Salary: $90,000 - $95,000, contingent on experience, with opportunities for merit-based increases.
Additional Salary Information: Our staff benefits package offers medical and prescription (PPO), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life, LTD, and a generous 401K pension plan. In addition, we offer generous paid vacation, sick and holiday time.
4 Year Degree
JOB OPENING: STANDARDS PROJECT MANAGER
The Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA), founded in 1913, is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards for the industrial, medical, and food gas industry. Compressed gases are the invisible ingredient in millions of products used in everyday life - from carbonated drinks to life-saving medical treatments, and the clean energy transition. CGA represents more than 150 member companies from all facets of the industry and is recognized as a leading technical authority in North America and around the world.
The Standards Project Manager is responsible for managing CGA's consensus-based committees, which are populated by industry subject matter experts, as they develop safety standards and related educational content for our industry. This position works closely with subject matter experts, industry leaders, external stakeholders, and CGA staff to continuously improve the safety of our industry. Our Standards Administrators enjoy a high degree of autonomy, a flexible work environment, and opportunities to work in many different areas of our industry.
This position is based in our McLean, VA headquarters. CGA currently offers a hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days remote work).
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead CGA’s consensus-based standards development work process and ensure adherence to relevant policies and procedures. Provide guidance on the CGA work process, take action on projects that are not following the process or timeline requirements, and make recommendations on exception issues or topics that are not directly addressed by the guidelines and procedures.
Provide administrative support for assigned CGA committees and their related subgroups. Prepare committee meeting agendas, communicate meeting details and other information to members, work with committee leaders to prepare for meetings and adhere to CGA policies, and record minutes and document revisions live on-screen. Some travel is required for off-site meetings.
Provide support for the development or revision of standards and guidelines, positions, and other documents. Advise committees on appropriate use of grammar, document flow, and adherence to CGA writing style. Perform editorial review of CGA publications.
Provide support for CGA’s international standards activities (i.e., ISO). Serve as the Administrator, Committee Manager, and/or Secretariat for ISO Technical and Subcommittees (TCs and SCs) and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). Ensure adherence to ISO/IEC Directives and ANSI/ISO procedures.
Provide support for CGA’s national standards activities (i.e., ANSI and SCC). Serve as the Administrator for national standards consensus bodies as required. Ensure adherence to ANSI and SCC essential requirements and procedures. Provide support for audits as required.
Work with committee members to develop educational programs and materials. Solicit presentations for CGA seminars and webinars. Ensure that all presentation materials are submitted on time, reviewed, and prepared for inclusion in the participant binder. Provide direct support for events managed.
Maintain relational databases and information systems.
Support additional projects as required to support CGA’s strategic plan and operational objectives, working to ensure that all deadlines and output expectations are achieved.
Contribute to the overall health and success of the organization in terms of teamwork, communication, recommendations for process improvements, proactive management, and support of CGA’s defined operational objectives.
Education & Experience Requirements
Experience with the development of consensus-based industry standards and guidelines is required. Experience with the development of consensus-based national standards (e.g., ANSI and/or SCC) and/or international standards (e.g., ISO) is a plus.
Demonstrated committee and project management experience, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment..
Excellent technical writer and editor with the ability to adhere to writing guidelines.
Strong administrative and word processing skills (typing 40+ wpm), with solid knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and data entry into relational databases.
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA), founded in 1913, is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial, medical, and food gases industry. CGA represents over 120 member companies in all facets of the industry – manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products and services. Through a committee system, CGA develops technical specifications, safety standards, and training and educational materials, and works with government agencies to formulate responsible regulations and standards and to promote compliance with these regulations and standards.