Senior Gas Scheduler

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

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 everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. 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.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.

Summary

Spire is seeking a Sr. 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.  Works closely with trading personnel and accounting to communicate relevant information in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 to ensure deals are managed according to their intent in a timely and accurate manner
     

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.
     

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field OR equivalent working experience

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 3+ years of Natural Gas Scheduling experience or related experience
     

Physical demands, environment and schedule

Shared office environment

Posting Requirements

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: Pipeline, Scheduler, Gas, Energy, Administrative, Customer Service