The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other Standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.
Program Manager – Industrial Products & Systems oversees the national, regional and international technical programs of several Sections principally within the Industrial Products & Systems Division. NEMA’s industrial products include motors, industrial controls, arc welding equipment, insulating materials and other technologies.
The position reports to the VP of Operations and is located in Rosslyn, Virginia. Up to 40 percent time on travel is possible. This position provides technical and managerial growth opportunities.
Manages several technical programs related to industrial products
Develop technical strategies and project plans to support NEMA’s industrial products and systems
Develop annual budgets and track expenses and labor to ensure that technical work is on schedule
Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents
Work effectively with Members to solicit there input on technical projects and map Standards topology to identify new work opportunities
Write technical reports and articles
Coordinates the development of new technical Standards for industrial products and systems
Manage the technical process related to Standards development, revision, and reaffirmation. Establish/initiate new technical projects
Oversee harmonization efforts of Standards with Canada and Mexico leading to development/publication of electrotechnical Standards and their subsequent maintenance activities
Manage work of US National Committee Technical Advisory Groups (USNC TAGs) to promote adoption of domestic Standards into the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)
Serve as Secretary for various Standards development activities
Adhere to established domestic and regional Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) policies and procedures
Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committees and key participants in the Standards development process
Provide active involvement in the retention of existing Members and the recruitment of prospective new Members
Maintain active communication with existing membership to ensure and encourage maximum participation in NEMA activities
Assist in the research and recruitment of new membership prospects
Experience and Qualifications
BS degree ideally in electrical or Electro-mechanical engineering
Practical experience in manufacturing, maintenance, installation, testing of related
electrical products or comparable military experience a plus
Proven technical acumen in problem-solving
Strong management skills, budget planning and project management expertise
Ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
Ability to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent technical matters and exhibit executive presence in all settings
Familiarization with the Standards development and publication process, the National Electrical Code, and other building codes
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for its members in the electrical and medical imaging industries. NEMA crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.