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Spire Energy Commercial Analyst in Houston, Texas

Commercial Analyst

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Date: May 27, 2021

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 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.

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

  • 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.

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 Commercial Analyst that will be responsible for supporting the marketing of firm storage services for Spire Storage. The responsibilities will include analyzing targeted customers supply needs and cost alternatives, developing “pitch books” for Spire to present to targeted customers, and supporting the development of the commercial strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review natural gas demand, natural gas supply and prices to support the development of commercial strategies for midstream asset operations

  • Analyze targeted customers gas supply requirements, review and monitor resource plans filed with their PUC, develop analytical based proposals that support the contracting for Spire Storage services

  • Develop specific presentations and proposals for review by Spire senior commercial team for presentation to targeted customers

  • Manage sales funnel utilizing Sales Force software

  • Support the forecasting of monthly and daily injection and withdrawal volume capability for Storage, taking into account influencing factors such as reservoir pressures, horsepower availability and gas processing abilities.

  • Work with Storage and Pipeline’s commercial teams on a daily basis to facilitate customer obligations

  • Support the management of 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

  • Support the confirmation of 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

  • 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.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality

  • Ability to lead by example in support of the company’s essential characteristics and values: 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

  • Strong analytical and presentation development skills with experience in the natural gas industry preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to build rapport with a diverse array of people

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, through both oral and written means

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Economics or related field preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Commodity market analysis experience with emphasis on natural gas

  • Solid understanding of all aspects of the physical gas value chain (i.e., Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream)

  • Ability to read and interpret pipeline and LDC tariffs.

  • Natural Gas Scheduling experience or related experience is beneficial

  • At least 3 years of work experience performing similar functions preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work typically performed in a shared office environment

  • Typically, 10 hours a day, Monday through Friday

  • Position requires occasion travel

Competencies

Posting Requirements

• We accept online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Disclaimer: The above statements are 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 an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Location: Houston Job Segment: Law, Pipeline, Compliance, Business Process, Legal, Energy, Management

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