Senior Gas Scheduler

Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77046

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6162 
Location: 3773 Richmond Avenue,Houston, Texas, 77046
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

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.

 

Spire is seeking a Gas Scheduler, for our Houston office. This position will coordinate the receipt and delivery of gas between suppliers, markets, pipelines, storage operators, and others in order to ensure that company volumes are accurately tracked and monitored to ensure that billing and invoicing is correct.  Also, work closely with trading personnel and accounting to communicate relevant information in a timely manner.

Primary duties:

  • Maintain records for all gas supply purchases, transportation, and sales for various SMI customers in order to manage the gas supply, transportation, and sales portfolios in an efficient and timely manner
  • Schedule interstate and intrastate pipeline and end-user volumes on a daily basis and try to minimize imbalance and scheduling charges that are caused by the misalignment of receipt and delivery volumes
  • Contact counterparty gas scheduling representatives to exchange scheduling information for both daily and monthly transactions to ensure that all purchase and sale volumes are scheduled on a timely basis
  • Review and summarize SMI’s pipeline contracts so that primary and discounted secondary receipt and delivery points can easily be obtained in a timely manner
  • Accurately account for all scheduled and allocated volumes so that the Gas Accountant can verify all purchase, sales, and transportation charges prior to month end closing
  • Monitor pipeline bulletin boards for both scheduled and unscheduled pipeline maintenance in order to avoid foreseen cuts on firm transportation contracts
  • Handle after-hours and weekend nomination issues by monitoring emails and phone calls from both pipeline and third-party representatives on an ongoing basis and contacting the gas supply buyers and other third parties as needed in order to resolve the issues
  • Maintain understanding of contractual commitments, pipeline rates, tariff regulations, and operational conditions on specific pipelines
  • Manage physical transactions in internal gas management system and to confirm 3rd party documents
  • Update and maintain all transport related data including discounts, current commitments, fuels and rates.
  • Track storage injections, withdrawals and imbalances
  • Manage all activity with a commercial focus and collaborative approach with physical traders
  • Monitor and guide with an effort to maximum utilization on all transport contracts
  • Work with trading personnel to ensure that imbalances are minimized to limit cash-out volatility
  • Provide mentoring and training to employees with less experience
  • Assist other internal departments such as confirmations, risk, IT and accounting to ensure deals are managed according to their intent in a timely and accurate manner

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field required
  • 5+ years of Natural Gas Scheduling experience or related experience

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Strong Ethics and Integrity, Dedication to a Safe Work Environment, Commitment to a Diverse Workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives.
  • Customer focus, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, quality, initiative, problem solving and analysis.

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • none

Work environment:

Shared office environment

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.


Job Location: Houston

Job Segment: Gas, Engineer, Accounting, Scheduler, Energy, Engineering, Finance, Administrative, Customer Service

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