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Black Hills Energy Gas Scheduling Analyst II or Senior in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Gas Scheduling Analyst II or Senior

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, United States

Job ID: 33529

Date Posted: Jul 19, 2021

Salary: $ 64100 to $ 96100 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Gas Scheduler provides transactional analysis and scheduling, working with the Senior Manager of Gas Supply and Trading to optimize and accurately provide activities on pipelines in support of the organization. Understands the basic movement of natural gas, knowledge of electronic bulletin boards, and internal tracking systems, and is capable of tracking transactions from inception to month end.

SALARY RANGE: (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

Level II:$64,100 - $96,100 Senior Level:$76,300 - $114,450

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Manager, Gas Supply

LOCATION:This position is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

  • To learn more about our locations check out ourlocations page (https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/pages/our-locations) on our career website.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works closely with the Senior Manager of Gas Supply to ensure all pipeline scheduling is performed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Communicates with our suppliers and markets to ensure that contractual nomination data is coordinated properly and resolves all discrepancies in a timely fashion.

  • Schedules gas on inter/intrastate pipeline EBB systems.

  • Solid understanding of all company transportation and storage contracts and rights.

  • Works with suppliers, purchasers, pipelines and point operators to monitor and minimize imbalances. When imbalances occur, works within pipeline and LDC guidelines to reduce, eliminate, or trade those imbalances in the manor most advantageous to the company.

  • Performs end of month closing tasks including actualization of pipes/trades in Endur. Interacts closely with internal accounting and third parties to help resolve any discrepancies that arise in monthly settlement.

  • Monitor pipeline bulletin boards (EBBs) for both critical and non-critical notices and relays these to the team.

  • Participate in weekend and evening on-call coverage as needed.

  • Maintain working knowledge of and adherence to the corporate Risk Policy.

  • System of Record (Endur) subject matter expert for Gas Supply Services processes within the system (deal capture, scheduling, invoice reconciliation, testing, etc.).

  • Work closely with Gas Margin Accounting and Regulatory personnel to satisfy state regulatory filing requirements.

  • Develop and maintain expertise with LDC/pipeline tariffs. Monitor filed tariff changes and communicate potential impacts to appropriate parties. Provide timely updates regarding pipeline maintenance and outages and the potential impacts.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regularly use spreadsheets, database and word processing software, and periodically learn new programs.

  • Deals with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.

  • Excellent communication skills, both personal and electronic; must maintain a high level of professionalism; must possess a very high level of verbal skills and be able to listen carefully.

  • Maintains a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.

  • Must be able to work non-traditional hours (including some weekends/holidays) as needed.

  • May be required to carry a company provided cell phone and be available to respond during working hours. May also be required to respond during non-working hours, especially related to company emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level II:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of coordinating or scheduling materials movement experience required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Senior Level

  • Minimum of five (5) years of coordinating or scheduling materials movement experience required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Scheduling experience on a variety of pipelines. TIGT, NGPL, and NNG preferred.

  • Knowledge of natural gas scheduling and the utility industry.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.

  • Detail oriented with excellent planning, organization, problem solving, and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional team player with a positive attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships and work with a wide variety of people and functions, both internally and externally.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 64100 to 96100

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