The MEA Compliance Director is responsible for providing guidance regarding the use of MEA products and services in the area of gas and electric energy distribution. This position will interface with the industry and be MEA’s liaison to many industry organizations. A primary focus is regulatory compliance as relates to the OQ rule—understanding and helping members comply with operator qualification regulatory requirements.
1. Compliance Subject-matter Expert (SME)
a. Understand the requirements of regulations related to Operator Qualification (OQ) and OSHA/Safety.
b. Serve as compliance analyst and make recommendations to help companies maintain compliance.
c. Provide direction and support to MEA members as relates to OQ and Safety.
d. Provide guidance and assistance for online training and knowledge test development in the area of OQ.
e. Ensure all performance evaluation forms provide correct guidance and evaluation steps.
f. Work with operators to match operator OQ task lists with MEA content.
g. Work with MEA product support to maintain updated operator task lists in EnergyU.
h. Review/revise/implement MEA’s OQ program, including training, approving, and auditing of evaluators.
i. Work with appropriate teams to ensure development and incorporation of new requirements in response to new tasks (192, 195, ASME B31Q, OSHA/Safety libraries).
j. Suggest content modifications as may be required by changes to industry standards or regulations.
k. Analyze EnergyU usage and data to evaluate client use of compliance system and components.
2. MEA Evaluator Program
a. Train-the-Evaluator (TTE) program management, administration, and budget.
b. TTE instructor for onsite, offsite, and virtual classes.
c. Maintain facilitator presentation; update and distribute workbooks.
d. Handle logistics of all TTE classes (includes ordering class materials).
e. Review class evaluations and incorporate feedback for class improvements.
f. Implement, manage, and review the tracking process for evaluator applications and issuing of evaluator ID’s.
g. Conduct field audits of approved evaluators.
h. Review program annually.
i. Manage the contract OQ SMEs and TTE facilitators.
(i) Ensure bench strength of talent pool.
(ii) Schedule travel and payment, and provide performance feedback.
j. Maintain third party evaluator contact information and listings.
k. Assist with development of field leader training materials as required.
3. Strategic Planning
a. Consult with energy industry members in regard to OQ practices, OQ program reviews, recordkeeping practices and requirements, training practices and requirements, etc.
b. Evaluate industry needs and suggest MEA response to develop new training content, and update products; write business cases as appropriate.
c. Work with MEA product support to prioritize product feature requests.
d. Develop and promote a menu of OQ consulting services.
4. Technical Training Committee Staff Liaison
a. Conduct monthly calls and in-person meeting(s)
b. Recruit and develop committee members to maintain active and engaged membership group.
c. Support planning and execution of Gas Ops OQ/Compliance track and any other committee offerings.
5. Represent MEA at Industry Committees and Events
a. ASME B31Q
b. API 1161
c. PHMSA and state regulatory agencies
d. AGA, DCA, etc.
6. Brand and Product Awareness
a. Identify and promote MEA strengths in presales and sales environments.
b. Identify industry scenarios and match MEA solution.
c. Proficient in using and demonstrating all MEA compliance products and services.
d. Assist in identifying requirements for development of new products, services, and technology.
e. Work with marketing on audience identification.
f. Work with onboarding members and utilization of MEA compliance products and services.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Background in energy industry and OQ.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Confident in representing MEA’s many stakeholders in different formats (e.g., SME, presenter, facilitator, ambassador).
• Self-starter and independent thinker.
• Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
• Understand and interpret regulatory requirements.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Comfortable in fast-paced work environment.
• Strong technology skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, iOS, Android, PCs and tablets).
• Basic software troubleshooting skills.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Frequent travel is required (estimated 3 to 4 days per month).