The National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge and public works project and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. In 2018, U.S. domestic production and use of construction aggregates amounted to 2.5 billion tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel–valued at $25.1 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women.
As Director, Engineering and Technical Policy, you will play an important role in shaping the aggregates industry’s government and regulatory affairs agenda. This position will report to NSSGA’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. The position will represent the interests of the aggregates industry, specifically related to design and specifications for pavements and other construction applications, aggregate research and other assistance required by the membership. Working just outside Washington, DC, you will have direct contact with NSSGA members, affiliated industry associations and various governmental agencies. This position interacts with engineers and operators from the world’s top aggregate producers, state aggregate association executives, NSSGA staff, and government officials.
In a typical day, you might receive emails from the CEO at a fortune 1000 company or high-ranking elected officials. You might attend meetings at FHWA, advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill, travel to participate in standards and research organizations, or gather information to better understand an emerging engineering and technical issue. You might monitor legislation pertaining to engineering techniques or take action on regulations.
Key Position Responsibilities
Education - Minimum BS degree in engineering, geology or other related field, with advanced degree and professional registration preferred.
Experience – Minimum ten years of experience in one or more of the following areas: aggregate testing and quality control, asphalt design and production, concrete design and production, pavement design and engineering, and construction materials standards and research.
Advanced education/degrees will be considered in lieu of years of work experience.