Policy Advisor, Pipeline
API is seeking a Policy Advisor to assist the Director in developing pipeline business and operational input, guidance, and priorities to ensure API advocacy efforts are aligned with member company business needs. Provide committee, issue, technical and administrative services for the pipeline segment by staffing committees and self-supporting activities in support of the segment and API/AOPL strategic safety initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and communicate pipeline business and operational input, guidance and priorities on legislative, regulatory and related activities, particularly in relation to regulation of natural gas gathering systems and pipeline-related (oil and natural gas) research activities.
Manage assigned committees to address organizational and business activities including, but not limited to, organizing and facilitating meetings, developing and distributing agendas, minutes and meeting materials. Assist committee chair in conducting meetings and actively participate in committee discussions. Identify and develop consensus approaches, provide leadership, and bring issues and projects to resolution. Develop written and web-based communications materials, including comments on significant legislative and regulatory actions. Identify and manage industry participation in research or technical projects beneficial to the pipeline industry. Responsible for all aspects of contract management for assigned and committee-based projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY AND KEY RELATIONSHIPS Under the direction of the Pipeline Director, effectively interact with and provide leadership to committee members and work with other API staff to achieve Pipeline program objectives. Coordinate advocacy efforts and develop consensus with other API departments and other trade associations (e.g., AOPL, AGA, APGA, CEPA, & INGAA) on pipeline issues, activities and projects. Work with federal agency personnel having regulatory oversight for the pipeline industry.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: B.S. or B.A. in engineering or a related scientific/technical discipline with 3-5 or more years of petroleum industry (or related process industry, agency, or trade association) work experience . Knowledge of federal and/or state regulations that impact natural gas gathering systems a prerequisite. Experience with natural gas pipeline operations and/or engineering is strongly desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience in using IT based tools (MS Office, net-meetings, e-conferencing, e-document management) desirable.
API is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job posted: 2019-06-20