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).