Technical Director of Operations

Gorgeous modern offices located close to metro in Arlington, VA

Have a seat at the table and work with an incredible CEO, senior management, and staff.

Up to $150,000

This wonderful large organization that serves the manufacturing industry seeks a Technical Director of Operations who will develop performance and other Standards/technical documents in electrical and medical imaging industries; craft advocacy campaigns; and provide analysis to assist Member companies with business decisions.

You will manage the firm’s codes and Standards development, evaluation and approval processes. You will manage the firm’s Field Representative Program and represent the firm with assigned outside organizations

This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and will work in a matrixed organization as the Technical Policy leader.  You will from time to time assume additional tasks as needed. You may have up to 20% domestic and international travel.

You will lead and manage Codes and Standards activity across the firm; Manage development and approval for all firm Standards and positions within relevant code-making processes of other organizations; Accountable for implementing all process-improvements (digitization) within the firm’s codes and Standards work; Act as Staff Representative for the Codes and Standards Committee and ensure compliance with relevant governing documents and Senior Management direction; Directly supervise assigned or detailed staff; Prepare and implement relevant annual budget activities as directed; Manage the firm’s Field Representative Program; Oversee Field Representatives’ technical performance, professional development and budgets in coordination with the Manager of State & International Government Relations; Proactively ensure collaboration among Field Representatives and other staff such as for code adoption and disaster response; Manage the firm-wide activities with ANSI; Prepare for and personally lead ANSI audit of the firm’s Standards development process; Manage training of the firm’s staff in relevant ANSI procedures and assure consistent quality across all ANSI interactions; Manage firm-wide activities with assigned code–making bodies such as UL, NFPA, and ICC; Remain aware of and conversant in code-making bodies’ schedules and agenda of particular interest to the members and Divisions/Sections; Assure pro-active coverage of relevant code-making panels so as to assure positions are properly vetted by management and the Codes & Standards Committee.

You must have an undergraduate degree required and an advanced technical degree strongly preferred; Minimum of 7-10 years full-time experience in related field(s); Knowledge of Standards development and approval processes (e.g., ANSI and IEC) and policies, achievement of SES “CStd” Certification highly valued; Familiarity with domestic code–making and Standards organizations (e.g., UL, NFPA, ICC); Ability to demonstrate successful process improvements/achievements using digital technologies in the workplace (e.g., digitalization of manual processes); Strong information technology skills and experience related to connected processes and systems; Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and ability to manage multiple projects against demanding timelines; Ability to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent – especially on technical matters. 


Up to $150,000 and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro, Medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k), 3 weeks of paid time off to start, 35 hour work week, Flexible medical spending accounts (pre-tax), Group life insurance, Accidental death and dismemberment, Long-term disability coverage, Short-term disability coverage  FREE gym, and an employee referral bonus and so much more.


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