Primarily accountable for providing a strong and effective technical services program on behalf of the hydropower industry. Assists the Director of Regulatory Affairs & Technical Services in developing strategies, industry information responses, and other programs that provide effective technical services. This includes, but is not limited to, growing and strengthening the Committees and Councils noted above, serving as the staff liaison between federal agencies and other technical groups, representing NHA at industry events and conferences and developing content for technical conferences, summarize and communicate key technical developments and opportunities to NHA’s membership, and provide updates, issue alerts, and fact sheets to the public affairs department, among others.
Serve as the staff liaison to NHA’s Hydraulic Power Committee and Operational Excellence program, Water Innovation Council, and Marine Energy Council. Advance initiatives within these Committee’s and Council’s, such as dam safety, cyber security, and workforce development and training, among others.
Implement NHA’s strategic plan and policy objectives established by the Board of Directors, as they relate to technical services.
Represent NHA at industry events and conferences, such as NHA’s Annual Conference and regional meetings, among others.
Plan, organize, and lead technical conferences and workshops, such as the Hydraulic Power Committee’s spring meeting and Fall Retreat.
Provide information to the public affairs department, including developing articles for NHA Today, issue alerts, fact sheets, among others.
Serve as the liaison and further NHA’s relationships with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy and its laboratories, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Power Marketing Administrations, and Department of Homeland Security, among others.
Serve as a resource and actively engage with the Department of Energy in ensuring that the federal hydropower research and development agenda supports the needs of the conventional and marine energy waterpower industries.
Serve as liaison and build alliances with other technical groups and organizations, such as the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), CEATI International, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Association of State Dam Safety Officials, and academia, among others.
Communicate with members on key developments and opportunities related to technical hydropower issues, and coordinate efforts related to various opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science in a hydropower or energy related field, and 3-5 years of experience working in the hydropower industry, whether for an owner and operator, consulting firm, or federal and state government. Work with a trade association and previous policy experience is a plus.
About The National Hydropower Association
NHA is a national non-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the U.S. hydropower industry, including conventional, pumped storage, and new marine and hydrokinetic technologies. NHA’s membership consists of over 240 organizations, including consumer-owned utilities, investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, equipment manufacturers, environmental and engineering firms, and attorneys.