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Senior Program Manager – Lighting Systems Standards

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

The Senior Program Manager - Lighting Systems Standards manages the standards development and other processes for several technologies in the Lighting Systems Division. The incumbent works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute as well as international standards including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the Director of Standards Management and will work in a matrixed organization supporting the Lighting Systems Division. The incumbent 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 related to lighting products and lighting systems for residential, commercial, industrial and outdoor use

  • Survey and monitor the national/international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC
  • Lead member companies' and NEMA government relations and communication staffs to drive implementation of existing and new standards by appropriate stakeholders

II.     Lead four NEMA Section Technical Committees, active ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and cross-division technical working groups

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes
  • Adhere to established domestic and international SDO policies and procedures 
  • Manage the NEMA UL Lighting Forum and NEMA participation in lighting-related UL Standards Technical Panels

III.    Lead Lighting Systems Division international work as assigned

  • Manage IEC TC34 Lamps and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Group.
  • Serve as secretary of lighting-related Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations in the Americas (CANENA) subcommittees
  • Interface with Canadian Standards Association as required

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

V.    Develop and execute annual committee 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
Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus.  Lighting experience a plus
  • Minimum of 7-10 years full-time experience in related field
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • A knowledge of ANSI processes and policies a must/standards development experience required
  • 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, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess an open mind
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience using online collaboration systems such as Share Point to organize and track documents and communicate with member participants

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=12648811 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Senior Program Manager – Grid Systems Standards

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

The Program Manager of Grid Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the utility grid sector. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) such International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the AVP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting both Utility Products and Grid Connected Systems divisions. The incumbent 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 related to industrial and grid connected systems

  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

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

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic and international SDO policies and procedures. Ensure that ISO/IEC Directives and decision of Council and Technical Management Board are followed.
  • Solicit participant input, facilitate consensus, submit and achieve US positions on behalf of TAG and achieve desired results.

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members as well as key participants in non-NEMA standards activities.  When directed, establish excellent communications with US government agencies as well as international regulatory bodies.

IV. Develop and execute annual committee 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.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC standards organizations and/or standards development process desired
  • 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, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • 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=12350421

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

EOE/M/F/V/D. 

Senior Program Manager – Electrical Systems Standards

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

The Program Manager of Electrical Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the industrial and power systems sectors. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) such International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the Assistant VP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting both Industrial Systems and Grid Connected Systems divisions. The incumbent will from time to time assume additional tasks as needed.   

The position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may require up to 30 percent domestic and international travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to industrial and grid connected systems

  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' staff and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

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

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; achieve objectives of assigned plan(s)
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic and international SDO policies and procedures. Ensure that ISO/IEC Directives and decision of Council and Technical Management Board are followed.
  • Solicit participant input, facilitate consensus, submit and achieve US positions on behalf of TAG and achieve desired results.

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

IV.  Develop and execute annual committee budgets – including supplementary funds additions as required; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain at below budgeted thresholds throughout the year.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of basic standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC standards organizations and/or standards development process
  • 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, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • 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=12350241 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Senior Program Manager – Building Systems Standards

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

The Program Manager of Building Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the commercial buildings and High Performance Building systems areas. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass mostly domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)), but may include some international standards.  

The position reports to the AVP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting the Commercial Sector Products division. The incumbent will also support our High Performance Buildings area and 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 domestic and international travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to electrical products and systems in commercial buildings.

  • Surveil and monitor the national standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

II. Lead NEMA Technical Committees as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; achieve objectives for assigned plan(s)
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic SDO policies and procedures.

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members as well as key participants in non-NEMA standards activities.  When directed, establish excellent communications with US government agencies.

IV. Develop and execute annual committee 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.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of basic standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • 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, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • 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=12350311

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Director Standards and Regulatory Strategy

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategies, develops and leads comprehensive standards and regulatory strategies for medical imaging and radiation therapy member companies. This includes, but is not limited to, an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass a thorough categorizing of relevant other Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) work – domestic and international.  The incumbent also develops and leads a technical and regulatory strategy focused on ensuring and/or mitigating existing, proposed and potential legislation and regulations by federal, state and specified overseas countries' authorities.

The position reports to the VP/Executive Director of MITA and must coordinate with MITA and NEMA Government Relations personnel as well as NEMA technical and editorial Standards functions.  From time to time the incumbent may be called upon to temporarily assist/back-stop in other areas of MITA/NEMA. 

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to ten percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop, with internal and member approval, and execute the above cited standards and regulatory strategies
  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment; develop plans and engage where members' interests are affected
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of NEMA standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' and NEMA marketing/communication staff to drive adoption of existing and new MITA-developed or endorsed standards.
  1. Lead the MITA Standards Committee and the MITA Technical and Regulatory Committee (TRC), task forces and other issue teams as assigned.
  • Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
  • Manage company meetings according to NEMA best practices and drive committee performance.
  1. Identify plan and lead industry responses to key regulatory issues by analyzing regulatory actions; building member consensus on proactive/reactive priorities; and crafting and deploying impactful public communication.
  2. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with, and access to, key US regulators   (e.g. Food and Drug Administration; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), international regulatory bodies (e.g. International Medical Device Regulators Forum), and other SDO's whose interests overlap with MITA members'.
  3. As assigned, 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.
  • Assist the Executive Director in conceiving and obtaining additional sources of revenue for MITA/NEMA with a special emphasis on non-member sources.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s), including government service
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with standards processes and ability to craft written submission to rule-makings
  • Regulatory expertise preferred, ideally within imaging and/or radiation therapy or related fields
  • 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, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall MITA/NEMA goals as well as Divisional/personal ones
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • 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=12239851

EOE/M/F/V/D.

Economist

Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Deputy Chief Economist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2014

Job Summary:

Major manufacturing trade association located in Arlington, VA, seeks an economist to contribute to forecasting and quantitative analysis projects for an in-house consulting group serving its corporate members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze U.S. and global economic conditions in key product end-markets.
  • Contribute to the production of the association’s U.S. and global economic and industry outlooks.
  • Manage monthly survey of industry business conditions.
  • Assume responsibility for product specific forecasting projects.
  • Contribute economics and market analysis content for the association’s intelligence portal, magazine, blog, and other channels of distribution.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of economic and electroindustry indicators.
  • Provide economic/market data and information to NEMA members.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative background, preferably with experience in econometric modelling of product demand.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Experience with statistical and office productivity software (e.g.: EViews, Excel, Access)
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in “big data” analysis a plus.

Education and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in economics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in consulting, corporate, or trade association setting.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro station. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11036691 or by fax to (703) 841-3398.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

EOE/M/F/V/D