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API Measurement Standards Associate

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall standards program for one or more assigned API Petroleum Measurement standards Subcommittees, and task/work groups.
  • Provide leadership, technical and managerial support to API standards developing committees and oversight groups.
  • Coordinate joint initiatives with other industry and U.S. or international standards developing organizations.
  • Advocate the role of technical standards in support of policy goals and identifying those technical areas where standards development initiatives can support the Institute’s highest priority objectives.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the API and ANSI procedures for standards development and manage the process to ensure compliance.
  • Establish meeting schedules, conduct ballots, develop consensus, process documents in accordance with appropriate procedures while maintaining scheduling obligations.
  • Organize and administer committee activities including agenda planning, preparation of minutes, and the development of draft documents.
  • Serve as contract manager when retaining outside experts for standards development or research initiatives in support of standards.
  • Review proposals for technical merit and completeness, work with API staff to develop contractual language.
  • Actively manage the project including review of work products, and ensure invoices accurately reflect services rendered.
  • Serve as a liaison with other API departments, industry representatives and associations, government agencies and other standards development organizations to advance API’s Mission through its standards and technology objectives.

Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other scientific discipline, standards management or a related technical environment.
  • Oil or natural gas industry experience preferred with experience in one or more of the following fields advantageous: petroleum measurement, oil and gas pipeline operations, tank truck, rail or marine operations, gathering, processing, storing and transportation of oil and natural gas; or coordination of a related technical program.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, facilitation and program management skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues and their broader implications for less technical audiences is essential.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work in an entrepreneurial environment, operate with latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions, and resolve problems without assistance when appropriate.
  • Ability to manage complex issues and the ability to apply this knowledge in a practical manner.
  • Understand key aspects of standards development process and possess a familiarity with the work and organization of other industry-related standards developing groups (such as ANSI, AGA and GPA).
  • Some domestic and international travel required.

Job information

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Washington, DC

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How to apply

Applicants are invited to apply through the API website.
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