Senior Gas Scheduler - Storage

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77046

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6853 
Location: 3773 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas, 77046
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 2 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

 

Primary duties:

Responsible for performing the monthly and daily forecasting of flow capabilities and performing the nominations, scheduling, confirmation and allocation functions for both Spire Storage West (Storage) and Spire STL Pipeline (Pipeline).  In addition, administer customer contracts within the companies’ information management systems in accordance with services provided as it relates to tracking customer receipts and deliveries and volume balances, calculating service charges and calculating monthly customer invoices.  Also assist commercial sales, marketing and trading personnel of both businesses to facilitate execution of long term and short term commercial strategy.

  • Forecast monthly and daily injection and withdrawal volume capability for Storage along with blend gas requirements in order to receive and deliver pipeline quality gas to major pipeline interconnects, taking into account influencing factors such as reservoir pressures, horsepower availability, the processing and removal of condensate, NGL’s, H2O and other inert elements to arrive at dry gas quantities
  • Work with Storage and Pipeline’s commercial teams on a daily basis to facilitate customer obligations sold
  • Manage Storage and Pipeline customers’ firm and interruptible contracts, performing and overseeing nominations and scheduling, point operator confirmations, volume allocations, and capacity release requests in accordance with customers’ contractual rights and FERC authorized tariffs
  • Confirm nominations with pipelines, utilities, other point operators and communicate results back to customers and stakeholders in accordance with timelines as defined in the Tariffs, FERC regulations, and NAESB standards
  • Work with Storage and Pipeline’s operators and gas control personnel to post daily scheduled and operational available capacity and to notify customers of operational flow orders or critical notices necessary to ensure the operational integrity of the operations
  • Perform monthly settlement of volumes injected, withdrawn, stored or transported for both Storage and Pipeline, calculate customer service charges, and assist corporate accounting personnel in the monthly invoicing of customers
  • Manage the posting of information to Storage and Pipeline web based electronic bulletin board systems for providing the public access and download capability to daily postings, updates to tariff and rate information, and daily changing operational/transactional/affiliate information of a FERC regulated Interstate Storage Facility and Natural Gas Transmission System
  • Make prior period adjustments and re-allocate volumes as necessary to facilitate corrections in measurement or other documented reasons
  • Assist Storage and Pipeline marketing personnel with short term capacity sales when marketing personnel are unavailable
  • Interface with corporate accounting and regulatory personnel to ensure accurate invoicing for services rendered and appropriate and timely reporting and compliance as required by law
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field preferred
  • Natural Gas Scheduling experience or related experience is preferred

Required knowledge, skill, and abilities:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least 5 years of work experience performing pipeline or storage scheduling or similar function

Work environment:

  • Normal office conditions with periodic field visits
  • Typically, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Rotating off-hour and weekend on call responsibilities likely

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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