets – including with possible supplementary funds

  • Oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities
  • Remain at or under budgeted thresholds throughout year

Experience and Qualifications

  • ​Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required
  • Advanced degree with network (IT, Communications) emphasis strong pluses
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC/IETF standards development processes and policies
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Proven skill to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent with executive presence, especially "translate" technical matters for non-technical individuals
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA and Divisional goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges and evince a positive attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15212621. Veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.


Industry Director-Commercial Products Division

​​The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other product standards for the electro and medical imaging industries; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

Industry Director–Commercial Products Division will provide leadership to expand NEMA

capabilities and services in this evolving sector.  The incumbent manages existing and future Sections in areas such as ground fault protection, low voltage surge protection, wiring devices, enclosures and other building electrical products.  The incumbent will assess the current state of building electrical products, evaluate potential future developments and create Section and cross-cutting action plans.

The position reports to the Senior Director – Section Management and will work in a matrixed organization providing direction to efforts that encompasses both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute) and international standards including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  In addition, the incumbent will coordinate work in government relations, communications and business information services.  The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.

The position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent time on travel including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I. Serve as the subject matter expert on building electrical products and provide vertical and horizontal leadership.  Create strategy for electrical products used in building and direct participation in this broad area across industry and governments.  Oversee any assigned personnel.

II. Be accountable for and manage several NEMA Sections as well as related special interest areas

  • Grow and mature assigned Sections by enhancing current and creating new offerings
  • Accomplish Sections assigned objectives in an effective, timely and cost-efficient manner
  • Provide excellent customer service to retain existing members while proactively cultivating new NEMA members
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members; key participants in non-NEMA activities; US government agencies; and international regulatory bodies.

IV. Develop and execute annual budgets – including possible supplementary funds additions; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain on or under budgeted thresholds throughout the year. 

V.  Represent NEMA and assigned industry sector(s) by writing papers and reports, presenting materials at national and international meetings/conferences and serving on various committees to further NEMA objectives.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical area required; advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum of seven to ten years full-time experience in related field
  • Knowledge of technical standards development process strongly desired
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Excellent program management abilities including strong planning, time management, and budgeting skills
  • Proven communication ability to clearly and persuasively write, speak, and represent while demonstrating executive presence
  • Ability to quickly, fairly and diplomatically resolve conflicts
  • Must be customer focused and eager to take on new challenges
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience using online collaboration systems such as Share Point to organize and track documents and communicate with member participants a plus

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15095481. EOE/M/F/V/D.​​


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